Wednesday, August 1, 2012

For the sisters:

What do you think of giving gifts to siblings with new babies?  Last time around a friend had made E a "big sister" shirt to wear on the big day, so I didn't plan anything else.  She ended up loving the shirt and feeling really special about her new title, which convinced me to do something similar this time around for both girls.

I have a growing obsession with fabric envelope clutches!  I keep bookmarking and pinning them, especially from the adorable shop Roxy Marj (hello beautiful hand painted fabric!).  I ran across this tutorial for fabric envelopes and decided to make a few for the girls.  The instructions were easy to follow and the finished product is about 5"x7"-perfect for holding a few treats and prizes.

I found some pretty sundresses on sale and filled the envelopes with lip gloss, wooden bracelets, and (because I'm a sucker) some brand new littlest pet shop friends.  Yes, my kids do play with plastic toys and characters occasionally!

I also made some "big sister" pins for the girls to wear.  I designed the pins, printed them on a full label sheet, stuck them to wooden discs, and attached pin fasteners to the back.

And that was the last thing on my list to do......this little guy is now free to come anytime he wants!


  1. Fun! I was just thinking about big brother / big sister kits yesterday!

  2. Sooo cute! I put together two little french paperboard suitcases filled with goodies for each of my sons and signed them "love, your baby sister" when my daughter was born. We brought them to the hospital and gave them to the boys soon after they met her.

    1. That sounds so cute Lisa! I'm sure they loved it :)

  3. Do you have the Big Sister sheets as printables you might be willing to share? I could use a Big Brother one too :) Love this!