Butterfly Pillow – Birthday gift

Today the kids and I are going to a birthday party for Libby, a girl in Soren’s class.  She turned 5 in March, but for whatever the reason, the party is in May.   The theme is “Ugly Bugs & Beautiful Butterflies”.  Maebh is going to be a Butterfly with her fluffy pink wings, which she is already wearing but Soren is going to be Batman!

So I was thinking of things we could get her and instead of a toy which she’ll play with for a bit then either break, pass along or just not play with it, I thought I’d maker her a pillow.  I think a five year old would like a pretty butterfly pillow with her name on it.

I had to use the existing fabrics in the house, as I started this at 7 am this morning – so I used an old plaid shirt of Maebh’s which she outgrew and had a stain on the corner so I was going to toss.  Then I added some of the paisley fabric which I used before..  Clearly I need to get some new fabric asap!

I hand sewed it [machine will look better] and added some buttons for accents.

While not the best in the world, I thought it was cute and I hope she likes it!

Author: Stars Stripes and Mayonnaise

I am an American currently living in the Netherlands. I enjoy snapping photos and blogging along the way about our family’s journey as we moved from USA to the UK for a couple years then onto Ireland for three & half years and now in our next adventure in the Netherlands where the kids and are are learning Dutch. As you can probably tell by the name of the blog “Stars, Stripes & Mayonnaise” our family is half American & half Dutch and if you know one thing about the Dutch is that they LOVE their mayonnaise! I seen ’em do it man, they fuckin‘ drown ’em in it. When I started this blog way when it was to capturing memories of our family – essentially a journal of our family adventures, their love of mayonnaise, my love of photography, D.I.Y., crafting, sea glass hunting and exploring with our two amazing kids.

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