Saturday, September 22, 2018

Gifted Gorgeousness - September and a RAK

Hello Dear Readers

"GIFTED GORGEOUSNESS" is a monthly link party run by the wonderful Jo of Serendipitous Stitching, where we post about stitching gifts we have received or given, or indeed anything related to the word "gift". Link runs from the 15th until the end of the month. If you would like to find out more and maybe join up go HERE!

Read all about who's joining in with the September GG HERE (on Jo's blog).
Seagulls and Stripes from CrossStitcher Issue 332

This free kit came from CrossStitcher magazine, actually the same magazine that "Camper Van" came from ..... so the magazine was really good value. The fabric isn't great though, and the needle catches a little bit, and it's hard to put the needle through the fabric actually through the fabric holes...... that said, I think it's a cute stitch and I'm looking forward to being able to hang the sachet on one of our bathroom cupboard doors ..... the doors open very close to wall tiles and I'm so afraid the tiles will be damaged! I just hope I haven't started stitching too close to the top of the fabric! So this is a gift for our bathroom!


RAK (Random Act of Kindness)

And this next one is a teeny gift for a non-blogging friend who wanted a way of carrying her front door key when she is gardening ..... in her front garden ..... so that she doesn't have to put the key down anywhere. She wanted some way of secreting her key about her person. She was talking of a "Dorothy bag" ..... so I thought I'd make this ..... and hopefully she might like it!

I am going to add a badge pin to the back so that she can clip it to whatever top she is wearing at the time, or maybe a couple of poppers so that she can attach it to her bra strap, not quite sure yet.

The little purple felt bag on the right slips inside the drawstring bag for extra security (and to stop the key pushing through the fabric).
Finishes at: 3 1/4" x 2 1/2" ( 8.5 x 6 cm) approx.

Someone commented about all my dotty fabric the other day, and tee hee there's more polka dot fabric here again!


And for those who saw my little "polka dot lady" on my last past, here is an update on how she is progressing ..... which is ..... very slowly. 

When she is complete I will give you a little more detail about her. Oh, she's not a gift (well, not at the moment)

I hope you are all keeping well and that the stitching bug is with you!

Now, I'm off to visit the link party, see you there!

Barbara xxx


Kim said...

Maybe your polka dot lady could be a gift to yourself. =) I love her face.

Julie said...

A very lovely and useful gift for your friend. How lovely,
Polka Dot lady is looking very glamourous.

Pamela said...

The key bag is perfect!

Clare-Aimetu said...

That's a lovely gift, what a great idea

France Nadeau ❅ inspiration imagination creation said...

Gorgeousness and cuteness are the two words for all these projects!

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

How fun that you are making a gift for your bathroom! I think the key holder for your friend is a very good idea and very thoughtful of you and I'm looking forwarding to seeing your lady finished :)

Lin said...

What a great idea your RAK is! xx

Christine said...

The seagull piece is so cute!
I'm sure your friend will be thrilled with her key pouch

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Thanks for taking part in GG this month with your bathroom's gift! That's a first for this SAL.
I like the key pouch, nice idea.

rosey175 said...

Neat idea about the cabinet door pillow! I have a kitchen cabinet that does the same thing! It needs a gift now too ahaha~

The key pouch is a cute idea. And even more cute is that adorable kitty fabric! (!!!)

Kaisievic said...

Great shoehorn with your bathroom 'gift". Great idea for the key pouch, too.

Mini said...

The colors in the cove kit are lovely and I also like the key pouch you made.

DJ said...

Great idea about the Key bag for your Gardening friend! I'm sure she will really get a lot of use out of it! The stitching for your bathroom does look like a cute design, I can't wait to see how you'll finish it! What a beautiful face on your doll....I also can't wait to see how she will turn out. You are so talented!!

Faith... said...

Your key bag is an awesome idea for your friend and I hope it works out great. Looking forward to seeing your Polka Dot Lady, she is super cute!!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I'm sure yours is the only bathroom that gets such pretty presents! And the key bag is a great idea - would it work to put it on a cord so she could wear it as a necklace?

Astrids dragon said...

Cute idea for the cupboard door, you could always add some fabric on top if you need it.
So sweet of you to think of the key holder for your friend, that will look great!

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Love the doll - she has real personality!

Sheryl said...

I like the useful gift made for your blogging friend and miss Polka dot has a gorgeous face, great work Barbara.