I mentioned this project last week in one of my Sewing with Certainty link ups. It didn't turn out quite like the pattern's cover suggested it would; despite following the directions and tracing the applique images directly, the example looks more full to the frame than mine does. At first I was disappointed, but then I did the photo shoot and realized it looks much better with a little something filled in around it, so now I'm proud to gift it. My embroidery and applique came out wonderfully and I love how the colors I chose turned out together. The light blue borders coordinate with my MIL's decor since it was a gift for her (don't worry, we exchanged gifts yesterday so I'm not giving away any secrets here ; )
And here's a little side project...
This is only our second year having a tree and staying home for Christmas, and the first where we'll have company instead of driving off moments after the Santa reveal! Since we're so new at this "home for the holidays" thing, we didn't have a tree topper yet, but then the other night the girls' elves whipped up this rocket ship. I thought for sure this would be a big hit as my kids both love anything outer space, but my oldest was quick to inform me that "trees should ONLY have stars or angels" and that she hopes her elves "get it right" next year! Jeepers. Try to be creative and your four year old tells you to get right back inside the box : P
So what do you have atop your tree?? Something tried and true or more unique? Is it something you made or purchased?
I'm off to finish up doll quilts (I put a sneak peak up over here) but I promise lots of pics after the beds arrive in a few days with the grandparents : ) In the meantime, Merry Christmas and best wishes for lots of crafting goodness under your tree if you're celebrating!