If you have been readers of my blog for a while, you might remember last year when I did hand print and foot print impressions for Samantha and Zachary. The plates are beautiful and the ornaments were a huge hit with our family so I knew once Eliza was born we would have her prints made as well. I decided this time to do them right away once she was born so my friend Dawn from Tiny Prints and Paws came right to my house to do our impressions when Eliza was 4 days old. I am not sure if she typically offers house visits to do impressions but with a newborn and adjusting to having a new baby plus two older *still little* kids, it was a HUGE help. We had so much fun getting Eliza's prints and she was a champ at keeping her little fingers and toes straight. I was actually quite worried since they had to redo her footprints in the hospital since she kept curling her toes! We got all of our impressions on the first try! Samantha loved looking at all of the color samples and using the sponge to get them dirty with clay residue. Sorry Dawn!!
We ended up selecting a sunny yellow color for Eliza's plate. It's not too bright but not too bland either. You know I won't do anything dull!! The finished product, as expected, looks great!
Dawn was also nice enough to offer me a free Baby's First Christmas ornament. I absolutely love the way this turned out. I tweaked the words slightly so it says Eliza's First Christmas and rather than the typical two toned options they offer (which have a natural clay background and the print and text colored) I was able to have the background one color and the print another. It is perfect and I can't wait to hang it up on our tree this year. Almost makes me wish I didn't give away all of our Samantha and Zachary ornaments as gifts!
With Christmas just around the corner, Tiny Prints and Paws is offering two different deals to get you all set for the holidays. The first option is buy two ornaments get one free. This is an awesome option if you want a few gifts, or if you'd like some for yourself and some for gifts. You can do a hand print and foot print to keep and make an extra to give away! The second option is a free ornament with the purchase of a larger plate. I love this option since you get a beautiful plate that can be displayed all year long plus an ornament to bring out seasonally or give as a gift. You could even get a little hanger and display the ornament all year. My dad has his hanging on his kitchen cabinets.
If you would like to order plates for yourself you can contact Dawn via e-mail or phone (703.574.0488), They can also be found on Facebook. Tiny Prints and Paws will be at the Little Sprouts Fun Fair at Linton Hall School in Bristow, VA this Saturday October 19th from 10am-3pm. Not a Virginia resident? Not a problem!! Tiny Prints and Paws can ship all the materials needed to create the perfect clay impression of your own. Ship it back and Dawn will paint, fire, and finish the perfect piece for you! I'm telling you now, you won't regret it!