Tuesday, July 17, 2012

A few little things for Gemma

I would have loved to show you photos of Gemma opening her gifts, but the lighting was so poor and the photos were terrible.  I have a couple to prove to her that we did indeed celebrate her third birthday, but they are few and Not Very Nice.  So, I am making up for it with a show-and-tell post about her gifts.

We tend not to go overboard with the gift-giving at birthdays, especially with the younger kids.  Gemma has been enjoying the things she received for her special day:

Gemma really loves the illustrations in Gyo Fujikawa's books.  They're really sweet, and this set is perfectly sized for taking along in the van.

 Lovely beeswax crayons (much better price than those from Stockmar), a gift from her aunt and uncle.

 Another book, this one from her Oma.  The illustrations are full of the most amazing details.

 And yes, another book by Gyo Fujikawa.  I tell you, we can look at these every day and not grow tired of them!


 My main gift to her was clothing for her favorite baby, Abbie.  I made a selection of mix-and-match items.

 For when the weather gets cooler...I still need a pattern for itty-bitty booties.  Just noticed the bonnet is wrong-way in the photo...the garter stitch goes 'round the face, of course.

This was my favorite outfit.  Can you believe it, I made the dress without a pattern and without even measurements!  It was risky, but it worked...the notes for the three sweaters are on my Ravelry page.

 I won this adorable weather-learning set from Armadillo Dreams on Nicole's blog a while back.  I was so impressed, I asked them if they would like to put their button on my sidebar.  I'll be hosting a giveaway for them beginning this weekend, so stay tuned!

And finally, a special bracelet from a special friend (thank's Annita!), purchased on Etsy.  Gemma loves shiny girly things!

And that's it!

1 comment:

  1. It looks like she had a wonderful birthday with many wonderful gifts... especially that BEAUTIFUL bracelet! ;) Actually, I am sure she will treasure those handmade baby doll clothes one day... maybe passing them onto her children. My favorite is also the blue outfit... such a talented mama! +JMJ+

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