holiday birthdays

November 28th, 2007

holiday birthdays always get the shaft. I don’t have one, but have sisters and friends that do and I’ve heard many lectures on the topic (all riviting). The lesson always is never ever say, “this present counts for christmas and your birthday!” So go back to your christmas list, make a new column for birthdays and do these poor, suffering people a favor and make them a birthday present (you get extra points for wrapping it with actual birthday paper).

I made this train bag for a little boy, whose birthday is before thanksgiving (so it doesn’t quite count as a holiday birthday). I used this very clever tutorial and did some freezer paper stencils on the inside.  The stencils were not planned and really should have been, but oh well it’s not bad.  He didn’t seem to mind, but he is only 2.

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12 Responses to holiday birthdays

  1. Ali says:

    As a December birthday girl, I salute your thoughtfulness.

    And the train mat bag is wonderful.

  2. Alix says:

    lovely bag. Whoo Whoo. I’ve been meaning to make something similar for a long time, but very big, as a lego bag. no more trying to scoop up the bits. the tape loops will make it so much easier.

  3. soozs tutorial is great isn’t it, i fell in love with that farm fabric she used, had to get some when i spotted it on superbuzzy last week!, i love the train idea, it works really well. i’m aiming to make one with the farm on it, and also have some fabric printed like a pirate treasure map, want to put some playmobil pirates in the bag too.

  4. Jenna says:

    I loved this idea also. Your train version came out great. The stencils look perfect.

  5. Beth says:

    Fantastic! I love it, especially with your stencils which I initially thought was just the best fabric ever for a two-year-old train lover.

  6. sooz says:

    This is gorgeous! Love love love the stencils!!

  7. Nanette says:

    So gorgeous Meg, well done!

  8. kelly says:

    wow, this is great. i’ve heard about this type of mat/bag but not seen one! i might just give one a try, any pointers? -kb

  9. kim says:

    what a great bag! i totally want one now… man, i wish i was a two year old boy getting a choo choo bag.

  10. Shirley says:

    Gorgeous bag – my 1 year old baby boy is train-daft & would love this for his Thomas the tank engine :0)
    My poor dad would sympathise with the holiday birthday crew – his is December 26th! I can’t complain though – mine has fallen on Easter Sunday twice & I got presents & extra chocolate eggs :0)

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