OK, I totally lied. I don't have two Gift Posts coming up - I have three.
This one is a last-minute insertion.
Jenna's friend Carson had a birthday party today, and this morning we found out that Kate and Emily were supposed to come, too. So decided to make an extra birthday gift, because it would be faster than shopping.
But what do I know about gifts for boys? Decided that since it was a superhero birthday party, he should have a superhero cape. Boys like these (and girls, too, actually). I know this because everyone with a small son and a craft blog has made these. I think of it as the boy equivalent of mermaid tails.
Dug into my stash and decided, based on the colors I had in large enough yardage, that the superheros du jour would have to be Batman and SuperCarson.
As I said, it was very last-minute. I finished it, snapped random photos,
let Kate twirl in it a bit, wrapped it up and hopped into the car with the girls.
All I have to say about it is
- It's reversible
- It fastens with velcro
- It is a quarter-circle cape based on the girls' halloween cloaks, sans hoods
- It has shoulder darts so it sits on the shoulders
- I didn't even have time to pin the layers, which is evident in the rolly hem.
I am always unsure about boy gifts, because I never know if I am making them something that's too juvenile. Do 5-year-old boys still play dress-up or are they into electronics and robotics already? Apparently, it was a risk well-taken, because even the 8 (or maybe it was the 10) -year-old brother of the birthday boy was wearing the cape when I got back to the party to pick the girls up.
And have you seen the Avengers movie? I haven't, but I've been sneaking peeks at the trailers. For once, this is a movie in which the boy outfits are funner than the (lone) girl's. I HAVE to make Thor!!!!!! Maybe I can convince E,J and K to be The Avengers this Halloween. Except not the Hulk. He doesn't wear enough to fight off hypothermia.