My paternal grandmother, Mutsey, was quite a crafty lady. Like me, she was often working on a project while watching TV in the evenings. She made the sweetest embroidered pictures for myself and my brother and sister. Each one is different but this one is mine.
I decided to make something similar for my son. As anyone with a child knows, naps don’t last forever so I wanted to do something a bit faster and I used a combination of embroidery and felt.
I added the owls because I like them and also because owls have been a big design trend for kid’s things for the last year or so. I like it when design elements date themselves. It’s fun to look at pictures of yourself and say, “Oh, babydoll dresses and Doc Marten’s. Remember the early 90’s?”
The tree was a last minute addition. I couldn’t figure out what I wanted to put in the empty space after I did the rest of the picture and it sat around staring at me for a couple of days and then the tree just came to me. Ta-da! Baby picture!