Since we didn’t have a whole lot of money for gifts this year I decided to make some that were more personal.
My sister had asked me to make her a cross stitch portrait but since that takes months without a baby around I figured I would make her a different, less time-consuming version instead.
I made a rough sketch and scanned it into the computer to add color and to refine things a bit. I included my sister, her husband, and all of their pets, even a recently deceased kitty in angel form.
After I printed it, I added some gold paint to give it a little something extra. It was a huge hit. My sister told me she loved it so much she cried. Much better than anything I could have bought!
I also made my parents a house portrait. The actual version had their names and address on it, but since they probably don’t want that plastered all over the internet, I’ve just shown the house portion here.
I’m considering opening an Etsy shop to sell versions for others. It’s really fun to make them and they’re such a nice, personal touch around the house!