The other day, my 4 year old declared: "It is 10 days until Daphne's birthday!" Daphne is her much loved baby doll. (Last year I made a book about her and posted it here.) Baby doll Daphne is an important part of our family, so it made sense that we should throw her a birthday party. (In other words, a glorified playdate.) We invited a few friends and their baby dolls to come, and I thought we would be set.
Apparently, a crucial part of any baby doll's birthday party are party hats. And, according to my 4 year old, they can't be party hats made from paper, because those break. We needed to sew fabric hats.
Lucky for me, and baby doll Daphne, I had just inherited about 40 yards of pink cotton from my mother-in-law. Also, lucky for us, I had just seen a felt party crown in the book The Creative Family by Amanda Blake Soule. Her felt party crown was easy enough to adapt and make out of cotton.
This was a fun sewing project, and I am happy to do something special for my daughter. It is also fun to give a little gift to my friends' kids. What do you think though? Is sewing party crowns for a baby doll's birthday party going too far? Call me crazy!