Gifts to Say Goodbye

Gifts to Say Goodbye by Hugs are Fun

Evie’s best friend Amelia is moving to Seattle today. They have been friends practically since birth and seeing them play together is the sweetest. Evie constantly asks me if we’ll be seeing Amelia when we go out. And while I’m really sad for Evie losing her friend, I’m sad for myself as well! Amelia’s mom has become a good friend of mine and it works out so well that our girls love each other so much!

Their friendship has been such a big part of Evie’s life and I really wanted to make some special gifts for Amelia to remember Evie by. I knew I wanted to make a photo album of pictures of the girls. Going through all the pictures was so bittersweet, they were so little!

Gifts to Say Goodbye by Hugs are Fun
I used my Silhouette to cut a US map out of vinyl for the cover of the album. I added a star to Washington where Amelia will be, and Illinois where we live.

Gifts to Say Goodbye by Hugs are Fun
I also cut the same US map out of fabric and appliqu├ęd it onto a pillow. Green is Amelia’s favorite color so I used it as much as possible!

Gifts to Say Goodbye by Hugs are Fun
The other side of the pillow has an embroidery I did of Amelia’s drawing of her and Evie. This was my first time using Aurifloss thread and I really loved it. It’s a 6 stranded thread like DMC and can be also be split. It’s extremely strong and I didn’t have any issues with tangling, it was really great to work with.

Gifts to Say Goodbye by Hugs are Fun
The thing I was most excited about was this pendant cut by Jen from Isette and 52 Lasers. She did some laser cut kid’s drawings for a post a few weeks ago, and I thought it would be such a sweet take on the old best friend’s necklaces. The pendant is two sided, one side has Evie’s drawing of them, the other is Amelia’s drawing. I really, really love how this turned out!

Gifts to Say Goodbye by Hugs are Fun
She also made a version on black and silver acrylic which is also an awesome effect! She doesn’t currently sell them but I totally think she should, they would be amazing Christmas gifts! Send her an email if you want to talk her into making you one!

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