Wednesday 9 December 2015

Two years together!

On the 25th November, Gemma has turned 2 years old! She's already a cute young lady, she's really growing up quickly, my little darling princess! These 24 months together have been amazing, hopefully I monthly reported the evolution of our little family... I do not know until when Gemma and Fifi will accept to participate into this photo project (see below), but it is really funny to see through it how Gemma has changed (and we get older...)

For her birthday, she aimed to be dressed as a fairy princess. Once she saw it in a shop, she wanted this glittered "dreamy" dress. I have also made a magic wand and a crown to complete her birthday clothing, but she did not wanted wear the crown. Instead, she tried to make Fifi wearing it and she brought the bunch of wands that I have made at the park, in order to share them with her friends for a little magic birthday party!

Taking Gemma's sample, I would like to share the magic wands and the crown with you. Here you can find the templates to make the wand, while here's the crown, which you can download and use (only for personal uses).
The magic wand. You need some cardboard, some fabric, some paper straws and some permanent pens for fabric to draw the face on the star. 1. Cut some cardboard and some fabric following the template. 2. Sew the cardboard to a paper straw. 3. Draw the eyes, the nose and the mouth onto the star and then iron it (to make it permanent). 4. Glue the fabric on the cardboard. Voilà!!
The princess crown. You need some glittered paper, some felt and an elastic thread. 1. Cut the glittered paper and the felt following the template. 2. Glue the paper on the felt. 3. Sew some elastic thread, fitting to you measure. Voilà!!

A last thing. I want to dedicate to Gemma this cute song, not only because its video was partially turned in my lovely birth town (in Carrara, at the quarries), but also and especially because it is a kind of ballade in which a mother tells to her daughter that she is going to grow following her natural and personal attitudes. I believe that all parents should try to encourage children to do this, without imposing any "plan" and without considering them as "empty box" to be filled. Happy birthday my little darling Gemma!!!

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