When you're born in the summer, you never really get to celebrate your birthday in school. Teachers make an attempt to recognize the "half-birthday," but everyone knows it's not the same thing.
Fortunately for Axel, unlike his mother, he has a birthday not only during the school year, but near Valentines Day. This year he is turning 4. It's hard to believe.
I decided to take his "school birthday" into my own hands today and sew up a couture project for him and his classmates.
At first it seemed to be a bigger bite than I could chew, but last night around bedtime I finished the last of the 18 bears needed for an ultra-stuffing-filled birthday-bear bash.
The preschoolers were so darling, if only I could have taken action shots. Fifteen kids and many pounds of stuffing didn't allow me much time with behind the lens, but luckily I snapped a few pictures of the bears (pre-stuff) and the accessories I made just especially for Axel's occasion.
Empty bears on a line.
Felt hearts to tuck inside.
Flowers for the feminine. Made with a bit of felt and hot glue.
Bow-ties for the boys.
Over the next couple of weeks there will be much more birthday for my little prince, today was only the kickoff! Stay tuned!
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