I think I have mentioned before that I love my grandma. She's one of the reasons why I love all things vintage and one of my best examples of a life of faith. My memories of the long vacations we would spend at my grandparent's home shaped so much of who I am.
She's over 90, and I feel so blessed to still have her with us, to be able to see her when I visit my folks and to share my kids with her. So this Christmas I wanted to make her something special.
She loves birds, and robins and cardinals always make me think of her. For the last few years I have bought her little bird figurines. This year I went a different route, and made her some slippers that were inspired by a robin.
They're a little different design from any of my others. Brown tweed with tiny flecks of color in it, and red binding on top with a simple little bow. My grandma isn't flashy. These just seem so her. I hope that they fit, and are cozy and comforting for her, and that when she sees them she will know how much I love her.