I didn't forget that it was my Aunts birthday, I knew it was coming... but then I totally lost track of what day it was, and completely missed it. Bum. So, to make up for it, I made up a birthday parcel for her. I included a card, some marzipan bars, an apologetic letter, a gift card, and then something homemade. My Aunt is a fan of cats (although she doesn't have any these days), so I decided to try my hand at a stuffed cat. I began making something far too big, and considering I was hoping to post this parcel off pretty quickly so as not to get into too much more trouble, I decided to scale it back a bit and started again. The result is about three inches high, and the lessons learned were to think more about how it will stand up from the start (as the poor thing just topples over). I think the package made up for the lateness, so all is good for another year.
making holiday gifts
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