While trying to make as much as possible by hand for Mia’s birthday and party I said to a friend “I’m on my handmade high-horse”. It was only later when looking back over those two days that one thing struck me, how much everyone else involved had contributed in a handmade way too. Two separate families had bought bunches of flowers, held squashed in a wee fist, picked from their own gardens. One bunch was mainly Dandelions, as the little girl kept going outside and coming back with more (okay, flowers aren’t handmade, but they have a lovely simplicity especially when it’s Forget-Me-Nots, Roses, and Dandelions). The dresser is a sea of handmade birthday cards with the most beautiful pictures, all drawn for Mia.
Gift wise, I did up the old school desk for her, re-covered a stool, and made her a new pencil case to go inside it. Her Nana made her a new dancing skirt for dressing up (though this was worn to kindy the next day). Miriam from Booci made her a felt-ball bracelet, Sarah from Cotton Kiwi made her a hibiscus head band, and Nik from Gotta Have gave her a little handmade blue bow clip with a pink button in the middle. I obviously know some wonderful people, lucky me.
The hit of the party would have to be the Flower-Filled Skirt I bought from Cotton Kiwi, how gorgeous is this? It even has a little bell in it, and she dings along as she moves around the house. Mia LOVES it, understandably.