Now that Christmas is over and all the gifts have been opened.....thought I would share what I made for our children that went along with our Homemade Christmas theme-
Gift Number one-
First- hold your breath ladies....yes, I cut up my Wedding dress
I wanted to make a special little envelope for my Daughter, daughters in law and my granddaughters. Something special for them to use in the Temple. My dress had been sitting in the closet for over 35 years...so it was time to do something with it.
Shannon being my only daughter...received my wedding veil in a shadow box. I was able to make 10 envelopes from my dress. .... I included my personal testimony of Temple work and a picture of me wearing the dress. (I was able to soak my veil to help it return to white...but the satin on my wedding dress ...not so much...so they received vintage satin and lace envelopes}
Gift number two-
Over a few years I collected Dans old work jeans- and turned them into picnic blankets for the kids-
30 pairs of jeans, 500 squares, 5 picnic blankets = lots of sewing.
- Each was given a large picnic bag- filled with bamboo plates, spoons and forks- wreck jars for food, a cheese cutting board, and a few fun extras
- Signed- Love always Mom and Dad.
- With a gift note saying we plan to help with a project they want done around their home.
- Raw seams- meaning I washed a few times before wrapping....it took some time to trim all the threads. Happy Day
I plan on taking a vacation from the sewing machine for awhile. =)
Gift Number three-
Each of our children received a shadow box with something sentimental in it.
- Denver received his "blankie" back....see note.
- I saved all Sam's swimming ribbons ...to remind him how awesome he is.
- Shannon received my wedding veil
- I forgot to get a picture but Kent and Mason received a shadow box with coins in them....They were some 1960's Kennedy Half dollars.....Danny's Dad had carried them around then gave them to Danny when he was a boy....they went to Kent & Mason.
While I was preparing these gifts, I kept thinking how blessed I am....it really is a wonderful life.
The grand-kids received a gift from their wish list.
Happy New Year.