Last week was my lovely friend Alma's birthday. Being a fellow crafter, I wasn't going to get away with buying her a birthday card, nor buying a gift. This is the card I came up with for her:
For her little gift, I searched Pinterest for some inspiration, and found these cute little OWLS. They were originally intended to be little Christmas tree decorations, so I enlarged the pattern and made this one first:
Since he was my first one, there were a few bits I wanted to tweak (like only using one strand of embroidery floss instead of two), so he will stay here with me! The two that went to live with Alma (who loves the colour green!) look like this:
I am delighted to say that Alma loved them, and they are now nesting with her in her bedroom! I also love them, and love making them, although they did cause me a serious problem last week, when Arnold, one of my young cats, swallowed the needle and navy blue thread that I had kept by the side of my chair in a pin cushion :( I rushed him to the vet where an xray confirmed that he had indeed swallowed a needle, an operation to remove it from his tummy followed, along with three nights at the vet, and a bill for well over £800. Needless to say, I now keep all my needles and pins safely in a tin ...
Counterfeit Kit August '17
4 weeks ago