handmade holidays: elijah's ornaments

Elijah and I made these ornaments as gifts for several family members. He drew on fabric with fabric markers, cut around his artwork and with his help, I sewed and stuffed a small pillow with an attached loop for hanging on the tree. I like simple projects like this for young kids and I think the results are a sweet way to preserve a piece of a child's artwork from that year.

I love watching as Elijah learns new drawing and writing techniques. He recently started writing his name in cursive and drawing bubble letters. I remember the exact moments from my own childhood that I learned those skills, so it's so fun reliving it with Elijah.