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Without further ado, please welcome the wonderful Karianne from Thistlewood Farms blog. She is incredibly talented, encouraging and fun… and on top of that she has an amazing house and truly inspiring ideas.
Hello Migonis Home readers! My name is Karianne and I blog over at Thistlewood Farm. I am so excited to be participating in the 12 Days of Christmas event! I adore Jen and all her creativity and she is a constant source of inspiration to me.
Christmas is just around the corner and at our house we make our gifts. These are no ordinary hand-made gifts. It is an all out and out competition. We have given each other lampshades made from slides and soap and candles and felt flowers and a nativity set made entirely out of sticks. This hand-stitched tray was one of the entries from last year.
Here is its story. If I were a wooden tray…..this is what I would want to be when I grew up. Nothing too fancy for me. No walk on the wild side. No partying with the hors d’oeuvres and the fruit tray. Just paint me a crisp clean white and distress me a little. And when I was dry…..drill tiny little holes in the shape of letters. Letters that spelled out words like “eat” or “delish” or “party”.
Then add a little bling with black embroidery thread. Woven through the holes. Just like the sewing cards in first grade.
I guess that makes my sister a tray mind-reader because she knew…..
…..somehow she knew what every neglected, over-looked, under-appreciated wooden tray truly wanted to be.
You’ve seen the trays like this before.
At yard sales and thrift sales….laying abandoned over by the plastic fruit and the unfinished paint by numbers.
Waiting. Waiting for greatness.
Seriously. Hand-stitchery on wood.
Who would have thought?
So my wonderful, creative, genius of a sister, Whitney,thank you for your homemade gift last year! Take the stage for your standing ovation….
And on behalf of wooden trays everywhere. We salute you.