I have finally finished Mary's birthday gift, a Sunflower Girl. This from Twist (Spring 2009). The Ravelry pattern is here. I love this finished project, but it is a lot of work!
So I finished the girl and was a little stumped about how to wrap it. There were a few issues: I am also going to make Mary a quilt for her birthday, but she's going to get this much later, since I haven't even started it yet. The Sunflower girl is great, but I didn't feel like I could give Mary just the doll on such a special day. I know gifts shouldn't be about money spent, but if I were to buy a gift, I would spend much more than this doll cost.
Anyways, I thought the doll would look pretty sad in a box and wanted to get Mary some toys to go along with her too. I found some buckets and garden toys at the grocery store yesterday (for about $10) and poof, I have a fully themed (and fun to unwrap) gift, with packaging and all.
Here it is:
I was thinking of using tissue paper as the dirt (right now that is unfinished fabric) but maybe if I finish the edges of the fabric Mary can continue to plant the doll in the bucket. What do you guys think?
I'm so happy how this all came together. I like the doll alot, but by "planting" her and including a few more toys I think this gift really becomes a show stopper.
I hope it makes Mary laugh, that's the most important thing!
Here is another shot of the doll, posing for the camera of course!
Why am I "Knitting a Baby?" well, technically I'm not. I am preparing for a baby in the near(ish) future, and since knitting for a baby is way less stressful, I'll blog about both! I am currently expecting my first child, due in July, 2011. I'm very excited to share the experience with you!
I am 29 and a wife and already a "mama" to lots of pets (4 cats and 2 dogs).