Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The Five Gift Rule in Action

A few weeks ago I shared my Five Gift Rule for gift-giving to my children.  It was a variation on this four gift rule that is popular on sites like Pinterest.  So, as promised, I'm going to share with you how we put the five gift rule into action.  (update: I added some more pictures to include her matching outfit)

1 Thing They Want 
Topsy Turvy Doll - I got the idea from this tutorial though I changed it up a bit to suit my needs.

1 Thing They Need 
A headband, because even when she's decked out in pink from her beautiful bald head to her cute little toes someone still calls her a he.

1 Thing They Wear
I made her a 1 year onesie with reversible skirt - it all matches her doll

1 Thing They Read
Her baby scrapbook I've been working on from Becky Higgins Project Life

1 Thing Handmade
Big brother Leon and I made a receiving blanket photo album.  (Hopefully I'll get a tutorial together for ya soon.) Her birthday gifts from us were mostly handmade, but I thought this gift fit nicely into this category.  It was super simple and I think it turned out really cute.  What do you think?

I think the gifts were perfect for our precious girl.


  1. Replies
    1. Awww. Thanks, Katie. I think you're pretty incredible yourself.

  2. Very sweet for your sweetheart! Wish i had ur energy! Hope to see her next time ur in town.

    1. Thanks, Fran! If you ask my husband it's more stubbornness than energy, but it gets the job done. Not sleeping helps too ;)

  3. Love this "Five Gift Rule." It balances out the gift-giving! Really neat site. Thanks for stopping by my blog. ;-)

  4. Homemade gifts are by far my favorite & they are each made with lots of love :) In response to your comment on my blog I have made a boy doll ( altering a girl doll pattern by bit of whimsy. Good luck with yours.