Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Retirement Gift

  My mom just retired from Hershey, the chocolate factory. She has been slaving over your chocolate for years and she is finally free! Just kidding, but she has been working there for a long time and is happy to be retired. I could not come up with a good retirement gift. A perfect one would have been a trip to Hawaii, but I don't have that kind of money so that's not an option. I was thinking of getting her a tablet, but my parents don't have WiFi in their house, so that would be worthless. I thought of a Kindle, but she doesn't do much reading. Some Zumba DVDs would have been good, but she beat me to it and bought it herself! She likes gardening, but she has everything she needs for that. So, I decided to make her a custom tee shirt.  I wanted to incorporate Hershey in there somehow, so I came up with this:
   Simple and to the point. I probably should have used a black shirt. I used iron-on letters, and for the picture of the "kiss" I used an iron-on transfer sheet. You just print a picture (or you can make your own art with markers or crayons) onto the sheet and iron it to the T-shirt, following the directions of course. I messed up a couple "kisses" by not following directions correctly. 
 Good thing I tested it out on another shirt first. I don't know if you can tell that they are messed up a little, but it doesn't look too bad. I used some of my leftover letters and you can guess who I'm giving this one to. My daughter will probably wear it tomorrow. Ha. I'm glad she likes my creations.

   Can you give me any other ideas for a retirement gift?


Mimi said...

Both T-shirts turned out cute!
Congrats to your Mom.
So I'm guessing she isn't into yarn crafts ;)

daperfectmix said...

She actually taught me to crochet, but she isn't as in to it as I am, or as she used to be. She has her own little yarn stash that I look through when I visit. She used to sew, but I haven't seen her do that in years.

Sharon GARDNER said...

A gift certificate for a massage, mani or pedi? Good way to start out retirement. Best wishes to her on her retirement.

daperfectmix said...

Oh, a massage is a good idea. I think she might like that. I'll have to look into it. Thanks!

lovestitch said...

Oh these are cutest ever!!! What a great idea you had! You mom will love it for sure! Thank you for sharing, you did an adorable work!!!
Great weekend to you and yours!
Best, LS