Thursday, May 19, 2011

another doggie

I will put the pattern up for this applique soon since it's such an easy one and I am finding it to be my "go to" applique for every little baby boy.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

mother's bracelet

My mom has eight children. I wanted to make her something soldered for Mother's Day that had her children's names, but I also didn't want her to look like Mr. T with tons of charms on one necklace. The solution was a charm bracelet with tiny 1/2"X1/2" charms. Each charm has the initials of my brothers and sisters and their birth order. I made one for my mother in law too and put charms of horses and some of her other favorites in between the soldered charms since she only had five soldered charms on her bracelet. Can you believe I said the word ONLY to five charms? Five charms equals five kids and I think that's quite a lot!

I haven't put them in my etsy shop yet because I have to figure out pricing. The tiny charms (believe it or not) are a bit more difficult because of their size, yet I still want to make them affordable for those who have many children. We'll see...