Mini told me one of her favourite animals/birds was the peacock so as I couldn't find a small a small feather design that would fit I used the colours from a pretty freebie design from Sew & So that was designed by Lesley Teare (also one of Mini's favourite designers) and made my own simplified version that included almost a full spool of Kreinik!
I did a simple design for the back that incorporated our names and the date.
I loved making up the parcel and deciding what to put in so I made Mini some beaded items - a bracelet and earrings in her favourite colours and a hook book mark (made at my jewellery party) and a penguin scissor fob as Mini loves penguins too. I included some DMC variegated threads, a local magnet (to add to Mini's collection) and some chocolate all wrapped up in pretty paper, along with some cover kits that Mini chose.
Mini sent me this wonderful parcel with so many lovely things...The biscornu was a design I was familiar with, I stitched it years ago for a gift so I'm really pleased to have my own one now.
It was so much fun to do an exchange again as it's been over a year since I last did one and I'm looking forward to doing more in the future.
My next post will be for the summer linky party that Jo is hosting so look out for that.
Happy stitching friends.