Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Silly boys! Trains are for girls!


Yeah!  I just finished Elise's Christmas present and unlike all of my other projects that I want to show you, I can actually post this one.  I don't think my sweet Elise will be lurking on my blog (Unlike the rest of my family) to find out what she is getting under the tree.  Elise loves Thomas.  This all started on a trip to Lia's house, hanging out with her cousin, James, who is one train obsessed kid.  Little did I know that she would soon pass him up on the Train Maniac scale.  Thomas is the coolest thing since sliced bread to little Elise and we can pretty much get her to do anything if we tie Thomas into it.  (Or Percy, or Harold....)  The problem comes up when we try to find Thomas gear that it all is very masculine.  I am alright with buying trains galore, but potty training would be a lot easier if I could get my hands on some Thomas panties. After coming across some Thomas material at Goodwill, I decided to embark on making her a cute little messenger bag and matching zippered pouch to tote all of her Thomas gear in.  Oh, and of course to make it a little girlier than the typical Thomas bags.  Here it is!  Now I just need to make 9 more presents.  How many days until Christmas again?  Uh oh....

The bad news today?  Chloe was looking on Pottery Barn Kids today with me and when she saw the kitchen set, she said "We don't need one of those.  We have one out in the garage that Grandma got when she was here!"  Yep, you guessed it.  I had tried to plan ahead on a group item from a very jolly feller.  Now I am in a little bit of a jam.  Yikes.  At least she said something because I would have hated for her to find out (if you know what I mean) quite this early.  The rush to fix this one should be interesting.  And in the mean time, what do I do with this other...item?  We give our girls 2 gifts for Christmas: the predicatable matching pj's and one other small handmade item.  I hate to ruin that by throwing this bigger item out there since I can no longer "help" a certain feller with his delivery.  Hmmmm.  Do you like my code?

On a side note, I think I need to stop blogging so late.  It makes for crazy talk.

6 comments:

bloodfamily said...

I think that your daughter will love those bags that you made. They are adorable!

Annalia Romero said...

Sarah, haven't you read "Farmer Boy" from the little house series? Almonzo's brother found some presents in the barn and his father had a perfectly reasonable explanation for it.
Maybe you should just read that story to your kids and then let them draw their own conclusions. I think there's even a picture book version.

Annalia Romero said...

Oh! And tres cute train bags!

grandma linda said...

cute cute Sarah.I think you need to keep writing late at night, it seems to make it funnier! And we always need a good laugh. love

Islandalli said...

Love the train bags. Meg is really loving Thomas too, and we are having the same problems here. She likes girly stuff. Marry Christmas.

Rachie J said...

Sarah, you are amazing! You make beautiful bags, scrapbooks, photos and babies! I truly admire your skills. I'm so excited to see what you'll do for my senior pic!