So anyway...I promised to be back with the gifts I made for some adults in my family...so without further ado....for my Momma:
I did all of the mouse ears on my monogramming machine, then sewed them onto the tee shirt. I wanted them to be BIG and DRAMATIC! What do you think?
And one for my lil' sister...
My daddy is not going to Disney World with us! :( We will get you off the porch ONE DAY, daddy!! xo
I had a hard time trying to think of something for my daddy!! But then I thought...PEPPERS!! He LOVES hot stuff! He grows his own peppers and makes his own hot sauce...that's some dedication ya'll!! :)
Did ya notice the pocket? Can't have a tee shirt withOUT a pocket!! HA!
Ok...so the last gift has been about 2 years in the making!!! Not because it is sooooo hard, or BIG even...but because I am the WORSE procrastinator in the WHOLE world!!!
My momma's sister was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. When I found out, I knew immediately that I wanted to make something for her. She lives in Texas, so we couldn't be with her during all of her Chemo and then Radiation Therapy. My idea was to make something she could have with her that would give her the feeling that we were all there "wrapping" our love around her! I know, sweet right? The problem is that I just didn't get it done!! She only has one child..but that child gave her three really great grandkids!! But because my Aunt is soooo full of love, she has always thought of my siblings and me as her own...just like my mom does my cousin...so of course our children are her extended grandchildren!! Makes sense, right?
She is Nana to all of the children!!
I did the big kids' hand prints with fabric paint on cotton jersey fabric. The little ones got their foot done! :) I started this when my brother's daughter was 2 months old!! She will be 3 in July!! I do have a little bit of defense for why it took some time...my cousin was pregnant with her
oops third child at the time...so I needed to wait until after she was born so I could include her. Also, my family lives about 2 hours from me...not an ideal way to get everything I need! :)
The backing is a really soft cotton jersey fabric with a black damask-like print!! LOVE IT!
So I FINALLY finished it and gave it too her for Christmas!! Of course, she cried...which had us all tearing up!! She has been in remission for over a year now...we are blessed!!
I want to thank the generous givers at Sew Forum for the embroidery designs I used! I LOVE the little pink ribbon bird! I still haven't ventured into actual "quilting"...maybe this will be the year! Because of all of the super soft jersey I used, I wanted this quilt to be more like a fluffy comforter! It is smaller than what I originally intended...hey I had to cut corners to get it done!!! HA! Obviously 2+ years was not enough time!! ;)
Well...that is all for now! I have done a lot of sewing the last couple of weeks, and my SMS giveaway winner received her package...after a failed attempt..UGH!! So I will be back soon with more! Ms. Priss got an American Girl doll for Christmas...that should tell you what I've been sewing...I am REFUSING to spend $30 on DOLL CLOTHES...sheesh!! I know I will give in and look for sales because when you buy outfits, they also send charms that go on her necklace...I can't make those! :P So if any of you know of any AG doll clothes tutorials out there...send me an email and LINK!!! Until later...