Thursday, May 1, 2014

Birthdays

One great thing about having Grandies come for my birthday is that they all help to blow out the candles (well I should have said they blow out ALL the candles)
  
Ready.....
 BLOW !!!
 Yay!  We did it.

On Thursday next week, I am going to Hobart to visit another lot of Grandies.  While I am there Harry will have his 4th birthday.  He is having an Octonauts party as he and his little mates from Childcare spend a lot of time playing and roleplaying  Octonauts.  I have been making library bags for all the littlies going to his party, as a take home gift.


These are appliqued with my embroidery machine and are stitching out so well.  The designs came from here.  I wasnt sure how they would be as there were no instructions for when to add the layers of fabric for applique, but once I started I could work it out.  The bags will hold stickers, notebook and a few bits and pieces like that.  Oh and an Octonaut figurine, which is what they all like to play with.

Harry, being the birthday boy, requested his 2 favourite characters on his, so this is Kwazii and Dashi.  He has now asked if I could make him 2 jumpers, one with Dashi on and one with Kwazii on.  I think time will beat me so they will have to wait till I get home again.  But it is nice to know they think Grans can do anything !

10 comments:

Helen said...

Happy birthday Marilyn, you have been busy spoiling the little ones.

Anneliese said...

Happy birthday to you, Marilyn, I am singing the song for you.... tralala. I love the grandy-crowd around you - how wonderful! And I am happy for you that you were so successful with your design of the travel-sewing bag which I saw the other day.
Have a good trip!

Christine M said...

Happy birthday Marilyn. That's a lovely photo of you surrounded by the granad kids. I'm sure those bags are going to be a big hit!

shez said...

happy birthday my friend,what a wonderful time you had there with the grandies,love the pic of you with then all on you,lol,what fun and i love these bags Marilyn,your GS will love these,safe travelling.xx

Fiona said...

that is such a lovely picture of you with the children.... special memories... love the bags... such a clever gran you are.... yes.... we rock... we can do anything!!
Hugz

Chookyblue...... said...

happy birthday.........have a great time in Tazzie (feezing)....lol....
say hi to the Eclectic Chic for me too.......

Anthea said...

What a gorgeous set of pics Marilyn - with all that GrandieLove surrounding you, I hope your birthday was very enjoyable!
And yes I agree, it's fab when grandies (or in my case, my own kids/nephews/nieces) think you are so clever... good for the self-esteem

Helen said...

Happy birthday , love your photos !!

Dianne said...

Belated happy birthday, Marilyn. You did a great job on the party bags! The grandies look like they adore their Nana. Have a lovely time in Tassie.

Susan said...

Gosh - I am seriously out of touch wit boys stuff...octonauts??never heard of them - but they are quite cute...
you will be so loved.