Today is my second son’s 11th birthday. One of the many things I love about my kids is that they get almost as excited for each other’s birthdays as they do for their own. They love to celebrate their brothers and to make each of their days special.
They always make each other personalised birthday cards and sometimes some other paper crafted gifts. This year, however, my 9 year old decided to get a bit more ambitious and make more elaborate presents for his big brother. The first thing he made – and which he decided to present in advance of the birthday – was a Vanishing Cabinet from the Harry Potter stories.
The second item took a lot longer to craft. He decided to put his new found love of sewing to the test by making an Ewok out of felt. He designed it and I showed him how to create the pattern for the pieces (a little bit of the blind leading the blind) and then he worked diligently and in secret for a few days in order to stitch it all together. I think he did a superb job, don’t you?