The Boy suggested making a really horrible tea cozy, which slowly grew into this idea:
We composed a limerick to sum up the story, and I attempted to embroider it onto a tea towel.
Now, embroidery isn't my strong point, so there was no way that anyone was going to see the back! So I embroidered it onto some cotton...
I transferred the words by typing it into word, putting the fabric over the screen and tracing with a chalk pencil. Easy way of getting neat, even words. Or fancy fonts if I were more skilled...
This is comic sans, if you can tell ;) And do you know what- I ran out of thread for the last two words.
Gutting! So a quick trip to the shop was needed!
The patch held in place by fusible webbing, then secured using bias tape.
I went around the edge of the store bought tea towel with a fancy stitch to tie it all together.
(Anyone know what the Y shaped stitch is for?!)
And added a little bias tape hanging hook on the top corner
Wrapped up all fancy :)
She loved it.
Brought a tear to her eyes... hopefully for all the right reasons.
I was a little worried she wouldn't "get" it, but I think she will treasure it.
I think I was more excited about gifting this than I have every been to give a present!
Which is what presents should be all about, right?