The Queen turned 90 this year and there were celebrations everywhere, including Little Bee’s school. After things had died down, Little Bee asked me why does the Queen have two birthdays. I looked at her and said “You know what? You have two birthdays too!” That got her really excited and asked me when is her other birthday. I looked at the Muslim calendar, and there it was… a few days time!!
“Can I have a cake? Can I have a Pokémon cake?”
It was touch and go… I woke up for my sahur (morning meal before fasting). Baked the cakes, went back to bed after taking the cakes out of the oven, went back to bed, woke up again to get her ready for school, went to work for half the day, rushed back from work… AAAAARRRRRGH!!! Have to pick her up soon!!
So this was what I managed to make.
A messy cake but she was very, very, very happy!
We went to the haberdashery as I needed to get some things to get started on a project. Of course, Little Bee go excited and started to get things for herself too. I asked her what does she need the felt for and she said that she is going to make a teddy.
When we got home, she looked through the sewing book that I got her ages ago and found the instruction for a stuffed toy. She asked me to cut out the provided template and apart from that and tying knots to the thread, Little Bee did everything herself.
She drew out the template:
She cut out the shapes:
And she sewed it together:
She gave the teddy to daddy yesterday as it was daddy’s day.
She’s going to make me a pin cushion next 🙂
We went to a birthday party on the weekend. It was one of Little Bee’s good friend. We bumped into him and his mom a few days before and had a quick chat about the holidays and stuff when he blurted that he wished he had a dream catcher…
I mentioned this at dinner and hubby found this site:
How to make a dream catcher
So… we made this for her friend.
Not a real dream catcher from an American Indian… but a dream catcher from us… and he’s a very happy boy.