I don't know why (well, maybe because my girls have more than enough skirts) but I've been on a sewing for the home but still for the kids kick. A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon this cute little snack mat. The girls saw it and begged me to make some. Sure. No problemo. So over the weekend, I whipped one up.
It was Allie's idea to go with hot cocoa instead of milk and then I decided to go with the gingerbread dude outline. Funny story - I am terrible at drawing. I was attempting to draw the outline of the gingerbread man on paper to use as a pattern for the mat. I muttered something regarding my lack of drawing skills and one of the girls said, "Yeah, that doesn't look so good." Apparently, my cutting skills are much more advanced.
I just love the little tag too.
In all seriousness, this project took forever, mainly because of all the hand embroidery. It'd been at least 15 years since I'd hand embroidered anything so maybe my slowness was due to the fact that I don't do it on a regular basis. I don't know. What I do know is that I still have two more to whip up. Hopefully, before spring.
*Sewing note - I used a thicker batting in the middle.