When I'm making gifts I'm excited about I have SUCH a hard time resisting the urge to blog the project before the gift is even received. Then, once it is received, it feels so last week and then I often don't bother blogging it at all.
But these are two of my very favorite projects ever so I had to share.
This is my best friend's son's drawing of a person. You can read the story behind the drawing and see the original art on her blog, here. As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to embroider it. It's done on natural linen and framed in a thrift store frame that I covered with a wood grain fabric. The frame is kind of random but I was pleased with the embroidery.
And then for Little Man's little brother a very early birthday bib. This concept of using a calendar tea towel to make a birthday bib has been floating around in my mind for AGES.
Several months ago I found a stack of vintage (1950's) linen, calendar tea towels at the thrift store and bought only 5 (of perhaps 20 brand new ones on the shelf). Pretty much the next day I came up with this concept and totally regretted not buying all 20. The one time I show restraint.