You made me a mama, I tell her often.
My oldest’s birthday has come and gone; my first, the one who made me a Mama, is now eleven years old. She managed to have two birthday cakes this year. I made one for her birthday dinner with the family and she made one for the next day’s party with friends.
I want to credit my son Adrien for many of the photos in this post. The unstaged pics are all his :). Some of them look staged, but are really his also, just cropped by me.
Cute aren’t they?
All six of her friends have taken my five beginner sewing lessons and so it was decided she would have a sewing party. She got a dwarf hamster for her birthday earlier this month and from there an animal theme ensued. Deciding to make teddies was an obvious choice after combining the animal and sewing ideas. And it would be easily doable in a four hour party and still have time for a game, nibbles, and cake. That is, with a little planning…
You can make these too! Check out these super instructions for the bunny. I made my own templates for the cat, puppy, and bear ears and tails. I regrettably didn’t get pics of the teddies backsides–the bunnies and bears have cute pom-pom tails :).
Birthday Cake, Take 2.
I drove her two besties home just hours ago from a sleepover following the party. It was a brilliant weekend celebrating the first tiny love of our lives. Xx