Monday, February 2, 2009

Grrrrrr - boys' toys!

I don't have any boys so when it comes to buying them gifts I can get a bit stuck.

But when we received the invitation to my nephew's dinosaur themed 3rd Birthday party surprisingly I knew exactly what to make.

Ages ago I bought some fantastic fabric from Spotlight and wish I'd had the foresight to buy heaps more. It is waterproofed and absolutely brilliant for little bags.

So I made him a special dinosaur bag!

Dinosaur bag for Angus

And bought a heap of little dinosaurs and trees to go inside.

This guy was the biggest and scariest.

grrrr

I told him to hide!

Boo!

These went too.

card and soaps for Angus

He loved it all! Ahh the satisfaction of getting something just right!

25 comments:

periwinkle said...

you are up early :-). So hard for boys gifts, think you did a good job - big guy was definately scary :-0
lisa x

Valerie said...

Perfect, Louise! You hit the nail on the head -- I am the mother of a three-year-old, and I know for sure he would love something like that. If you ever need another idea, this is my recent "go to" for young boys -- it is a winner every time (oh, and I guess it would work for girls as well since there is a girl version, although I haven't made one for girls yet)...

http://pukingpastilles.com/?cat=5

The only changes I made were making the neck opening bigger (with extra velcro so it would be usable for a few years), and sharp corners at the bottom (rather than rounded).

sue said...

You did a pretty great job for your nephew's birthday present. My son loved dinosaurs, matchbox cars and lego especially.

cindy said...

This is such a great idea, I have the dame material and it never occured to make a bag out it. I think I will definately have to make Caleb one for Kindy this year.

Ali said...

Dinosaurs! Impossible to go wrong. But looks like you got it especially right.

Funny, isn't it - I often have the same dilemma with girls presents!

cmanning76 said...

Love it! Definitely a great boy gift.... this from a mom of 6 boys!

mau said...

Something how boys love dinos. My son just knew every name and loves them when he was about 9-11. He is now a married man 38 with a girl and still loves them..LOL. Bag is just great and the toys to go with it...(will keep this in back of brain)

Hippie Family... said...

I am not a boy but I would love that gift!!!
Awesome Job!!

Kristine said...

For someone not so sure of what to buy boys, you've certainly got it in one. My guys would love that gift. Fantastic.

Cathy said...

You did well Louise! Any boy would love that present! (and their mum)

LissyLou said...

That is fab, my son would love that!! such a good idea x

artychick said...

Wow Lou - it was PERFECT! He truly loves it and the dinosaurs have been a HUGE hit. I am certain that the bag will be well and truly utilsed this year as we tromp all over the place with school and so forth. Thanks so much!

clare Carter said...

The best 3year old boys gift! Actually up to about 7years : )) I remember that fabric from Spotlight but was in such a tis (school concert costume meltdown!) I forgot to buy any.I may go back and see.......xx

Thimbleanna said...

How cute! And most excellent, coming from a mother of girls!!! Great Job, as always!!!

Ravenhill said...

Great gift for a little boy! Wonderful fabric and such a great idea.
~Emily

kgirl said...

awesome boy present!

love all those dinosaurs and trees hiding inside the cool bag, and I bet he did too!

louise said...

What a super present, and just like a lucky dip to find all the little presents inside. I can just imagine the look of glee on the little boy's face when pulling them all out. x

Philigry said...

he is going to love it! i know my boys would! so sweet.

Handmade in Israel said...

My boys would love a gift like that too! Boys toys are hard but you got it so right! Lovely.

a friend to knit with said...

oh my gosh! that is the BEST!
we STILL love dinosaurs around here!

imaginethatquilts said...

The dinosaur fabric is fantastic and what a wonderful way to use it.

Cascade Lily said...

What COOL fabric and an equally cool gift. What a great job you did. No wonder he loved it!

Kellie said...

Dinos are te best ... for girls & boys!!! :) Great party theme! And very cool bag!

Barbara Myltschenko said...

Hello there! I just stumbled upon your blog today and I have to say, I'm thinking of taking the afternoon off, to go home and sew! If only life were that easy. I can't wait to go back and read more posts.

beki said...

What a perfect gift!