Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Stitch People Portraits

About a year ago, as a birthday gift to myself, I bought the Do It Yourself Stitch People Pattern Design Book because I wanted to make little stitch people portraits for each year my husband and I had been together (almost 8 years married + wedding) as an 8th anniversary gift. I planned to frame all the little portraits and hang them on the wall. Here's what I ended up with:

Well, I realized I would now have to make one every year until the end of time, so I bought another frame and got to work...

I have so much fun designing these little portraits that I made one for my step-sister and her husband for Christmas...

One for my coworker's birthday...although apparently, I forgot to take a picture of the finished piece.

And recently, I've been working on some wedding/birthday/new baby gifts...

 (the black canvas was a little different, but I like how the white stands out)

I just bought the Christmas pattern book and am going to try to get a head start on a picture for our Christmas cards, and maybe some personalized tags/ornaments for Christmas. Shh...I know it's April, but these things take time to make :)

So, if you're looking for some easy, although a little time consuming, super cute gifts, I highly recommend this book. Happy Stitching!