The party starts in about an hour, but my baby is getting sicker and is asleep in my arms so I think we will be late – he needs to sleep more than we need to party. But since the party girl’s Mum won’t have a chance to read this before we get there I thought I’d share with you the gift we made for our friend Willow.
Willow is turning one and she is rather cute, a tiny walking ‘hippy chick’. I had the pleasure of making her birthday invitations and she is having a ‘hippy, natural, environmentally friendly’ party to celebrate her birthday. Her mum wrote a very clever poem to put inside her invitations which included this line about gift suggestions –
“think wooden, think natural, even handmade or organic…”
I was lucky enough to buy her some gorgeous handmade overalls from Buggz (proceeds to help with the Chibobo Orphanage appeal too!) which are just divine but I really wanted to come up with something that the kids and I could make for her. Something that wasn’t too hard (as usual we left it pretty late in the game to start), something that would be usable and enjoyed, and something that would look good when it was done. We came with the idea of some natural wooden stacking blocks!
The Baldy Boy sawed them and the girls and I sanded them, and then this morning we sewed a bag to put them in and I am really pleased with how they turned out. I wish we had some natural bees wax though, that would have worked better than the olive oil we used to give them a light coating but still… we think they look great and I think we’ll make some more for Muski for Christmas!