Like many crafters, I enjoy the run-up to the seasonal festivities because it’s a good excuse to have some quality crafting time. And rather than crafting simply because I love crafting, it’s the time to come up with a few ideas and make gifts for friends or family.
This year the present making has begun. So no actual seasonal crafting (although I will soon be making some tree decorations) simply making things that can be used all year round. At the moment I’m concentrating on cross stitching, patchworking and sewing, but I may find time to add knitting and crochet to the list of pressies to be made. The following photos are gifts for two sets of people who never visit my blog, so I can safely share.
On the cross stitch front, I’m busily working on a butterfly
This is a very easy Dimensions kit I bought because I was looking for something fairly quick to stitch for a butterfly lover. Leaves & backstitch to come . . . then some patchwork & sewing to make the actual gift – in theory, a wall-hanging. And a sneak peek . . .
of a finished cushion cover which I’m very excited about.
You’ll notice I’m not showing you the centre panel . . . just the patchwork and quilting detail. This is because . . . the cross stitch design I stitched is a brand new design by my daughter, aka Lindashee, and has not yet been made available in her new etsy shop: LindasheeStitches. From what she tells me, it should be available in her shop by the end of November.
I offered to be her proof stitcher and thoroughly enjoyed stitching this new chart which is perfect for dog-lovers. So, while I can’t show you the completed front properly, you are allowed to see the back of the cushion.
Made using a velvety silver-grey fabric with contrasting red poppers to fasten.
I am also busily making a few small un-birthday gifts for November – hope to get them posted very soon.