Shhh, come closer

Keep it to yourself, but I've finished Chloe's birthday present with a whole two weeks to spare.

I know I'm supposed to be a big girl now, all grown up and what not, but I really just want to sit down and play with it myself:)

And before anybody points it out, I get that there probably shouldn't be an ice cream cone in a picnic basket, it would melt! But I don't care.

I'm particularly chuffed with the 'basket' which doubles as a mini picnic blanket too.

I was even very clever (forethought and everything) when I was making it and used organza ribbon for the corner ties instead of the matching fabric ties I'd originally planned when I thought about it.

I mean, we all know that the navy and other big burly knot tying blokes are secretly trained by five year olds so I figured that ribbon with just enough texture to stay in a bow, but slippery enough for me to be able to work out the knots Chloe will no doubt tie in them was the perfect choice.

The only question now is do I wrap it up and stash it out of the way until her birthday, or do I hide it as is in case I think of anything else to add to it?


  1. Wow, lucky Chloe, that's lovely ! How old this time ,7 ?

  2. Oooooooh this is spectacular!!! LOVE IT!! I would love to come over for a play date - anytime...! Of course ice cream & picnic baskets go together really - I know that - hee hee xx

  3. Thats just amazing, I would have loved that as a little girl. Well done xb

  4. Wow that is fantastic. I am sure she is going to love it and have many an enjoyable hour playing with them all.

  5. That looks amazing. Seriously brilliant.

  6. Wow, she will LOVE IT! What a lot of work.


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