Handmade Gifts

Posted on May 14, 2007


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Of course every good holiday celebration is accompanied with gifts.  My mom out did herself this year.  She presented me with these two professionally framed pictures.  I drew these images when I was four.  She took the images and embroidered them onto black fabric.  They are just stunning.   I can’t believe how great these turned out.   I just love them.  What an amazing present!

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She also gave me this framed story of a conversation we had when I was nine.  Let me just tell you I was very into stickers at that age.  They were the coolest things ever!

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My 13 year old niece made me this adorable little gnome.  He stands about three quarters of an inch tall.  I have one friend who is going to be super jealous of my super cool gnome.  My niece also made the box that the gnome came in.  I have such a talented family!

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Side view of the gnome.  I need to think of a name for him. 

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I made this card for my mom for Mother’s day.  If you look carefully, you can see that the knots spell out ‘Mom’.  I was going to make the letters a different color to make them really jump out, but in the end I really like this subtle approach. 

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Since it was a custom made card, I didn’t have an envelop that would fit it.  So I made this envelope using the same paper that was on the card.  I think it turned out well. 

3 Comments

  1. so here I was feeling all cool because I sent my mom a really nice card with a really pretty picture on it- sunflowers over Tuscany or something like that. Sent her flowers. Then I see this card you MADE for your mom plus the dinner! WOW. You totally win! :)

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  2. Jealous doesn’t even begin to explain how I feel about that gnome . . . doesn’t your niece want to make another one? ;)

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  3. Anyone who wants a gnome, I’m selling them for a dollar each!

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