When I asked Helen what she wanted me to paint on her shirt, she landed on a strawberry. I tried to influence her toward something more winterish, but her choice was solid. It got complicated when she wanted a letter H too. I sketched some designs, and she chose her favorite.
She was a satisfied customer, especially delighting in the tiny strawberry seeds carved into the stencil and the paint with sparkles.
I didn't make too many Christmas gifts this year, but when my sister-in-law mentioned what she wanted in a new bag for my 2-year-old niece, I got to work
I also lined it with some of her leftover quilt fabric.
I loved it almost enough to make one for myself.