Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Gifted Gorgeousness, A Finish (yay!!) and lots of post

Hello there everyone,

Well, this week I worked away on Cara's Mermaid, designed by Joan Elliott!  She is such a slave driver lol  

After deciding she wanted beads and sparkle (just like mummy's Summer Fairy) I managed to complete her Mermaid for her!  I felt so bad that she has had to wait so long for it!  However she was totally delighted with the results :D

Cara's Mermaid
Finished 15 February 2016

Mermaid with beads and sparkle!
For this months Gifted Gorgeousness (sorry the posting is a little late!), hosted by Serendipitous Stitching, along with the Mermaid stitching for Cara ... I'm sure this will count as a gift :D ... I started a chart that I bought with a gift voucher, for Sew and So, which James and the kiddies gave me for Christmas.  I bought :-

My goodies I bought with my voucher


The start of my gifted chart

I cannot wait to get a bit more done on this chart as I love cross stitching and I am just getting started on my sewing machine, so its 2 crafts all rolled into one ... perfect!!

Here is a clear photo of the stitched gift I did for one of Katie's penpals ... I did the stitching in January during DUCJFC2016, then stitched it onto fabric using my sewing machine :D  Great fun!!

Gifted flower hanger
Plus handmade pom-poms for Katie and Cara's hair :D

I have also started a birthday gift for a pen-pal but I will not show it off until March!  Just in case she sees it on her first!!  

Last but not least, Katie and I spent all day yesterday writing letters to our penpals and we produced this pile of mail, which I will go and post off shortly :D  

Huge pile of letters!

That's it really, we have had a few lovely days off school due to mid-term break.  So we chilled out and relaxed and didn't really do much at all!  everyone did what they pretty much wanted which was excellent!  Also meant I could get Car's mermaid finished!!  No doubt there will be more requests coming my way soon lol

Have a great day all, and keep safe out there!

With love and hugs
Heather
xxxxx

17 comments:

  1. Thanks for taking part in GG this month. The mermaid is gorgeous and the perfect gift for your daughter.
    Nice new stash too!
    Don't you have a lot of penpals? I'm trying to write one letter per week this year. I've just posted two weeks' worth this morning!

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    1. Thank you Jo! I do have a few penpals lol I just haven't written for a while so I did a catch up!!
      I hope you manage to do your letter a week :D Writing is great fun :)

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  2. Aww super sweet stitching
    The mermaid is so cute
    Happy day smiles x

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  3. The mermaid is so cute - and the "Let's Sew" is so sweet! Looking forward to the progress.
    Hugs
    xxx

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    1. Thank you Kim :D Im looking forward to stitching away on it :D xxx

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  4. The mermaid looks adorable, well done!!!

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  5. Thank you Mii :D Mummy got her skates on and got the job done lol

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  6. Your mermaid is lovely! I'm sure Cara must think she's worth the wait. I like your new start too - so appropriate!

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  7. Such a lot going on this week with a gorgeous finish, a start, gifts and letters! There must never be a quiet moment in your house!! :)

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  8. Congrats on the adorable finish Heather. Love your new stash and start.

    Linda

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  9. Congratulations on the finish it's beautiful, lucky Cara! Lovely new start too :)
    Smiles :)

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  10. Mermaid is so cute
    Congratulations for your beautiful needle work

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  11. Cara's Mermaid is gorgeous - definitely worth waiting for :o)
    Lovely new start!
    Hugs xx

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  12. Love the beautiful Mermaid so pretty.
    Pretty Flower Hanger so sweet.

    Blessings
    Catherine

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  13. La broderie Mermaid est très belle Marie-Claire

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