I decided on a bird theme, which is apparently not original because almost everyone so far did birds. But I've been wanting to make one like this for a while, so I was glad that my recipient has similar tastes to mine. I drew little bird-related images and then embroidered them onto wool felt. Then I stuffed and blanket-stitched each bird closed, and hung with baker's twine. I'm happy with the embroidery, and also with the little guy "perched" on the branch. You can click on the images to see it bigger. Hope she likes it!!
This afternoon the three of us went out to build a snowman, which was going well until I accidently knocked off his head. So Mike decided to be a little creative, a la Calvin and Hobbes.