Eli's birthday gifts
Before I get into the birthday gifts I have to tell you that last evening my quilt club met as a big group for the first time in MONTHS and IT WAS AWESOME! We had a real program and real show and tell and lots of catching up chatter.
It was a much better time than the 2 days Chris and I have spent burying he phone line (about 300') because the phone company couldn't be bothered. If you don't have Centurylink for your phone service you are blessed. They must have the worst customer service of any company in the world in any category.
Now, on to Eli. Eli is brother to Ella (recipient of couture doll clothes). He's turning 4 this weekend and he's all boy. I decided to dye some shirts for and hopefully he'll like one or more of these. I'm especially thrilled with the spiral. The two in the back were dyed using Color Magnet and stencils.
I had leftover fabric from his pillowcase so I made a gift bag for the shirts. Cookie Monster is his favorite Muppet. The bag is lined in turquoise.
I was rummaging around the sewing room looking for something to use as the drawstring and I spied the clothesline that I usually wrap with fabric for coasters and bowls. I decided to see if it could be dyed. It turns out that it can! I put lots of Fray Check and glue in the knots so that they don't come apart in use.
Mom and I will go to his party Saturday afternoon. Not sure if I'll survive a party full of 4 year old's but I'll give it my best shot. Mom and I might need to stop at a bar on the way home to recover.
6/16/2021 12:05:44 pm
Clever idea to dye the clothesline. Took me a moment to realize it was not covered with fabric!
6/16/2021 12:43:50 pm
HA!...hope you survive the party! Adorable gifts...bet he loves them!
Becky in VA
6/16/2021 03:09:14 pm
You are very good at gift making for these little people.
Chris in South Jersey
6/16/2021 06:10:04 pm
My sister lives in Columbia and has the same high opinion of Centurylink as you.
6/17/2021 07:26:05 am
300' is a long ways - the length of a football field! The t-shirts are so darn cute! I am sure he will love them. How smart you are to dye that clothesline to match the bag.
6/17/2021 07:41:11 am
I was immediately drawn to the spiral dyed shirt also. It is my favorite. I am sure he will love them all.
6/17/2021 09:33:58 am
I agree with Gene, but also like the other ones as well. It's hard to know what will strike their fancy. I really like the Cookie Monster bag, and bet he will too. Great job on the clothesline Vicki! You are so talented, in so many areas, that it amazes me. Have fun at the party!
6/18/2021 07:02:44 am
We are having our first guild meeting next month. I am really looking forward to a loooonnnnggg show and tell!! Fun shirts, and the cookie monster bag is the bomb.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.