Here is my handmade contribution to Amy's gifts this year. She's deeply obsessed by measurement at the moment, and love hearts and the colour red.
Although I cut the basic structural pieces and ruled the lines for the stitching, oh, about 3 years ago, I never got around to finishing it.
It was nice that Amy's request for a growth chart was so easily satisfied and with the added benefit of getting rid of one of my unfinished projects.
I had planned animal motifs, but at the last minute I couldn't find the templates I wanted, and anyway Amy couldn't have been more pleased.
And some itty bitty scraps of lovely fabric from blogging friends, thanks Suzy, Liesl and Marianne made it really special.
After much searching I found some ink pads suitable for fabric and I love the old lower case type face. If I'd had more time and less sickness I would have carved some delightful stamp images to add to the mix, another sadly neglected project.
Oh well, perhaps I'll be doing another growth chart soon!