Sometimes it's hard keeping what you are doing secret. Especially when you know your friends are stalking your blog looking for hints and tips. Well thank goodness the secret part is over and I can show what I have been up to. Making some things for my wonderful friend and swap partner Michelle.
The Elefantz Stitching girls of Jenny, Wendy, Michelle (no blog) and I had our Christmas break-up on Monday and it was time to exchange gifts.
P.S. Pinched this piccy from Jenny's blog and did a bit of playing with it !
There was excitement in the air when we all started to cover the table with lovely wrapped gifts and bags.
I made Michelle a covered folder using Michelle's Alphabet pattern . This was for the craft room and inside the folder I had a fat quarter pack and some pins and sewing needles.
I also made her a bag to carry her latest stitchery project, a small zippered pouch and a matching thread catcher. A Gail Pan design was just perfect for the cover and I loved stitching the design with a Cottage Garden variegated thread. It sure is easy when you don't have to think about what colour comes next.
I added a fragrant candle, and I think the box is super cute and could easily have it in my craft room. Wish I could have kept this one! I might pinch it back when she's not looking ! LOL !
Needless to say there was lots of laughter, fun and food with some stitching thrown in for good measure. I will do another post soon with the goodies I was showered with.
See you all soon.