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Monday, 11 July 2016

Gifted Gorgeousness - July

Hello friends, 

It's time for a check in for my favourite sal - gifted gorgeousness hosted by Jo at serendipitous stitching. It's the chance to show off stitching made with gifted items - charts/threads/fabric or stitched as a gift to someone else. 

As many of you will know a group of crafting friends and I have the travelling box and it has recently visited me. I picked lots of lovely things and made 11 items in return. 

Firstly here are my picks from the box. I'm so lucky to have lots of very talented friends. Lots of lovely crochet, a tote bag, cute brooch and a very sweet little blackwork cat. 

And now my makes. I made 3 lots of jewellery, Dorset buttons that I made into magnets & embellished a purse. 

Chicken scratch hanging (using gifted fabric and beads) and a mini jam jar pincushion. (Gifted ribbon)

Magnet (gifted aida hand dyed by Steph), tulip sachet (gifted backing fabric & lace)and floral blackwork pincushion (gifted threads - dragon floss)

Next came Laura's birthday. Laura is a joy to stitch for as she loves dragons. I'm a big fan of Dragon Dreams and they have some very cute freebies on their Facebook page so I stitched this little one holding a cake. I adapted the design a bit and added a border. He goes well with the teacup one I stitched for Laura last year. 

I used waste canvas to make a little stitching dragon from another DD design. 

I also made a little craft room sign from an old issue of Cross Stitcher. It measures about 3" x 4". 

So that's about it for this month. Looking forward to seeing what you've all been up to. 

Happy stitching x


  1. I love this little craft box idea you have organized with your friends :)
    You have chosen some sweet little makes and in exchange added plenty of wonderful goodies. I do like the craft room sign - even though I unfortunately do not have such room in my home... yet ;)

  2. That's amazing! Great picks, and your makes are wonderful too. Enjoy your goodies! :D

  3. Thanks for taking part in GG this month. I am so happy it is your favourite SAL! I love all the gifts you have given and received this month. The little dragons are my absolute favourites though.

  4. What a fabulous post! That craft box is a great idea and you have chosen and donated some wonderful things. Like Mii my favourite of everything is the craft room sign. We can only dream of having a craft room!

  5. Great post full of beautiful creations.I love the goodies you picked up.
    Oh i would have to look up what dorset buttons and chicken scratch hanging are.
    Would you believe that I just printed the chart for the black work cat and floral cushion to stitch as gifts.I love the craft room sign too.

  6. Wow, you had a LOT of gorgeousness! Love the little cat items you picked out and the button bottle you put in! Is the measuring tape on the sign accurate? :D

  7. Lot of pretty things done, congrats, love your craft room sign and dragons. xxx

  8. Your projects are so pretty. Once again, I have enjoyed reading your GG post.


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