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« on: December 09, 2010 01:13:51 PM »









I made this for my dad for Christmas. The reindeer are my boy's handprints (ages 2 and 4). I used gold thread to embroider the trees and silver thread for the ground. The birds are ironed-on appliques made with fabric backed with Lite Steam-a-Seam 2. The reindeer themselves have french knot eyes (I added one strand of white to the black embroidery thread to give a little "glint" to the eyes),and embroidered the antlers in golden brown. I also used a black fabric marker to add little noses and hooves. Finally, I brushed on some silvery white fabric paint "snow" on the ground.
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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2010 02:06:16 PM »

I love this so much! What a perfect execution of a brilliant idea. The reindeer have such personality in their stance. Any tips on getting the hand prints so nice and non-smeary? My two year-old is so squirmy I haven't been able to get a good print of hers.
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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2010 03:11:07 PM »

Extremely creative and cool idea!  I want one and I've got 2 little girls with 4 little hand who would love to help me make one Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2010 04:19:00 PM »

This is just the cutest! I featured this project on Craftster's Facebook page today. Thanks for sharing.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2010 05:06:51 PM »

I love this so much! What a perfect execution of a brilliant idea. The reindeer have such personality in their stance. Any tips on getting the hand prints so nice and non-smeary? My two year-old is so squirmy I haven't been able to get a good print of hers.

Ha ha! Yes, my 2-year old is squirmy, too, and I was totally freaking out about him just slapping his painty hands down and making a mess of the fabric. I sort of hold him by the wrist with one hand and then cover my other hand over his whole hand and ask him to open his hand. Then once his hand is down I put a bit of pressure down-not enough to hurt, of course, but a firm pressure-and press down each finger, then pull straight up. Hmm. kind of hard to explain. I wonder is anyone has done a photo tutorial on how to get a great handprint??
Actually, the bird idea was born because he did manage to get a few small blobs of brown paint on other spots of the runner, so at least three of those birds are strategically placed Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2010 07:07:28 PM »

This is just too cute for words! Wonderful job. Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2010 07:12:14 PM »

What a great idea! It's too cute  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2010 06:44:39 PM »

I love this!  So creative!
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