Thursday, January 27, 2011

Happy birthday Isabelle!

Today was my sweet little niece's 2nd birthday. Just like Carter, I figured she probably had plenty of toys already, especially with Christmas just a month ago. I thought about one of my all time favorite gifts that I got when I was little. I was probably about 8 and my mom gave me a creativity box. It was a file box filled with different items to help me create a book (I wanted to be a writer at that point).

Isabelle is only 2, but I thought about where I keep Carter's crayons, makers, coloring, books etc. The answer: everywhere. I don't have a central spot for them, but I do keep them out of his reach so that we don't end up with crayon marking on the walls. So, I decided to make a creative box for Isabelle. This way, even if she already had crayons, markers, etc. she would have a fun place to keep everything.

I had so much fun shopping for supplies to help get her box started. Then, I used my silhouette machine to personalize her little box. Sorry for the bad photo. Carter's has little tractors and trucks..

I thought it turned out so cute that I made one for Carter too. Of course, he doesn't have all the cool stuff inside yet, but I'm sure he'll acquire it all little by little.


Tracey said...

Adorable!! And such a great idea!!! (I wish I had thought of that before you got loose with a ball point pen at age two and colored on the wall behind the sofa....)
Gramma Cupcake

GG said...

How cute. Bet Isabelle (AND mom and dad) will really enjoy this. It's always nice to have one thing that is "special". What a clever idea. Carter is very good at picking up his toys and putting them away already so I'm sure he'll think his little tub is special also.

The Buxtons said...

Such a great gift! Isabelle had a wonderful time with the window markers. I am going to steal your idea and make one for her little friends birthday. So cute! Thank you so much!