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First I picked 3 simple shapes that I made stencils for and then I painted those shapes on the fabric and added the stitching. I ended up making a pumpkin, a witch hat, and a bat. I picked up some inexpensive unfinished wood frames at Michael's and painted those to match the embroideries.
When I got out all of the paints my kids saw me and got really excited and they all wanted to help me paint. I thought, how bad could it be, and decided to let them paint. I was surprised at how bad it really could be. I figured since I was just painting each frame one solid color they would be able to help me but boy was it bad. Let's just say there was a lot of evening out to do after they were done, not to mention the fighting over who got to paint which color and not wanting to use the colors that I picked. In the end though they loved it and I was able to get my project done, next time I will just have to remember to pick up extra frames so that they can do their own projects while I do mine.