Friday, 8 June 2007

Here Be Dragons!! or Fred's 5th Birthday

Fred likes dragons - mummy likes them too so this is what she made using the children's old jeans and lots and lots of recycled pockets!! (hence the blog name!) I found the dragon on a free colouring page from the internet and adapted it into an applique design. Fred says the dragon's name is "Stripy-Spotty" - obvious really!

He really loves it which makes mummy very happy!
When he was younger Fred (and his big sisters) stayed at Granny and Grandpa Dog's house for the first time without mummy and daddy. His aunty and uncle and two big cousins were there too. Amazingly (well mummy and daddy thought so) Fred not only went to bed (very unusual) but also stayed in his own bed all night (WOW) and in the morning Aunty Ally told him he was a superstar or as he used to say - "doopadar" - which made him very proud. This saying has continued and so a star garland was an obvious present!

Because I had made his birthday card I had a sudden panic when I realised he would be going to school without a birthday badge so I made him this rosette.


This picture is for my big sister - Aunty Ally -
to show her how pleased Fred was with his Phlat Ball.

And finally some photos of how much the allotment has grown over the last few weeks. It has been completely neglected as I have spent my time being creative and I clearly can't do more than one thing at a time! So everything, including the weeds has grown loads.


P.S Went to the allotment today and finally the sun came out - so now I'm sunburnt - AGAIN!

12 comments:

KarenV said...

I love the dragon pillow - so cool! Such a clever idea :)

Happy Birthday to Fred!

Thimbleanna said...

Awwww. He's adorable! Fred, I mean. The pillow too! I LOVE the pillow -- you did a fabulous job. I have tons of old jeans -- now I have a new idea about what to do with them -- thanks!

Thimbleanna said...

Ooops! I hit send too soon! HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRED! I hope you slew some dragons!!!!

Nadine said...

Oh, Lucy, you are incredible ! This is such a cute, cute, birthday gift ! I bet Fred will cherish it for ever ! Handmade gifts are the best, moreover when so beautifully made by mummy !

Happy birthday Fred !

Now, catching up with the allotment... easy, easy, though : just one day at a time ! But you're right : nature is the master !

Hugs & smiles !

NADINE
(who went to the post office, today ! Hee Hee...

kristy said...

What a fantastic present!
you are so inspiring, Lucy.
The allotment looks great, weeds N' all.

nicky said...

Lucky, that pillow is just perfect, the colours are lovely and so fresh and the jeans are a great touch. You are so full of good ideas! Thanks for sharing them with us,
Nicky

Knot Garden said...

Lovely cushion, a great "boy's present":)

Kim said...

You are so creative, I love the pillow. That would be an adorable pattern for a whole set of bedding.

Happy Birthday Fred!

hannah said...

Happy birthday fred!! love that dragon - fantastic!!

Melly said...

Oh wow Lucy!!! That dragon cushion is sooo cute and the card is just to die for! What a lovely idea and a lovely gift - your kiddies are so lucky to get such love filled and precious gifts - precious things to treasure in years to come - just lovely!

weirdbunny said...

Oh he looks so happy, what a lovely mummy you are making him a rosette too. The cushion is so cool !

Belém said...

lovely pillow with an interesting stripped border.