With four little ones every day is a bit chaotic. And that's okay. Because somehow I'm able to craft amid the chaos.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Son's 3rd Birthday

My son turned 3 back in January and I threw him a friend party. The theme was knights and princesses.  Unfortunately, I didn't really get any pictures taken during the party (though my mother-in-law did). I do, however, have some pictures of some of the items I made for the party.

My son was the only little knight in attendance and in order for him to look the party, I crocheted him a chainmail vest.

The little girls each had princess hats.
Everyone also had shields made from craft foam that matched their "outfits." (No pictures of that, however).
One of the games they played was tilt the ring. To participate they each needed to ride their own horses. So of course they each got one.
They are absolutely adorable and so easy to make. You just need fabric scraps, ribbon, buttons, trims (if you want) and a sock! I found a wonderful tutorial for them over at The Napping House.

The ultimate goal of the games/adventure was to get back the treasure that a dragon had stolen from the king. When the kids finally made it to the lair, this fearsome dragon awaited them.
If you wish to make your own fearsome dragon, I bought the pattern from DIY Fluffies on etsy.

When all was finished we sat down to cake that was in the shape of a dragon. Unfortunately I can't find my picture. However, it looks a lot like the one here at Waltzing Matilda (because I used her instructions to make it). Only our dragon was yellow, the little knights favorite color.