Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Last 2012 Finish and Happy New Year!

This is my last finish for 2012 Follow Your Art by Raise the Roof Designs. I stitched it for my daughter Alexis who over the last year has really been into drawing and painting. She is pretty good. I am amazed that both of my older children can draw as I can barely draw a straight line or a stick figure! LOL As you can see I was feeling crafty and picked up this little wooden crate from JoAnn's. I spray painted it cherry red. The piece itself is stitched on white linen with GAST and uses JABCO buttons. The hardest part was sewing the frou frou around it. On the back as you see below I spray painted the wooden sign create purple and attached it to the back of the crate. 

This is the back of the crate and below is the inside of the crate. Instead of leaving it plain I placed a fabric bottom. I really like the way it turned out. My daughter really liked it and it was a surprise Christmas gift under the tree for her. 

Lastly here are the kids right before Christmas coerced kindly taking a picture for me! Brandon on the left, followed by Alexis and Caleb. I never imagined having kids this age! It's very interesting and never a dull moment! Love these kids!

I want to wish everyone a very Happy New Year! May you be blessed by love, peace, prosperity and good health! I am off this week to spend some time with the kids and of course planning all sorts of stitching projects. More about those later!  Thanks for all your sweet comments on my Santa cube! Have a wonderfully blessed day friends!



Patty C. said...

Happy New Year

Tracy J said...

Cute finish and your family looks great!

Nancy said...

Nice design for your daughter. I envy anyone that can draw or paint. Your kids are beautiful! Happy New Year!

Bette said...

Love the crate. And your kids are lovely.

Mylene said...

Happy New Year & all the best for 2013!!

Cindy's Stitching said...

happy new year. I did that piece for my dauther i while ago. she graduated for FIT in New york city, a big art fan. the kids look great. I just moved down south. Will catch up with blogging soon

Lynn said...

Happy New Year to you and your beautiful family! Thanks for sharing the pic. It's wonderful!
Love the finish you did for your daughter.I'll bet she loved it too.

Brigitte said...

Oh Sharon, what a beautiful gift you made for your daughter. Such a wonderful idea for the finishing.
Love your family picture.
Happy New Year to you all!

Karoline said...

Lovely finish, congratulations

Gorgeous photo of your kids :)

Siobhán said...

I loved the photo of your kids! Your daughter is gorgeous and your sons are nice strapping young handsome lads. :) Mine are 18 & 22 (older girl & twins--boy & girl) and like you said, very fun. I can't believe that they're the ages they are though, already. It seems like they were just babies and some how when I look in the mirror, I can see the beginnings of the Crypt Keeper taking over my face. LOL Oy vey.

LOVE the piece you did for your daughter! I envy her ability to draw. I can barely manage a stick figure.

Happy 2013!