This year I decided to make Christmas presents for the boys. Knowing both of their favorite toys and behavior patterns, I came up with two pretty wonderful ideas. Sadly they did not get made in time for Christmas, luckily the boys are still of an age to not really notice!
This post isn't to show you the finished products of either boys present. I haven't been that organised!
For Toby I settled on a crochet project. For a while now he has been lamenting that he isn't allowed to take his toys to bed, especially his little rocket ships, though this week it's his Bat Car. I have found and even made some lovely crocheted rocket ships over the years, but now that he is getting older it seemed time for something more realistic. For the first time in my life I purchased patterns on Etsy:
I have the patterns and the yarn and I know that he will love them, even if they aren't ready till we go camping in July!! I'm about two inches into the first one. The patterns are wonderful. Based on actual crafts, done to scale. You should buy them, they are wonderful!
I feel no guilt that they weren't ready, just excitement at the joy I know awaits me in their little faces.