Little lady was delighted.
A little later she came to me and said "Mummy, can we girly it up a bit?" Of course we can. Bless her. She was so accepting that the bike was a sensible purchase - but it was a dull grey and she had visions of a prettier specimen.
We added some spoke decorations and a basket from Halfords - bought with some money she had been saving for her new bike. Some holographic stickers from the craft cupboard added extra colour to the paintwork.... and then for some crochet LoVe.
Just what could these be?
How about if I photograph them like this?!
I found a few inspirational images here and here. That evening I had a good look on the internet for 'research' and also pinned more homemade bicycle accessory ideas to my newest Pinterest Board! Then a girly discussion ensued, colours were chosen and I set to work.
A colourful seat cover was created:
...and some funky handlebar streamers finished the makeover - plaited long ends with beads added in complementing colours finished the covers...
The reward I felt on this little project was priceless. Life is good when you're 7 and your mummy prettified your bike!
Thanks for reading,