Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The birthday month

April is definitely the craziest birthday month of the year among my family and friends. I'm still heading along the make/buy handmade present path, but year after year, it's getting a bit more difficult.

A friends little boy is turning five this weekend. I've been racking my brain trying to think of something to make for him, when my sister happened to mention that she was going to bake some cupcakes with the kiddies. I had one of those lightbulb moments, and knew immediately what I was going to attempt to make.

The apron was the easy bit.... it's just a much smaller version of my adult aprons. The chefs hat was a bit more of a challenge, but I'm really happy with the way it turned out. I just need to make sure that I take some measurements, and write down how I actually made it before I gift it away! I'm predicting more baking gifts in the future.

20 comments:

Hoppo Bumpo said...

That's such a great idea! My boys already love putting on aprons and hats to cook - its always good to look the part. I'm sure your little friend will look very cute in that set. That chef's hat is fabulous!

PaisleyJade said...

What a great idea! My 7 year old loves baking with me... and loves green! I am sure your friends little guy will be very pleased!

Kat said...

That is such a cute hat. When I was younger and my mum was teaching me to bake I loved to get dressed up in my apron. I just wish I had a cute hat like this one to match it.

crafty things said...

What a great looking gift. Your creativity is amazing.

Leonie said...

My boys w3ere given cheffy aprons and a bowl screaper each for Christmas and they just love them. Great idea, sure to be well loved and used!

Selina said...

that is adorable Cam! i'm sure he will just love it!

Miss Muggins said...

Congrats Cam on being the lucky winner of my Flannel Bunny! Must be your lucky day! LOL

amity ville boronia said...

That hat is fantastic! I should make one of those for myself. I can never find ones in stores that fit my... giant head. It's a curse. You're giving me some ideas for my birthday month too, which is June :)

My Black Cardigan said...

April is a busy birthday month. I wonder what kept people so busy 9 months ago.....????!!!!
The apron and hat are great. I would love to see the hat on its new owner....

Michelle said...

cam...brillant idea...kids love cooking...and it doesn't matter what age...if there is cake batter to be had there right there...
gorgeous!!!

Elizabeth said...

you could include some fun sprinkles, or cookie cutters, or something. if you want. just a thought. :) it looks great!

Megan: The Byron Life said...

That's a perfect gift for a child that age. He'll love it I'm sure.

Beth said...

Yes, birthday month around here too... whew!! What a fantastic gift! Love the green.

edward and lilly said...

This is brilliant, especially the chef's hat! I bet it will be a huge hit!

Alison said...

The apron and chefs hat that I made for my grandsons birthday is a huge hit, he doesn't 'cook' unless he has them both on! Lovely fabric you used there.

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Kirsty said...

Super cute.

All my kids have had to have an outfit to go with games/sports/activities. It's just not the same unless you're wearing all the right gear.

I'm sure it will be well loved.

Jade said...

Oh Kym would SO love a chef's hat for Jett (however we do have a rule that Jett is not allowed to become a chef like his dad... but he can be an awesome home cook!).

I'm sure the apron and hat will be well loved :D

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Perfect gift!! The chefs hat is delightful.

Karin said...

Gorgeous!