Monday, May 13, 2013

Handmade Gifts

My good friends the Dixons in cross stitch form. 
The best gifts are handmade ones (at least I hope so).  Now this post is a departure from the papercrafts I normally make but this is such a cute idea I wanted to share it and inspire others to try it.  I should first admit, I ♥ Pinterest.  One of the people I follow on Pinterest posted the following link to making a cross-stitch family portrait and I had to try it. 
Cross Stitch Family Portrait
I immediately thought, what a perfect Mother's day gift for my friend Melissa.  I can honestly say, this was a pretty easy project even for a novice cross stitcher like myself.  The link above provides a guide with templates you can easily customize to make your own family in cross stitch form.  The possibilities are endless.  This took me a few hours to complete and the hardest part was deciding colors for the outfits and stitching the letters.  I was so excited to finish this project that I had to share it immediately with my friend so I could also share it on the blog.  I plan to iron it and frame it before presenting it to her.  The finished project will easily fit in a 5x7 picture frame. I encourage everyone to give it a try. 

1 comment:

  1. I agree with you. It shows the receiver that you took extra special care in buying their gift.