So, fast-forward now 7 years - I made a tablecloth for Madailein's first birthday and have attempted to put her hand prints on it each year. With Miss Madailein it was a struggle because she detested the feel of paint on her hands! I could not get hand prints the first year, the second year ended up being only one hand; the third year started to get much better! But, I have this awesome keepsake of each birthday.
This was one of the first things I embroidered, and boy can you tell!
In the middle of the tablecloth, I embroidered "Happy Birthday Madailein" and then her birth date, surrounded by some cute birthday designs. In each of the bottom corners of the tablecloth, I embroidered balloons and cupcakes.
(Please ignore the wrinkles! It's been folded for a few months!)
I usually have the tablecloth on the gift table and it looks so adorable with all the hand prints at the bottom!
With Caitlyn, I totally forgot to make a tablecloth for her first birthday - so I decided to do something different for hers. Stay tuned for that in October!