I had started the year off determined to do more crafts, and blog them. Well January Me didn't take into account that 2010 Me would have a busy little girl to run after and two boys to entertain all summer. Needless to say a handful of crafts are all that have been done. One of those crafts were Hand print Pillows. I made one for each set of Grandparents. There is an awesome tutorial that I used as a base and then added my own touches here and there.
This first one was for my Mother-In-Law Hazel. I fell in love with these fabrics and knew they would look amazing in her house. I have to tell you that my MIL is a sewing genius! Sewing for her is the equivalent of cooking for Emeril.. needless to say I was nervous. All in all I loved the way it turned out, and even if every stitchisn't perfect I know she'll love it anyways!
The next one was for Stacey and Bob's Dad Eric. Jakob picked the fabric because he said " Their house is cowboy styled Mom, lets make a cowboy pillow." So we did just that. They LOVED the pillow and that made me feel awesome! It will certainly be something they can look back on and remember when the kiddos were so small!
The last one was for my Mama and Daddy! My mom has been pondering ideas for redecorating her house, so I just decided to go with a fun theme. My parents LOVE coffee.. there is always a warm pot at there house. I found this super cute coffee bean fabric and some other to match it and I think it came out really cute! My Mom loved her pillow and told everyone in the house that it was only for looks, not use! haha :)
So there you have it.. a really fun idea for Grandparent gifts. If you only have one child, you could do both hands instead. The possibilities are endless.. I will definitely be making one of these for myself very shortly!
I am Lindsey. Mother of three awesome kiddos, and Wilma to his Fred! I love to sew, but I can get into anything crafty! I hope to share some tutorials and pearls of wisdom, while I document the memories we make each day.
"Life is What Happens to You While Your Busy Making Other Plans" -John Lennon