With it being such a big birthday and the fact that his parents are very close friends of mine, I wanted to give him something special and of course something that he could keep. So needless to say, I made his birthday presents ;o)
Archie's dad loves football and is a fireman, giving me two themes. Archie's mum and I opted for the Fireman / Transport theme - for what seems like obvious reasons to us. (Football.....bah!)
This is what he got:
Fire Engine Name Plaque / Door Sign
|Fire Engine Name Plaque|
A fire engine name plaque for his bedroom door. Slight confession.... I actually made this a couple of months ago for him, but ended up holding onto it to show at a couple of craft fairs we attended (the shame....!). It was definitely time to hand it over!
Transport Themed Wooden Wall Letters
I also made some transport themed wooden letters for his bedroom wall. The letters are 20cm high (size of the capital letters) hand painted in royal blue and decorated with individually hand painted wooden vehicle shapes - including a fire engine, of course!
Personalised Wooden Trains
Finally, we've wanted to add trains to our new free standing personalised plaques / ornaments so this was a perfect time to come up with a design. As with the other plaques, there was a small and large train - which can be bought separately, but for Archie I wanted to use them as a set to spell out his whole name. The thing I love most about these is that they can sit almost anywhere in a room; on a shelf, bookcase, windowsill or chest of drawers. I also loved the bunting used on the fire engine and thought it would look cute on the trains too.
Realising that Archie is 1 and way too young to appreciate / notice (!) any of these gifts, I also bought him some weebles - so that he still had something to open and throw around the floor! These were his favourite, of the gifts!
I opened the door to the postman on Thursday and was presented with this:
So now we're at the beginning of another week that is likely to fly past as quickly as the last, I'm going to visit handmade Monday to see what else has been happening in the crafting world!