It is the season of three for us at the moment. Lots of friends all celebrating the wonderful milestone of turning three. Leading into Christmas I abandoned the idea of making lots of gifts, too much to make all with the same deadline, so instead I made a commitment to myself to focus on birthday presents instead.
Remember the red cross that I showed you last week?
When contemplating what to make for the beautiful almost-three year olds in my life I found inspiration on Bek’s blog Red Chocolate.
The picture she uses in her banner takes me back to my own childhood. I’m not sure that I ever had a dress-up costume like this but I do remember my best friend had one and I once had a photo of her that looked remarkably like the one above. So I set about planning to make the girls little nurses outfits. Before I actually took scissors to fabric it occurred to me that none of the almost three year olds that I knew would ever see a nurse dressed like above for ‘real’ in their life times and it also dawned on me that I perhaps I was being rather sexist too. So instead I made all the January three year olds medic outfits – not nurses or doctors or radiographer – just medical professional dress-ups. I’ll leave their specialising area of expertise up to them.