I didn't make everything for Bella's birthday, but I did make her 2 things. One of them was one of her main gifts, and Timm and I worked on it together. It's this paper mache dollhouse. You can buy them unfinished at Hobby Lobby for about $4 or less when they are 50% off, which they frequently are. Materials include paint, paper,wood shapes, magazine clippings, wood shingles (Timm's very tedious and well-executed contribution-),Mod Podge, felt, silk flowers and rub-ons. It's the perfect size for Polly Pockets or Disney's Glitter Stretch Fashion Princesses. (That was not an endorsement- just a fact and a size reference.)
Hopefully these handmade gifts will be able to hold their own against such other, more commercial and well-loved gifts like Littlest Pet Shop, Polly Pocket, princesses and Barbies, all of which she received from various sources. More to come on the actual celebration.