So much birthday awesomeness!! Three cakes, a new bike, trip to Pop's house, family reunion and the mountain state fair!
Balance bike is so fun! He's already cruising with his feet up.
Giant turkey leg - Score!!
Once Ruffin turned 3, he was able to start preschool where he's met some new friends. One of his friends also just had a birthday and we were invited to her party. So we went shopping for a present for a 5-year old girl. I didn't really know the little girl at all, except that she went to preschool with Ruffin and my background info was this: the party was to be Power Puff Girl-themed and when I called the mom to RSVP she said that the little girl liked superheroes. My little Josephine is still in the baby toy range, so I had no idea how horrible the toy selection is for little girls (I will tell you this: Jo will never have a "Bratzilla" doll). I stayed away from the super girly stuff since we had superheroes on the brain. We left Target empty-handed (birthday present-wise - I don't think it is possible to leave Target empty-handed. We spent at least 40 bucks). Now what would we do? Make something, of course! So Ruffin & I set off for Joann's. We ended up with a cut of some pretty sweet Marvel comic fabric and (naturally) a coordinating fabric as well. I got home and put it in the wash while I made a prototype of what I had in mind: a travel pencil/paper wallet.
I think this is the first time ever that the finished product was exactly right the first go 'round. I am glad for that since once I finished the Marvel version it seemed pretty masculine - even for a girl who likes superheroes. So here is what I ended up with (these photos looked way better on my phone...).
I was experimenting with where to put the "nancymoo" tag. I think I like it better inside - what do you think?
I took them both to the party and asked her mom which one the little girl would like better. Her mom picked the owls - Yay for the prototype being perfect! The superhero wallet will be for sale soon in my Etsy shop.
(Next post topic: Yes, I have an Etsy shop)