The Best Gift of All

So this weekend we went to one of our first “real” kids birthday parties. Not family, not just cake and food. A real, planned little kid party.

Now I throw parties like this, because I’m crazy. (seriously crazy…have you seen this cake I made for our last party?)

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But we haven’t been to someone else’s planned and awesome party. The kids are just getting to the age now where it’s going to be a (fun) part of the social rounds with their friends.

So any who…

This party was for a little girl who loves Star Wars – and especially Darth Vader. I wish I had taken a picture, but we all dressed up. Hubby was Chewbacca, I was Leia, and the kids were Padawans in little tunics I made from plain muslin.

I was going over and over in my mind about what to make for her present. Obviously the stores are full of Star Wars merch but I knew other people would be getting it for her too.

Plus I like to make things.

I was going to make a hat but wasn’t sure which pattern I wanted to make. I waited and waited. Then less than 24 hours before the party I decided she NEEDED a set of Star Wars dolls.

I crocheted my little fingers off and made this duo, complete with lightsabers so they can have their epic battle.

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When she opened them it was just too sweet. Her eyes got big and she ran over and gave me a hug. It was just the best thing ever.

Normally I make these toys and dolls and send them off in the mail, never getting to see the reaction of the recipient. I always hope they bring a smile and are played with and loved, but I just don’t get to see that part of it.

So it was a special gift for me to be able to give these to someone in person!

In case anyone is curious, I used the Star Wars mini patterns by Lucy Collins, and you can find them here.

From the Desk of MamaBice_Makes

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