Just popped in to share with you some things from the lovely Jenny of Elefantz’s blog. I am really enjoying stitching her designs and the bad weather and poorly chest have meant that on the positive side I have got two more stitch designs done this week, just need to do the finishing then I can show them to you.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Jenny has designed a lovely bird with flowers, not as a fund-raiser but as a gift to anyone you know who is facing breast, or other cancers as a gift for support. It would also make a lovely gift for anyone who is having a hard time at the moment for any reason and can be personalised with any text.
You can find the details at this blog post and download the design at her Craftsy store.
She is also encouraging us all to use handmade gifts this Christmas, I am definitely very much in favour of that and hope that you all are too. If you don’t craft yourself then find a local craft fair or look on Etsy to support a craftsperson.
Jenny is doing a series of posts with great ideas for Christmas gifts that you can easily make from a variety of crafts. The first one is here and has links to free patterns for slippers, scrappy hearts, table runners, bags and baby gifts.
She has asked people to join in and share ideas for gifts so here is a tutorial from Very Berry Handmade, (purveyors of the lovely Liberty scrap packs), for a pincushion, because I love pincushions and everyone should have one, (or preferably more!) Picture from the Verry Berry blog.
The tutorial is very clear with step by step photos and would be a great way of using scraps. You could also make this into a mug rug or coaster set.
Have fun whatever you decide to make, see you soon and thanks for visiting.
4 thoughts on “A freebie and a great idea”
The trick always lies in picking – or making – a gift that matches the aesthetic of the receiver. Always an interesting challenge!
Yes luckily I have lots of stitchy friends and family and know what they love.
Ha ha ! Left my comment on the wrong blog post. But you’ll know what I mean. 🙂
Yes I do – I have just last night finished the matching needlecase with your hexi stitchery pattern, am so pleased with it as it is the first time I have done lazy daisy stitches and I am keeping them both as a little present for me! Will post pictures of that soon as well as my other present finishes from your designs.