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Idea Stealing and a WINNER!

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!

8 Responses to Idea Stealing and a WINNER!

  1. Kaye Prince December 7, 2009 at 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. Patty December 14, 2009 at 1:38 am #

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

  3. Staci Roberts November 23, 2014 at 3:08 pm #

    Thank you for the instructions. Want to make these for our grandson as he grows. (And future grandkids) dint want anything breakable, defeats the purpose.
    Also LOVE your Hallmark ornaments! We have the same :)

  4. sarah December 8, 2015 at 2:40 am #

    This is such a fab idea, looking for handmade felt things for tree and this is just wonderful, thanks for sharing!


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