For some reason my dear husband does not like to go to his work Christmas parties. Something about spending months on end with them being plenty for him. A few weeks ago though he made the mistake of showing me the ship's schedule and it had the party on it. So I convinced him to buy tickets since it will be our last year there and we haven't been to one in several years. So we got all dressed up and headed out.
We got there and met up with some friends
Danced the night away
And even if he's already spent time with them I think he still has fun with at least some of them.
My kids all love their Daddy and miss him a lot so I thought I would try to come up with a way for him to be close to them. He has sent them several dvd's where he talks to them and they LOVE it.
One day I was making pillows for Ladaria and Raquel's room while the kids were watching a dvd and I was thinking of a way to put Rod's picture on a pillow for them. I did some research and found some fabric sheets that you can print on. I knew that there were iron ons as my Mom has used them several times to make shirts for Rod and I but I was pleased to find fabric.
I thought some more and decided that something that was small enough to carry around with them would be great. If it's small enough to carry then they can take him anywhere without really being in the way.
I told a friend about my idea and she suggested a ribbon on it so that it could be easily carried around. That made me think of the "bite toys" they used when we were teaching our dogs personal protection. They were long, skinny stuffed canvas with a canvas handle that you held while the dog bit. I used the same idea but with Rod's picture printed on the fabric, a colorful background and a loop of ribbon at the bottom.
This is what I came up with:
Taniyah hugging her Daddy for the first time in two months
I think she loves him
I asked her if I could see it for a minute after I gave it to her. Her response:
Along with the hairbows I'm making bow holders to sell. Lots of people make the initial holders which I can also do but I thought I'd try something a little different and fun. I went to the store and bought some picture frames and wall plaques to make.
My SIL Melissa and I are working on an online store. When we get it put together I will post a link to it.