Friday, 12 December 2014

Gifts

Our local patchwork shop had lots of Christmas goodies in the window, so I decided to enter and just say hello to the young shop assistant while nonchalantly eying the fabrics. So tempting ... ages since I bought any .... well last Christmas to be exact ... but just in time I recapitulated, thought of my overflowing stash, bought a marker pen and went home.  I looked through my stash and found oddments to make a few cutlery holders as gifts.


The tiny cross stitch pattern I chose stitched up in no time and I made five, one for each member of the family in question.


I made a simple pocket and added a green lining - you can just about see the lining in the photo here ...

And as always I added a smattering of beads or sequins, in this case, tiny red sequins.


I´m pleased I used up fabric from my stash and would like to make more of these time permitting but I am finishing off another Christmas project for my next post which will be on the 20th for the Advent calendar Blog Hop - hope you will pass by.

My first Christmas gift arrived this week.  A beautiful Aneela Hoey journal which I so luckily won in a giveaway hosted by Jackie at Jackie´s Stitches


The pages are either blank or graph paper, very useful for patterns and doodling etc.


Thank you Jackie for having offered such a generous giveaway - and can you believe that the journal took just six days from USA to Spain! amazing especially with the extra Christmas mail.
                                           
                                   See you next week.




17 comments:

  1. Beautiful idea - the stitching is so sweet! Looking forward to seeing you Advent blog post.
    xxx

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  2. Cutlery holders! What a great idea! Yours are so cute.

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  3. I love that idea, Sheryl! Your little cutlery holders are darling as is that book you received from Jackie... How great that it arrived so quickly. I just sent some gifts to Europe from the U.S. yesterday so that gives me hope that they'll arrive before Christmas :)

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  4. A really inspired idea! I'll file that one away. Your cutlery holders are just perfect for the season with that cute reindeer and sparklies.

    Congrats on winning Jackie's journal. Such a pretty cover and so useful!

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  5. It's a very good idea to do it next year as a present for my bride on Christmas table:-))

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  6. Those cutlery holders are such a fabulous idea. Congratulations on your win too:)

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  7. That is such a clever and useful idea! And it stitched up beautifully !!
    Lovely win :)

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  8. Oooh...you are strong woman for resisting temptation! Your cutlery holders are adorable. They will add a lovely touch to your festive table. Love your cross stitching....so very cute!

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  9. Love, love, love the cutlery holders! Such a clever idea and I love the bit of bling from the sequins.

    So glad you like the journal, it deserves to be used!

    Happy Holidays and a safe New Year!

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  10. Dear Shery,
    beautiful stitching, congratulations on the gift you have won. Very useful.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  11. Your cutlery holders are very beautiful and the fabric you chose is perfect :) Did you sew the sequins one at a time or is it a string of sequins ?
    The gift you got is very cute !

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  12. I loved the cutlry pockets!Very clever and beautiful!AriadnefromGreece!

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  13. such lovely cutlery holders, I love the cute reindeer

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  14. che idea bellissima! Mi piace molto

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  15. Such a creative idea to make these cutlery pockets as a gift. The recipients will be thrilled.

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  16. Great idea, the fabric is very pretty and the finishes with sequins are too lovely. Bravo !

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