I've decided to share one of my holiday crafting failures with you. I wanted to make a nice set of embroidered handkerchiefs for my mom and sister. Green, handmade, useful, personal--this gift idea had it all.
Did I know how to embroider? No. Did I let that stop me? No. I have at least 3 books on the subject after all. In my mind, I imaged something like this:
Well, embroidery turns out to be a little harder than sewing a felt apple or stitching up a bag full of beans.
Here are my sad little hankies...
Not horrible maybe, but let's be honest, they look like something sweet your 8 year old made at Brownies. I think my sunflower is particularly special. The turtle holds no special significance, it's just a shape I thought I could muster. Huck said it was a Brachiosaurus.
Not quite the really nice set I was aiming for so I supplemented with a different main gift for each of them and gave the hankies as an extra side gift.
Oh well, they're for wiping snot anyway.