This year, Peter and I worked hard to give Parker a completely handmade birthday. I had started thinking about what I was going to make him back in summer (as I tend to do!) and began to gather materials since the beginning of December. I was lucky enough to come across some out of print Heather Ross gnome material very cheaply and pounced on the chance. After seeing it, I knew it was destined to become something of Parker's and that is how the first mama-made pants were "born"! It was easier than I thought it would be thanks to a little help- my friend Kate and Soulemama's Creative Family book. The main fabric is an organic cotton twill, also purchased on sale at fabric.com.
close up of the fabric- so cute!
I also needed to make Parker a birthday crown. I was instructed to use Christmas colors and he wanted a gnome and a squirrel needlefelted on it. I think I did a good job of making it to his specifications without it being completely reminiscent of Christmas. He also wore his crown all day for several days, which makes this mama so happy!
Despite being sick, I do believe this was one of Parker's best birthdays. He kept saying how much he loved everything and I know he knew a lot of love went into his presents!