Thursday, January 13, 2011

Sneak Peek Revealed!

I know I'm super late with this, but FINALLY, here are the homemade Christmas gifts I made this year. They all turned out really well, I'm so proud! First up are the crayon rolls I made for some little ones. I ended up using a different set of fabric than what I posted in the sneak peek because I just really loved these girly glittery ones!
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I will be making a much bigger version of these for the girls to use in school, I think it will help keep crayon spillage to a minimum. I love our cute little buckets that house them right now, but having a crayon roll will encourage getting out one at a time and putting it back before getting another.

Here is a big kid version with markers, pens, and pencils.


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I also made a matching taggie football for the baby brother!


The gifts I was most proud of were these silhouettes I made for the kids grandma's and the one for my girlfriend (of her kids).
For Grammy

 
For Nana

 
For Tootie

I had originally planned on doing the traditional look of the silhouette being in an oval frame but I had a very hard time finding an oval frame that didn't cost an arm and a leg, especially since I had to make 11 silhouettes! I settled on a large frame for my kids and just put them all together. For my friend I found a longer rectangle frame and lined the kids up. I couldn't fit oval backgrounds inside the frames without the silhouettes being awfully small and I didn't want to have to squint to see that these were our kids, so I used my off white cardstock to make two layers of outlines around the black silhouette for an almost 3D look, and I gotta say, I LOVE the way it turned out! I would have liked to put my four in the same type of frame as I did my friends, but I couldn't find one big enough. I plan on making a much larger one of each kid in its own oval frame for my living room very soon! I can't wait!

So there ya go, my most recent projects! Thanks for looking!


2 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I love the silhouettes!

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