Tuesday, February 4

Homemade/Handmade Thoughtfulness

We got Johnny an iPad mini for Christmas.  I'm usually not very excited about giving hi-tech gifts, but I knew this was something he would REALLY use, especially in the band (chords, lyrics, etc).  Hope's thing is handmade special gifts because, as you probably already know, Hope is ALL ABOUT holidays and the specialness of it all.  After some brainstorming we decided it would be totally possible for her to sew him a little case (with some help) for his new gift.

She's not super confident on the machine, so I set it to the slowest speed.  That way she couldn't accidentally stomp on the pedal and lose control.  We used fleece for the inside so it would be soft, and Hope picked the plaid fabric for the outside.

The part she had the hardest time with was sewing the button on, so we'll have to work on that.  ;)  She picked the letters for the back and I ironed them on.  She wrapped the gift up and had to wait until very last to give it to him... otherwise he would have figured out the iPad!

I know we are well past Christmas now, but I thought I'd share her little handmade sweetness anyway.  I love seeing him pull this "Daddy" case out whenever we're out-- it's over the top adorable.


24 comments:

  1. Aww this is just the sweetest! What a creative little girl! She's way ahead of me in the sewing department anyway!

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  2. Its super sweet! I love the plaid and also would melt if I saw a daddy pull that out. great wrork!

    www.dancingthroughsunday.typepad.com
    x

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  3. This is so, so sweet. I hope to instill the same sense of importance of thoughtful handmade gifts in my daughter. She is only one now, but I immensely look forward to helping her with projects like this in the future. :)

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  4. That's so cute! I can't wait to have a daughter of my own to make cool little crafts with.

    xoxo
    Taylor

    www.welcomehometaylor.com

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  5. This is a wonderful gift. I love it when kids enjoy making homemade, special items. I also love the way your kids dress!

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  6. that is the cutest thing. i love it.

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  7. This is so gorgeous! Your family is just the sweetest.

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  8. This is so lovely, and it looks amazing! Hope did a great job! x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. aw how special!! wow...
    this year after seeing a couple presents wrapped for him under the plant (he didn't bother getting a tree), my dad said in a panicked voice "I thought we weren't doing presents this year??"

    Valentina
    Valentina Duracinsky Blog
    -- Facebook Page

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  10. so adorable and sweet!

    xxoo,
    nikki

    www.dreaminneon.blogspot.com

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  11. oh my gosh what a precious, sweet little girl hope is. thank you for sharing!

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  12. this is the sweetest post. what a darling!

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  13. This is so sweet and well done! My 5 yr old is sewing all the time.. making little bag and pillow gifts for everyone. She'll be a pro in no time!

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  14. How adorable. What a sweet little girl you have!

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  15. That is so precious! What a sweet and thoughtful gift. I'm sure y'all are just blown away every time Hope makes something like this!

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  16. This is the cutest! Oh my word - I love the thoughtfulness of it!

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  17. That's maybe the sweetest thing ever!

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  18. That is so cute! I love how creative you and your kids are. After reading this, I kinda wish my mum would have taught me how to sew things when I was a kid as she used to make her own clothes when she was my age. It's such a lovely craft to learn - and such a sweet gift. :)
    Have a lovely weekend!

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