Saturday, 20 July 2013
TOP HAT BABY GIFT
Firstly I want to thank you all for your lovely comments on my challenge basket, I do appreciate them all. As I said I don't know if I will ever make another one. Now the one I will show you tonight is one that I don't think I will be asked again to make.
This was requested by a nanny friend. It was for the new baby son of one of Kathleen's ex charges whom she still has a lot of contact with. I had made a wedding gift for this person too, when he got married three years ago. This was the wedding gift, as you can see it had a top hat ice bucket as the centre piece.
The story behind all this, is when Kathleen was the nanny to this little boy (the one getting married) he often went about with little else on apart from a Top Hat, he would go no where without taking a packet of Party Ring Biscuits, he loved Sugar Mice and Rose and Violet chocolate creams. Kathleen gave me a bag full of these things plus an ice bucket and said can you make a gift of these, now bear in mind I had not long started doing things other than my nappy cakes. Yes it was a challenge and sorry the photo isn't that good but it was only for my record. It went down every well with the couple.
Then when baby was born again Kathleen handed me a bag. This time it contained a hat box with a child sized Top Hat and she asked me to make a baby gift with the hat as the holder of baby bits.
I did manage to put a sleep suit, vest and a bib in the middle topped it with the toy, so did try to get a from birth rabbit but failed. Again both the parents were over the moon with this gift, as was Kathleen. So you can see why I don't think I will be making another one of these.
That's all for tonight it's that warm I think I will just veg out on the sofa and do nothing.