Gifts for my great-nieces

Kids-Ornaments-2013Finished all three ornaments for my great-nieces on Monday night and took them to the post office on Tuesday morning. I was only one day behind schedule, so I am feeling pretty pleased with myself.

The kids already get tons of great toys and gifts from their family at holiday time, so this year I decided to do something handmade and personalized for their Christmas tree instead. In that sense, these are really more like gifts for their parents, I suppose! These were a lot of fun to stitch, and even though there were a few moments when I was afraid my hands would give out before I could get them done in time, it all worked out just fine.

Each ornament is a Lizzie Kate Monthly Stamp Flip-It design and was stitched in 18-count Aida Oatmeal using DMC floss as indicated in each chart. I substituted my own buttons for the ones indicated, and changed the names of the months to the childrens’ names by playing around in MacStitch. The designs were finished as little stuffed hanging pillows, with cotton print backs and cloth ribbon from my fabric stash.

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4 thoughts on “Gifts for my great-nieces

  1. These are really beautiful. I am so envious of your talent, I must admit. You have that special touch and craftsmanship (it must be the love.) Let me tell you now that they will really be loved. Just yesterday, we were at the girl’s home, and Natalie was showing me the ornaments on their tree, telling me all about “this one is of Daddy when he was my age,” etcetera. She knows the stories of each ornament!

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