Thursday, January 28, 2010

Presents we made for Arwen.

Here are the presents that most of us made for Arwen's 1st birthday. I will share her actual birthday later this week.Rogan made the white cat and Vellvin and Rogan made the elephant, mostly Vellvin I think.
A birthday bag of course. Only (true confessions) I made it on the day. You can't see but there are tiny beads in three colours glued in small bunches around her name over the bag. The ribbon is sewn on at the back.
I was going to make these BUT time again so Rogan and Autumn made the little people for the train below.
Stephen and Saxon made this train out of Blackwood off our property. A huge limb had fallen and so enabled us to use this much sought after wood.
This cool boat was made by: Saxon made the timber bottom, Vellvin and Rogan sanded and Eden sewed the sail. Rogan glued it together.
Morna, Myffwyn and Corbyn had to have a present too. So they caught Arwen some Bumble Bee's, regular Bee's, butterfly's and a cricket. I don't think I left anything out. They also gave their insects some flowers to feel like home.

Of course we let them go at the end of the day. The children are very good at doing this, much better than our older children were at remembering to let the insects go.
I have for many years wanted a special birthday plate for the birthday person. I first read about this in Let's make a Memory -over 16 years ago. This I imagine is the new updated version.
Of course now you can get them from any Waldorf supplier, but being the do it your self type I painted one finally. I have had the paint to do it for over a year now but just didn't get around to it.
This one is for girls and I will do a boy coloured one for our guys.
People in the train.
Stephen's Mother made and Smocked this beautiful dress. It also has smocking on the back.
Autumn made this doll/baby hammock and a little hand stitched blanket for her dolls.
My extremely fat bunny rabbit. Please do not look at him, I am so unhappy with him.

Eden sewed a lovely little skirt for Arwen with a butterfly on the side. Unfortunately Arwen got chocolate (from her party bag that her siblings were giving her) on her skirt before I had a chance to take a photo. So when it is through the washing process I will share Eden's present as well.



Anonymous said...

Oh Gae,

What beautiful presents dear friend! She is one blessed little girl to be loved by all of her siblings.

One year old - the time seems to have wings :)

Blessings to your day,


Elizabeth said...

Dear Miss Gae,

Your blog post today made me so happy. What a blessed mama you are to have children who will make such special gifts for their baby sister with such love and talent and imagination. Thank you for taking the time to post all the photos and share the joy.

The Watts Family said...

Oh how sweet all the presents are! Everything is wonderful. Don't you just love homemade. Please tell everyone that I said they did a fabulous job on the presents I am so impressed. ~Great Pictures Happy Birthday Arwen ~Blessings Heather

Marie said...

Your bunny is adorable and I would love to be able to make something like that for my children. The rest of the gifts are a lot of fun too! Such a talented family!

Kelly Casanova said...

What beautiful presents, I love the little smocked dress.

Kat said...

What beautiful and thoughtful gifts. We love to try to make our gifts to each other, too.

I was so blessed by your visit and comment at Art's Chili. I came to your blog and read around for a long time and enjoyed getting to know your beautiful family a bit. I read so long I ran out of time to leave a comment yesterday and have had your page opened on my computer ever since trying to write you. I am sure you know something about that!

I do hope to spend some more time with you and get to know each other better.

Blessings tonight,


Anonymous said...

Hi Gae,
What a lovely birthday Arwen must have had, and I love your rabbit. :D

It speaks of the love that you gave making it. I am not terribly crafty - in fact my daughter has a long stitch that we gave her a couple of years ago, and I must help her with it - that's if I can work out how to do it, myself! :P

Have a great week,


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