Thursday, February 2, 2012

Party Favors


How is it possible that my oldest daughter can be turning five this month? The days at home seem to stretch on forever at times, but the months and years are flying past me at a dizzying rate. I've been doing a little work on the Alice in Wonderland tea party that she requested, and the party favors are now nearly done. Each of the girls will be getting a little pillow with some small felt friends to take home with them. I had originally planned to include the Mad Hatter too, but I wasn't satisfied with the way he was turning out -- a little too much like the guy on the Lucky Charms box for me. While I have some regrets that I didn't make the dolls a little larger and out of fabric, I think they have a certain charm to them. My daughters keep begging to play with them, so I must be doing something right.

I used leftover charm squares (from the lap quilt I just made) out of Kate Spain's Good Fortune for the front of the pillow and two shades of Lizzy House's Outfoxed Chain Link print for the back. The Good Fortune patterns reminded me of scenes from the movie: the giant flowers, the tea party, the marching cards.  I figured that the girls could use this as a nice quiet time toy. They can play with the characters on the pillow in their laps, and then tuck them in the pocket on the back when they're done. I love a toy that organizes itself!

14 comments:

  1. Your Alice favours are lovely - what a neat idea.

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  2. How cute are those pillows! Fab idea for favours :)

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  3. This pillow is so cute! Good Fortune works so well with the whimsical Alice in Wonderland characters. I *love* Kate Spain. She always has such great color combos & designs.

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  4. These girls are going to love these! what a good idea.

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  5. cute project Heidi. I am your newest follower!

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  6. How darling! Your daughter is one lucky little lady! Glad I found my way over from Crazy Mom Quilts!

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  7. Adorable little pillow! How fun that you added a little pocket to the back for storage:)

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  8. What a cute idea! And your little characters are just darling. Lucky daughter. :-)

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  9. Those are adorable, Heidi! What a great solution for that "what do I give for a party favor" question - something useful that won't end up broken or in the trash in a week! Whoop whoop!!!

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  10. Hi Heidi, what gorgeous pillows. The girls are certainly blessed to have a talented mum. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.com/

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