Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Crafty Christmas!


I adore this photo - it is my lovely Nan, Elsie, taken when she was a little girl. She is now 92 years young!!
I decided to use it as the starting place for her Christmas present this year. I asked my daughter (sorry, but I still haven't mastered everything on this computer!) to change the background colour to the photo, as it was very dark. I then printed it onto special T-shirt printing paper. The image can then be ironed onto a piece of cotton fabric, which reverses the image. I once forgot this and printed some writing, which of course read backwards! Doh!
Using vintage fabrics, I created a patchwork boarder to it and made a cushion with lace edging.

I also made a little matching bag to hide some special surprises inside for her.

Happy Christmas Nan!! Here's to many more....

21 comments:

  1. Hi Niki

    What a good idea! I'm sure your nan be thrilled with her personalised gifts.

    Sue xx

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  2. How lovely! I'm sure your gran will be delighted. Happy Christmas to you & your family! Louise x

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  3. Ohh Nikki that is sooo sweet in looks and in thought... I'm sure Nan's Holiday will be just right now.
    RaNae

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  4. I want to be your Nan!!! That is so sweet!!

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  5. Oh Nicki, your patchwork cushion and the little bag are just gorgeous! I am sure your Nan will adore it!

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  6. oh!!! That is the best, she will love it, I would love it. What a great idea and how clever of you.
    NANCY JO

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  7. Oh ELSIE 92! I only hope I live as long! What an adorable picture.
    Niki, you are just so creative, you put me to shame. Tomorrow I DROP everything..... ooops I have the childrens carol service... no problem after that!

    So glad to see your family reunited, best wishes to you all Merry Christmas, Ginny.

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  8. Hi Niki, they are really beautiful and thoughtful gifts, I imagine there will be a tear or two on Christmas morning! Clare x

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  9. Your Nan is going to be delighted when she sees that pretty gift. I wonder what memories that photo will bring to mind for her.
    Make sure to record them, at least on paper..

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  10. how thoughtful...If I was nan I would love it!

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  11. ohhhh'...adooorable!...beautiful..beautiful ...and so meaningful!!

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  12. Niki that is such a lovely idea. The cushion and bag are really gorgeous and so original. I'm sure your Nan is going to be thrilled with them. A very happy Christmas to her!

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  13. Your Nan will be over the moon with her very special present.

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  14. What a wonderful idea for a special gift. I have photo's of my Mum when 4yrs old and at 16, they're wonderful and are very special. You've given me the inspiration to use them for something other than just sitting in a draw. I love your blog :o))
    Peg UK x

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  15. What lovely gifts and what a blessing to be loved as much as she must be!

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  16. Glad your family is home and safe in the arms of family....Elsie, has such a nice ring to it.

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  17. What a super idea. They are both darling!

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  18. What a fantastic idea, your nan will love it! Thanks for adding me to your favourites and I will be adding you also :) Love your blog!

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  19. Oh what a lovely, thoughtful and special gift for your Nan Niki, well done!

    'wonders if her comment will post today'

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  20. Spectacular and so sweet.

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  21. Lovely! I had the same idea and have made cusions for my grand mother and sisters for Christmas as well. http://www.vanjalager.blogspot.com/

    I really loved yours!

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