I really enjoy cross-stitching for friends and family, so these are a few of the projects I made last year.
This was for my new niece. I took a lot of time picking out a pattern. My sister didn't have a theme for the nursery that was easy to find a pattern to go with. (It was initially a 'Family' theme.) So I just picked this one because it was cute and started on it. Then, one day while shopping/registering for the baby, my sister came across a fox blanket and said how much she loved the fox because it reminded her of one of their dogs. I was secretly excited! The cross-stitch I was working on had fox on it...I did good! LOL!
I didn't get a picture of the finished cross-stitch framed. If I remember right, it had a purple mat and white frame and turned out really cute!
My next project was for a little friend the kids and I took to and from preschool a couple times a week. I wanted to make her a little something to remember the time we spent together....and there were a lot of times Frozen was discussed, so I thought this was fitting. :-)
So, after making the cross-stitch for our young friend, Morgan says to me "Why don't you ever make anything for us?" (I do, almost every Christmas, but she forgets...) So I went ahead and made her a Frozen cross-stitch too, but wanted to make it so I could hang it on her door and sewed a border instead of framing it.
Blake got a similar one...Avengers though! :-)
They hang on the door quite nicely!
I like to give the kids ornaments each year as well, so I made these to go along with the door signs.
**I have to thank my mom for her help with each of these! I run A LOT of thoughts by her! She helped pick out patterns, helped pick out mats and frames, helped with the logistics of sewing and picking out material. I think I'd be lost without her! ;-)