Funny title…cross-stitch people…that is exactly what I’m sharing today. I’m not the creative genius behind this idea. If you don’t love this idea, you can blame Martha. I saw this in her magazine a couple of years ago and thought it would be so cute to make little cross-stitch versions of all my Mother-in-law’s grandchildren as a gift for her.
I know cross-stitch isn’t everyone’s thang, but this is really cute, right? My sons and their cousins are all steps and stairs right now, so that makes it fun!
The oldest is 6′ 7″ now and he’s only fifteen! The youngest is ours…Brennan!
They were pretty simple to do. All you need is graph paper and colored pencils to get started.
I “sketched” out each child on graph paper first.
I tried to dress them in clothes they actually own. My nephew is an Eagles fan…
I think I was able to pull that off…
My niece wore this dress to a party at our house:
After making a pattern for each person, I cross-stitched them following the patterns. It’s framed to match her decor.
For my mom, I wanted to give her our family photos, so I added Brennan and Jack in cross-stitch to the center photo area of this frame. It makes it so much more special.
These are my boys and my mom’s grandcat. 🙂
I used the same pattern from my MIL’s gift, but it would have been even cuter if I had made them in the same clothes they were wearing in the photo.
I thought these would be the perfect project to share for this week’s Get Your DIY on party! Our theme is Handmade Gifts, perfect as
we are freaking out and desperate for last-minute Christmas gift ideas Christmas is just a round the corner! Here’s what my lovely co-hosts came up with:
Burlap on Canvas Photo Holders The Hankful House
Creative Gifts Under $10 Just a Girl and Her Blog
DIY Sugar Scrub The Happy Housie
Super Sweet Snowman Feet House by Hoff
Our new Get Your DIY on link party theme: Handmade Gifts, Starts Sunday at 7:00 EST. Come share or just come by to get inspired!
If you like what you see, there are several ways to follow along!
P.S. I’m participating in two Holiday Home Tours this year. You can see Part One here. Part two is tomorrow so make sure you come back to see!
You can see many amazing holiday homes shared by my bloggy friends now! Click on each image to take you to the links and schedule! Enjoy!