Oh dear. The middle chick turns 9 next week and I am drawing a blank about what to make for her (let alone buy for her!) Last year I made her bunting with her name on it, and a creativity suitcase. This year? I am just not sure! So I decided to prepare a list of the links I find and share them with you in an effort to find inspiration for myself! Let’s hope it works!
These days my nearly 9 year old is very fashion conscious. She puts together her own outfits with more style than many adults – layering colours, textures and different fabrics to create her own ‘look’. I think that some hair accessories to assist in her styling wouldn’t be out of order!
Part of developing her own style means that my nearly-nine year old is a ’tween’. So it is time to update the bedroom décor and let her have her own space to express herself. Some of these accessories might just do it!
Fabric buckets for storing ‘things’ might also be useful as part of a ‘makeover’ - see the list I prepared earlier! Friday Finds – a list of 23 tutorials for fabric baskets and buckets
Hmmmm….. perhaps making her some things that fit her ‘style’ might work! With summer coming on she definitely needs a new hat – and is very picky about what she will and won’t wear. Perhaps if I make one with funky fabric that might work!
The other thing about summer is that she wants to wear shorts – all the time. So perhaps I need to make some of these for her (adjusted to her size of course!)
Or a skirt?
Like so many young people my tween has an embarrassment of electronic gadgets. A cover to assist in protecting them would be just the ticket (and in fact now that I remember, something that she has been asking for! Yes, yes – insert the embarrassed face of a forgetful mother here!)
Kindle Cover – Diary of a Young Teacher
And to assist with the earphones that I keep finding tangled in a heap!
Things of her own
My middle chick loves to have her ’own’ things now rather than sharing in the communal household things. She also loves to ’borrow’ her mother’s heat pack for all sorts of imagined ills….. so maybe she needs her own!
She does have a large amount of pencil cases, but when you are the artist-in-residence you can’t have too many!
Although she already has one of these, I need to share the link again as it is such a wonderful gift to make for an artist person!
She does love to cook and create in the kitchen so perhaps this is required!
My tween also likes to complain that she can’t sleep – so this would be a great addition to her accessories!
The good news is that after spending the last hour or so preparing this list, I DO know what I am planning to make for my middle chick! Now to see if I can pull it off before she returns from her holiday! I hope that the list helped you a bit too!