"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!
|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!