Over the weekend we celebrated my Dad's birthday & the kids & I created some handmade (& practical) gifts to give to him.
Pa is always prepared with a hankie in his pocket so we decided to make him some extra special ones.
I gave the kids the design brief & they set to work. Ryder drew his designs straight on the hankie with a water soluble marker & Willow drew her design on paper which I then traced.
Ryder was very decided about colours to be used, by which stage Willow had lost interest in the project & was playing with her Barbie dolls. In case it isn't clear Ryder drew a Melbourne Football Club jersey & the number 18 next to Pa's name. Willow drew a picture of Pa. I used a simple backstitch to stitch the designs on using 2 strands of embroidery floss & them soaked the hankies in some cold water to remove the marker.
I don't know if Dad will actually use these or not, but I think he was chuffed by the gifts & the sentiment behind them.
Happy Birthday Dad x