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

A Boston girl currently living in Dublin, Ireland snapping photos and blogging along the way about our family’s journeys from the USA to the UK. We were there for a couple years then onto Ireland for the past 3+ years. As you can probably tell by the name of the blog “Stars, Stripes & Mayonnaise” our family is 1/2 American & 1/2 Dutch and if you know one thing about the Dutch is that they LOVE their mayonnaise! When I started this blog way when it was to capturing memories of our family adventures, their love of mayonnaise, my love of photography, D.I.Y., crafting, sea glass hunting and exploring Europe and beyond with our two amazing kids. It’s essentially a journal of our family.

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