Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A New Tradition.......

Somewhere in blogland, a mom was blogging about how it is a tradition in their home for the children to make gifts for their siblings, rather than buying something. I usually take the girls on separate shopping trips and let them pick out a gift for each other, but I thought this idea was so much more fun and meaningful. So......we got busy. For Evan's gift, we got an apron at Hobby Lobby and we sewed a pocket on, then embroideried her name on it. Ella had so much fun doing this. She cut the fabric for the pocket, cut the ribbon for the trim, and her favorite part, she helped with the actual sewing. Then we put the name on with the embroidery machine, but she pushed all the buttons on that. So all in all, she made it herself and is very proud. Evan is always wearing an apron, so it will definitely get a lot of use. For Ella's gift, we got some of those big tin cans and made stilts. She hot glued SpongeBob ribbon around the top and bottom of the can, the we printed SpongeBob and Patrick pictures of the internet and decoupaged them on top of the cans. We tied some twine through them and there you have it.....tin can stilts. (Ella loves all things SpongeBob, so these will be perfect.) The best part was the fun they had making them, and both of them were describing what they thought the others reaction would be when they opened it. This is definitely a tradition we will continue..............

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the finished product
Silly me, I didn't get a picture of Ella's completed stilts, but I'll post one when she opens them.

3 comments:

Our Blessed Family said...

What a fun tradition! I think that is a great idea! I am jealous you have a monograming machine! I would love one!
Merry Christmas!!

Rachel, Andy, Maggie Rae and Landy Louise said...

You are the next Martha Stewart

Laura Bullington said...

This is such a neat idea what the girls made are so cute love all the pictures you post I alwasys come by and read all your post!