I made an ornament for Paige! I saw the most adorable ornament over on the blog, Life Made Lovely. Unfortunately, I couldn’t bring myself to spend $20 on an ornament, so I decided to attempt to make my own! I picked up a 4 inch embroidery hoop at Hobby Lobby one day when I was there. They are super cheap (like 99 cents). I came home and cut a piece of fabric out that would fit in the hoop. Because I am a total graphic design wanna be…I bought my first font about a month ago. It is Jaques & Gilles by Emily Lime and I kind of love it. I pulled up Photoshop and typed out Paige’s name in this font to use as a guide. Then I just took a fine point sharpie and did my best freehand attempt at writing her name on the piece of fabric. I don’t have great handwriting so I was very nervous but I think it came out just fine!
The beautiful ornament on Etsy is embellished with little beads. It is super cute and probably much easier than what I ended up doing! I didn’t have any beads on hand so I decided to just make little polka dots or knots out of thread. Well, I spent about an hour trying to make an embroidery “french knot” and I somehow messed it up every. single. time. I ended up just making it up, ha! Essentially I just made a tiny “x” with the needle and thread and went over it twice so that it just turned into a little dot.
I used an extra piece of the thread to tie a loop at the top so it would hang on the tree!
Here are a few more pictures that I took of P and Milo in front of the (unfinished) tree the other day…
Poor dog, he is like – what are you doing, lady?!