We went to a birthday party at the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston a few weeks ago. I heard a lion roar for the first time, impressive. This creature was less than impressed with us.
Photo look familiar? I moved this photo into this post, where it belongs!
The party was for a little boy who loves animals so I made him a disco zebra cape. Oh how I love the birthday cape. It’s relatively cheap, easy to make, and is usually a hit with the little ones.
I slapped it on my own little monkey boy to try and get a good photo of it, instead I highlighted the wonkiest bit. I’ve had more success using a thinner velvet for the tie but I am a sucker for orange.
My favorite thing was the packaging. I’m not big on wrapping paper. I used a french bread bag from the night before. I’d like to say it stems from an environmental perspective (and I’m all for repurposing, yeah earth!) but mostly it originates from being disgusted at the price of wrapping paper and gift bags.
Recognize that bow Melissa?
I made a cape for my eldest son for his first birthday. My measuring failure has turned out to be a good thing because A.) This has been the best flying-out-behind-you-as-you-run-down-the-hall cape (sorry downstairs neighbors!) and B.) because he still uses it today and he’s almost 6!
Someone wants their own cape! Coming soon little one…