Over the past three weeks besides Julen's birthday, we have celebrated three more children's trip around the sun. Here are the gifts I made for them.
For Corrine, small and sweet, new to our school, just turned three, yet is courageous and eager to play I knit up a wee little bunny (I love her tiny pouf of a tail). I thought it would be nice for Corrine to be able to carry her bunny with her, so I stitched up a little pouch so she can hang her around her neck.
Next we celebrated Hattie's birthday. This girl is soft and gentle, initially timid with the other kids but making huge bonds now. She loves to play "kitty" so that seemed like the obvious thing to make for her, but I decided a sweet lamb was more true to her personality.
Then on Monday we celebrated Annika's half birthday. She is a tiny package of a girl who has really big play. She plays with boys and girls equally and is a really good friend to everyone. She is our helper and we can count on her to aid in resolving conflict among the other children. I chose to knit her one of my all-time favorite knits, a gnome doll that can also be used as a finger puppet. I crocheted up a little pouch for this one too. It's so nice to be able to carry a treasure around with you. I needle-felted a big heart on front which is truly Annika-all heart.