Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Crafty Gifts

My mom has had two new loves in her life lately, embroidery and shrinky dinks. She purchased a new Bernina embroidery machine this year and has slowly been getting over the intimidation factor. The great thing is that sometimes I benefit and sweet, crafty gifts come my way. She made bags for all of us that went to Nashville together a couple months ago and monogrammed them too (I love the ladies with all their different shaped fruit butts)...




Way back this past summer (seems like a really long time ago since I am typing this with my feet on a heat vent and an alpaca scarf wrapped around my neck) mom got the girls obsessed with shrinky dinks and this has been the craft of choice that the girls beg to do with her any time they know we will all be spending lengthy amounts of time together. Well, one crafty thing often intertwines with another, and she has discovered while looking at hundreds and maybe thousands of embroidery designs online that they often lend themselves to great shrinky dink designs too. This past weekend she and Grampy were super cute and worked on little Halloween themed shrinky dink necklaces for the girls. Grammy found costume garbed bunnies here, printed them out and Grampy colored them on the shrinky dink plastic. Grammy did the cutting and shrinking and added the necklace string and voila! Adorable vampire bunny and frankenstein bunny Halloween necklaces. The girls loved them and hey, it keeps the grandparents out of the bars while we aren't here to entertain them.

2 comments:

MelissaS said...

How cute! More Shrinky Dink ideas...the possibilities are endless!

fern said...

I love them!! They look soooo fab!