Shortly before Easter I was sitting at the kitchen table on afternoon working on some new spring hair bows for my girls when my son came out to see what I was doing. He sat and talked to me for a little while and then he got a sad look on his face. I asked him what was wrong and sighed and said, ” Mommy, why do you make so much for stuff for the girls and not a lot of stuff for me”? It broke my heart.
He was right, I did not make a lot of stuff for him because I was not sure what I could make that he would like. I am still learning my sewing machine, I can knit but not brave enough to try a sweater or something for him. I have made things for him over the years though. I have done iron on transfer tshirts, painted ceramics for his room and others things. I do make a lot more for the girls since I make all their hair stuff.
I told him that I would find a project and make something just for him. He was pretty excited and could not wait to see what I was going to do. I went through my pinterest because I knew just the project I wanted to do. I was going to make him dinosaur socks. I went to work finding the right socks, which was a pain. I looked in every store I could think of and none of them had knee high socks for a boy. I was able to find girly prints at a few places but I am not think Alex wants to wear pink heart socks. I gave up looking locally and went on ebay. I found small lot of new socks that were perfect. I picked up the felt at hobby lobby and I was set.
I waited for my mother in law to be here visiting since she is a much better seamstress then I am. She helped me and we got them all ready to go. This was Easter weekend so I added the socks to his basket. Alex was beyond happy with the socks and even more happy that Mommy made them just for him.
I have some more projects in the works for him, I do not want to make him feel left out again.