Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Grand Babies Turn Four Years Old!
Remember the place mats I made this summer as "car art" for gifts to friends and family along our trip route? These are two I held out for my grand kids and am just finishing them up in time to add to their birthday gift stash. I know they will like the frogs. One is more hand done, the other more by machine. Maybe if you look really close you can see the french knots on the bumpy backs of the frogs. Click on photos to see closer up. Both have beads sewn on to the sandy bottom around the foot prints in the sand. And green ribbon sewn as reeds in the water up to the frogs on top. And remember my grand daughters art I put on quilted fabric for her? Well, this is my grand son's art, done on a paper plate, copied and sewn onto fabric and backed with a layer of tulle and a layer of batik. The top stitching follows the lines of his drawing to the T. I matched the colors as best I could as well. The borders are circular as the plate was and guess what it made me think of? My grand son loves to toss a Frisbee, and sure enough I tired it and this disc sails just fine through the air. I bet anything without my saying a word he will try it out too! I'll let you know.