This is a picture of my oldest playing banjo with Grandpa!
My Dad has played guitar since he was a young boy. His inner ear is amazing and without reading music he is able to play whatever he hears. I have always admired that! I have had formal music training since I was 10, read music note to note and went to school to become a music teacher however whenever we sit down together I always learn something new about music. I recently started to miss our jam sessions and that is when I decided to make something special for him.
I remembered that his guitar strap was not comfortable anymore. I looked for a tutorial for a guitar strap cover tutorial, no reason to reinvent the wheel, and that is when I found the DIY guitar strap on Prudent Baby! It is very simple and a wonderful gift. I embroidered his initials and the celtic crosses on soft microfiber. I used fleece to pad the strap along his back.
Making something special made me feel better about missing my Dad. And you know I bet it will make him feel better to know that I was thinking of our musical jam sessions. :) If you are missing someone special, make them a one of a kind gift and send it! Think about something you share together and make it like no one else can. Get the kids involved and make it a family celebration!