Today I’m joining up with Jo’s Gifted Gorgeousness ..... I’m a wee bit late actually, tee hee, but I had three little projects I really wanted to finish for this month, and I’ve done it!! Just in time.....
Gifted Gorgeousness is a SAL for showing any gifts we have received or given during the month ..... you can read more over at Jo’s blog - Serendipitous Stitching.(see link at bottom of this post)
This is a teeny trinket pot a friend from my handicraft group gave me, saying that she wouldn’t be likely to stitch anything tiny enough to fit, but she thought it was my sort of thing ..... being “tiny” that is!
I put off finishing the pot as I wasn’t sure "how to" without the fabric fraying. Once I read that it needed interfacing ironed on the back it didn’t take long to finish! I am wondering whether to give it to the same friend, after all, she had bought it for herself in the first place. What do you think, would she be happy?
And here is a little needle keeping set I started making at least two years ago, for my mum.
At the time I started working on it I found it a little fiddly to join the front and the back together ..... and then I joined in with a few things on line ..... and only now found time to work out how to keep the back and front together while I bound it (there’s plastic in between to make it firm and flat, and wadding so that it is easy to thread a needle in the fabric on the front).
The idea was to help mum keep track of her wool needle for completing her knitted projects. Mum has Retinitis Pigmosa, which means she struggles to see and it’s really hard for her to keep track of her needles when they drop down and hide themselves!
You might have guessed by now how much I like making sewing kits! A previous one I made for my mum can be seen here: Christina's notes. But, of course, the trouble is that I keep thinking of a better version! Tee hee!
..... there are pockets on the back for an unpicker/ripper, a pen/pencil and a teeny pair of scissors. They are my scissors in the photo, (I'm pretty sure mum has an identical pair that will fit) and I don’t seem to be able to buy this type any more ..... I don’t suppose any of you knows where to buy scissors this size? ..... they are teeny (3" x 2"), and they fold down. I have Googled "tiny scissors" but I haven't found anything really dinky. I did see a lovely black pair on a blog ..... but at the time I didn't know I needed them!
My third finish is “Seagulls and Stripes” which was a free gift from CrossStitcher magazine last year ..... cross stitched last Summer ..... but only now felt brave enough to stitch and cut the seams to complete it.
|Seagulls and Stripes|
Pattern from CrossStitcher
I added a bunting flag and a popper, to the end of the ribbon, on the back, so that I can hang it wherever I want. It might have been easier to turn the little banner through if I hadn’t used wadding! But then I like my stitching "puffy", so it had to be!!!
Now I'm off to catch up with all my blogging friends and see what everyone else has stitched for Gifted Gorgeousness this month!
I hope you are all having a super summer!
Keep on stitching!