Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Made With Love...

Over the weekend we celebrated my Dad's birthday & the kids & I created some handmade (& practical) gifts to give to him.

Hankie

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.

Hankie




















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.

Hankie

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

10 comments:

Bloom said...

That is the cutest! I love the football jumper. Very thoughtful gifts. I'm sure they will be treasured.

Kirsty said...

Lovely collaborative thoughtful pressie. I'm sure they will be well loved.

Sarah said...

That is fantastic! What a brilliant idea!

Andi said...

A perfect gift!!!

Jo said...

What a lovely gift! I bet he treasures them. So much sweeter than the usual monogram.

CC said...

Gorgeous! What a great idea - I might have to borrow it some time down the track

Andrea said...

such a lovely idea! :)

MsPurrl said...

What a wonderfully personal gift! I'm sure your Dad will treasure them :)

1/4 of an inch said...

They are jus so lovely! Gorgeous combined effort, xxt.

Leila said...

What a great idea! Too cute!