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Idea Stealing and a WINNER!

December 6, 2009

Ever find yourself in need of a gift idea? One look at the comments in the previous post and you’ll have several! In fact, I stole one right after I read it. A couple of people mentioned embroidered children’s handprints. Genius! I am making a set for each of our parents. In the meantime, I made this ornament for us:

I traced Eleanor’s and Graham’s handprints on paper, cut them out and then traced them onto felt. I embroidered them, including a pink backing for the “E” with the year 2009. I didn’t cut them out until I’d sewn a backing on them to cover up my stitches. I stuck the lime ric rac in (about 10 inches of it) so that they can hang easily.

One lesson learned…. I had originaly planned to have them hang the other direction, but realized a little late in the game that I’d embroidered the letters going the wrong way for that idea. Oops!

I am excited for next year to have the kids put their hands over their old prints! Super easy and cheap to complete. Plus, I got to work on them while my husband and I did our yearly viewing of Home Alone. That’s one movie I will never be too old to watch.

And now… the winner of the giveaway… The random number generator has graciously selected Kaye! Congratulations!

Here is a fascinating fact for you all:

Six people who responded were past owners of Giant Cheek Covering Glasses. Bonus points to those who had pink! And, bambijo, my next pair was blue and black, too. I shared your “good” taste.

I am picking up Eleanor’s big girl quilt from the quilter on Tuesday, so check back for photos!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. December 7, 2009 6:38 am

    Thanks Shea! I’m so excited that I won and can’t wait for my little goodies to arrive! I just sent you an email with my address.

  2. December 14, 2009 1:38 am

    That’s such a cute idea! And I like your Barbie ornament too.


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