Yesterday our big boy Matteo was celebrating his birthday .... 17 .... !!!!
Leaving aside all the emotions and memories of your (once!) little boy, I was concerned for the right gift to give Matteo on his big day .... not easy, as in Maputo we cannot find what he really likes (have you ever heard of Gunpla ????), so I had to think hard for a simple, but effective idea, until we go back to Italy in June and send a order through Amazon..... ;oD
Luckily, I remembered that Matteo loves foxes and he would love to have one as a pet .... Why not to crochet one for his B-Day???
On Pinterest I found what I needed ....
First , a fox gift card holder ! Free pattern found HERE !!!
.... I liked it most with a pair of green eyes !!!!
My husband put inside a couple of vouchers with the pictures of the Gunplas asked from Matteo as gifts for his birthday!
Second, a fox jar cosy !!! Free pattern found HERE !!!
Matteo loves to draw and he is always around with his sketch book and pencils, so I thought a jar to put all his stuff was mandatory!!!
A difference with the original pattern : I didn't like the felt eyes, so I preferred to crochet a fox applique on the jar !! Free pattern found HERE !!!
The fox (a brooch) on the right, instead, is fruit of my imagination, but I never wrote a pattern for it!!!
Third and last : a fox basket, to put in all the gifts and our cards !!! Free pattern HERE !!!
The good thing is that Matteo appreciated all our efforts : PHEW!!!
.... and in the evening he blew candles on his favourite cake (with apples and no yeast, so that's why is so flat!) .....
.... Buon Compleanno Matteo !!!!