Perry Moffitt

March 4, 2012

Sewing for a second birthday party

I have been getting ready for a 2nd birthday the past few days. I get a little nutty about planning for stuff like this and this year I am doing sewn gift bags again, but with names this time!

 We are doing the party with another family who has a baby turning 2 in March and the combined guest list will be more than 16 kids. God help me. At least there will be cupcakes to distract them all… 

I fussy cut the (really small) 1″ letters from this fabric by Cicely Mary Barker. I got mine from the local quilt shop, but they have a color variation at equilter.

The other birthday baby is a boy, and I have started his birthday banner. I feared that the white letters on green would be hard to see and the photo proves my case. I had hoped that black thread for the top stitching would help a little but  it still is hard to read. Time to cut all new letters! My birthday banners ingredient list is here .



  1. Those goody bags are so adorable! I never even thought of doing them out of fabric, but really, it’s a great idea. Children always seem to have an assortment of tiny treasures: a pretty rock from the playground, a seashell from the beach, Barbie doll shoes, or whatever. Personalizing the bags with each child’s name makes such a special keepsake. Monograms would be fun, too… Thanks for sharing this fantastic idea!

    Comment by Rebecca Grace — March 4, 2012 @ 5:27 pm | Reply

    • There is actually a Retro Flowers QAL going on right now. Hosted by SweetDieselDesigns and also on Flickr This paerttn IS a bit painstaking! I’m still putting mine together, but there are some really pretty fabric combinations coming together during this QAL. I do love the print you have in yours. The FMF make lovely Retro Flowers.

      Comment by Sara — May 22, 2012 @ 9:45 pm | Reply

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