A friend of mine reached out to me and asked if I would consider making her girls a memory gnome for Christmas out of her late husband's shirts. I simply couldn't turn her down. I knew these shirts were special to all of them.
I found a Christmas gnome at Joann Fabrics and bought it to use as a pattern. It looks really simple to make. There are 5 basic pattern pieces.
Other items I need for this project is...
Here's my plan to construct the gnome.
I'm planning on the hat to be the star of the gnome. This is the most visible which gives me this most space to be creative. I've got a few ideas up my sleeve. I definitely need to make a Hawaiian gnome! Maybe add some sunglasses?
Check my instagram (@institcheswithpenni) in a few days to see pictures of the ones I'll be making.
I'm deeply honored to be able to be a part of this special gift. I know this man was loved deeply. My friend, Sue, said he was a happy guy who loved his girls and his wife so much.
My grandmother had Alzheimers. Many years she had no idea who I was. I loved her anyway because I knew she loved me but just couldn't remember. I feel we lose them twice. Once when their memory fades away, then the final day they take their last breath on earth and enter the gates of heaven.
Dave was a Christian and believed that God was his father. Sue will see him again. Here's the promise that Jesus gave us in the bible.
John 3:16 New International Version (NIV)16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
I hope you will receive the gift of eternal life this Christmas. The only thing you have to do is believe. No one can earn it. Simply can't be done. Thankfully we just have to believe.
Hi! My name is Penni. I've been sewing most of my life. I love fashion sewing whether it's for a special occasion or for everyday wear. Join me and I will teach you how simple sewing can be!
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