Now that the gift giving has happen I can share a finish!
This one was a gift to my cousin...continuing our saga of gift giving jokes. I went with our previous bird theme and made him a pretty parakeet pillow.
Isn't the back lovely?
I found a paper pieced pattern for a bird and then did some altering to make it look like our pet now gone, Fred the parakeet. I didn't want Derek to forget what he looked like ;) Hehe!
I think my favorite part is the way he "looks" at you. I probably should have made it bigger and had a bigger form, but now he curves around a bit. So if you place him on the couch next to you...he can look at you :D
I gave it to Derek on Christmas, which we spent at my aunt's new home. It was so neat to get and see her new house :) So happy for her!
Don't these folks look like trouble? Unfortunately, my cousin wasn't feeling well and had to leave as soon as gifts were opened.
I hung out with this little dude quite a while. He's so fun!
When I went to England last fall I bought some of their gift crackers as Christmas goodies...only I forgot to give them last year. I remembered this year and they even came with paper crowns.
Beards were given.
Hats with light clips were given.
And games for the little guy...
Derek is such a good sport! I gave him a real gift last year...just for the record.
He really liked the fabric on the back of the pillow which gives me inspiration for next year :)
There was a bit of a mishap with the salad :S
I gave this gift...and got to help put it together.
What, might you ask did my cousin give me? Well, I opened a box of cans. He gave 10 cans of canned food...all without labels!!
I may have to share the gamble that is opening each can!