Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Every year, for 7 or 8 (?) years now, I have a friend that orders custom Christmas Ornaments for all her family from me .... It ranges from 10-15 ornaments and all are unique to each person. The only common thing is that each has the name and the year. After that we put something that was a stand out for the person that year. Just think how fun it will be years from now to see what "mattered" to them each year!
I make them with felt and my embroidery machine and I can not tell a lie, I don't love all of them.... but this year I did a couple that I really LOVE! I did one for her daughter's family ... with a Disney Character shape (they went to DisneyWorld this year)...and I WANT a whole tree of them! ...can't show you that one because...well, you know why....
But the other one I made completely from scratch and it makes me giggle just looking at it. It is for Bennett, the youngest baby girl in the family...every year is a major challenge coming up with an idea for the baby....(it seems she had a new grandbaby every year!) This year, Bennett is getting a "Peek-a-boo" ornament because she LOVES to play "Peek-a-boo".
The thing that tickles me is that i put a recorder inside so that they can record the words and the giggles! FuN!!!
OH! and the reason I'm just now talking about it is that I just finished making them! I was SICK the whole month of December so it just didn't happen. I hate that but ..... so, this year they are getting the ornaments for Valentines day. :-( BUT, Christmas is over by the time they get the gifts so they don't go on the tree until next year anyway... they just don't get to see what everyone else got until next year.
On a different note...if you get an automatic email from my blog please forgive the last week or so! Talk about acting screwy!!! It sent one from something I wrote sometime last year! I promise I did nothing to cause that, I didn't even log into my blog that day! Hummmmm????