I’m really behind on blogging about the crafty things I’ve finished. Rather than doing one massive post I’m going to split it into a few and spread them out over the next few weeks. Today I thought I’d blog about a few presents that I’ve made over the last few months. (Apologies in advance for the less than perfect photos, I really need to start taking better pictures of my crafts.)
First up was this sampler, made for Gemma’s birthday.
Gemma is my oldest friend, I think we’ve both reached the stage where we don’t think about just how many years we’ve known each other. I wanted to make her something that reflected some of the things she loved, and wanted to find a balance between something traditional and more modern.
Next up was this Edwardian Lady, sewn for my Granny’s birthday.
I had seen that World of Cross Stitching magazine had a Gorjuss pattern in their new issue, I’ve been working on a Gorjuss piece for myself on and off for a couple of years (I only pick it up when I haven’t got something else on the go) and thought I’d buy the magazine so I had a new design. One of the free gifts was the chart for this and as soon as I saw it I knew it would make a perfect present.
Most recently, I tried something new and designed a piece specifically to be mounted in a hoop.
I knew I wanted to mark the publication of Liz de Jager’s book Banished. I decided to choose a quote to stitch, I drew up a shortlist of five or six and in the end chose this one. It was great fun to stitch, and now I’ve learnt this mounting technique I’ll be using it many more times.