June 28, 2012

MadebyMaggieMae Personalized Family Tree -Giveaway & Close2Home Etsy Feature

I'm so excited to tell you guys about this weeks Close 2 Home Feature. it's only June and I now have found the perfect present for both my mother and my mother in law.  So without further adieu -

Store Feature -  MadebyMaggieMae

About - I am a SAHM to two cute kiddos. When I had my first child( a girl) I decided I wanted to learn how to sew her cute clothes. From there, the crafting bug hit me full force and I love everything from jewelry making to sewing to holiday decor projects to my new passion, family artwork. I found this site: www.twinstitchers.com that has embroidery patterns. I do NOT have the patience for embroidery so I drew it instead and started giving them as gifts. I LOVE homemade gifts! As I started giving the family trees and birthstone bracelets out as presents people kept telling me I should sell them, so here I am trying to sell them!


My Thoughts - I LOVE this shop!  When I fist saw these online, I thought they were really cute but was a bit overwhelmed.  Having to pick the face, hair color, and style of each person on my picture seemed like a lot of pressure - there were so many options and I didn't want to mess things up.

In the end it was as simple as saying "Grandma Lofley - G5 Head - Brown Hair."  It was easy to do, but I spent a looong time doing it.  I really wanted everyone to look right.

We got our finished picture within days.  And the highest praise I can give is to say that when my husband opened the package he looked at it intently for a few seconds.  Then he said, "I like that.  I really like that."


 Considering the picture is crafty, girly, and cute all at the same time, that's saying a lot.

I love the finished product.  The characters are adorable and really reflect the personality and style of the person they were modeled after.  


I like that the drawing is done on muslin.  It adds that extra interest and makes the picture perfect to hang.  We haven't bought a frame yet, so it's hanging on our door on a hanger, but it will go up soon. 


Support Homemade - The Family Tree can be customized with up to 40 people, and varies on price accordingly.  If you love this as much as I do, you can get 20% off your entire order with the coupon code oneday20 

Enter to Win -  They are giving away a family tree picture to one of you!

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Part of this post is written by the Etsy Shop Owner as part of my Close to Home Feature. I received a product to review from the above company or their PR Agency. Opinions expressed in this post are strictly my own - I was not influenced in any way. I received no monetary compensation for this post. By entering this giveaway you agree to my giveaway/disclosure guidelines

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've ordered three of the Family Trees (1 Playground, 1 Campground, 1 Family Tree) for gifts. I'm so excited b/c these are such personal gifts, real keepsakes. Thank you MadebyMaggieMae!

mommy2luke2008 said...

I made one of these, only I used the swing set pattern! So cute! It's hanging on my mom's wall and looks beautiful!