Happy 3rd Birthday

It was this little chap’s birthday. TF is 3. He was so pleased that it was his special day. I think he had a smile on his face most of the day.

He skipped into nursery, in the morning, with a bag of cakes to share with his friends. He is a very independent and practical chap, who knows his own mind. When I asked him what he would like for his birthday supper, he requested sausages and strawberries, without a moments hesitation. He has spent most of the day reinventing his new mecano set as a tool box. His outside toys have all been mended, several times, thanks to the new tool box.

Fixing Pixie
Fixing Pixie

I couldn’t let a birthday go by without a little homemade gift. I found this doll really hard to make. I usually make girl dolls and for some reason I find it difficult to make my dolls boy-like. The hair proved challenging. I unpicked two other hairstyles before I went with wool roving and made it tufty. Even then, I couldn’t get the right hair shape. I thought of taking it down to school, at pick up time, and asking one of my friends, who is a hairdresser, if she would give the doll a quick hair cut. The hair took so long, that I had less time to make the clothes. I wish I had made the head slightly shorter as I think he is a little bit jowly, but that is a lesson I’ve learnt. Next time, next time….

I made the ladybird out of fimo and it covers over the popper for the waistcoat.

TF listened so intently while I explained that the doll was called Fixing Pixie and he was so full of magic that the magic spilt out into his hair and made it multicoloured. The ladybird is his companion, like a pet, called Lily-Puddle Two Spot. If TF would take good care of Fixing Pixie then he will hear about the magical adventures that he goes on. TF nodded his head. We’ll see. I know two girls that are itching to get their hands on their brother’s doll.

Lily-Puddle TwoSpot

Happy Birthday, my little one. We all love you so much.

8 thoughts on “Happy 3rd Birthday

  • Tuesday 29 June, 2010 at 1:31 am

    Oh my goodness! Fixing Pixie is so cute! What a wonderful birthday present! You are so creative!!

    • Tuesday 29 June, 2010 at 9:20 am

      Thank you. It will be interesting to see how my active three year old chooses to play with the doll.

  • Tuesday 29 June, 2010 at 2:41 am

    so neat that our boys share a birthday!! i love your fixing pixie! adorable, i think he is. i’m sure your son loves him! 😉

    • Tuesday 29 June, 2010 at 9:21 am

      I hope your boy had a good day yesterday.

  • Tuesday 29 June, 2010 at 5:01 am

    Oh my…your little fixing pixie is adorable!! Happy Birthing day mamma…and Happy Birthday to your darling little one!!
    xo maureen

    • Tuesday 29 June, 2010 at 9:24 am

      Many thanks. Your doll is next!

  • Tuesday 29 June, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    Hope he had a lovely day. Fixing Pixie is great, I’m sure they will have some fantastic adventures together.

    • Tuesday 29 June, 2010 at 8:34 pm

      Thank you. Yes, he had a lovely day. At this age it carries on for a few days, as we catch up with friends and family. He is playing with all his presents with great gusto!

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