Wednesday, 22 February 2012

I can show you now they've received them..

I made a little something for my best friend. She lives in a rural area in Wales and loves getting post so I thought it would be nice for her to get a little present in the postbox. 


She has to walk quite a distance to get her post from their postbox so it's nice if there's something waiting for her in there! :-) It's not 100% perfect as I'm still quite new to sewing but I think I'm definitely improving the more I practise on the sewing machine. 

I would definitely miss my sewing machine a Lot if it was taken away from me now.. Crochet used to be my favourite craft, now knitting and sewing have both taken over and I love them just as much as one another. I still love crochet though,


It's mums birthday today and as well as giving her a lovely knitting pattern book and a ball of  Noro yarn, I made her this embroidery hoop art. 


I haven't done a lot of embroidery before so it was all very 'make it up as you go along...'.


The stitches Definitely aren't perfect but I think it turned out quite nicely... and anyway, she's my Mum so she has to like everything I make her! :-)


Happy Birthday Mum xXx


I'm busy knitting at the moment... A lovely lady has asked me to knit her two tea cosies similar to my one. I can't believe it, I've almost sold my first items! haha.. So easily pleased...

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29 comments:

  1. I'm sure your friend was delighted with her present, and your caravan embroidery is BEAUTIFUL! Something for your Mum to treasure. I especially love the bee, needless to say! Well done, and enjoy your knitting.
    x

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  2. Oh! I love the vintage caravan hoop you made for you Mom. She must have been so excited to receive it. Well done!

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  3. Your caravan hoop is fabulous -you should make some more to sell in your little online shop:0)xx

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  4. The hoop is really lovely and I'm sure your mum will love it, I know I would! X

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  5. You make such nice gifts. It would be fun to get them mail and find those cute things.

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  6. Well I think your hoop is gorgeous - clever you!!

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  7. Your embroidery picture is really lovely - I'm sure you could sell these too. Well done for starting to sew. I really want to as well, but I am so clueless I don't even know what machine to buy. Any ideas??

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  8. Oooo I love the embroidery picture Ashley! The little bee is so cute!
    Dx

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  9. Oh you clever girl. I LOVE the caravan on the embroidery hoop. And how cute is the gift for your friend. I don't even know how to use a sewing machine, wish I did!
    Catch up soon x x

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  10. I love all of it! Great post :)

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  11. Awe congratulations on your first sale! I love the little pencil case! I need to make myself one for work! The embroidery is lovely too! xxx

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  12. Ohhh! The embroidery hoop is LOVELY! I'd pay for one of those, it's fantastic! Well done you. I feel all inspired to have a go at something similar myself but I've no hope of creating anything as pretty as you.

    I ought to have a go with my sewing machine too - I've hardly used it but I love it when I do.

    Ohh, just pretty pretty pretty. You're on a blogging roll right now aren't you my love?! Me likey :-)

    xxx

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  13. I can't believe you are new to embroidery - that is so professional! What lovely presents. As I am new to your blog I had no idea you made that lovely tea cosy - I am off to look round your blog to see if you have an etsy shop!

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  14. Thank you so so much for my birthday parcel, even though I couldnt open it with you it was nice to chat our way through the opening of it on the phone. I love my hoop it is so beautiful I have just the place for it will let you know where and send you a piccy. The yarn is lovely and the book amazing and is currently with me on my night shift.
    Thank you
    Love you lots
    Mum xxxxxxx

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  15. Lovely lady I don't know about that, but a happy one anyway.So looking forward to getting them. Lesley x

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  16. wow- that embroidery hoop is amazing!!!
    Hope your Mum has a lovely birthday

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  17. Ooooh Ashley!!! I LOVE your embroidery hoop!!! Now I so need me one of those....it's perfect :D

    Jo x x x

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  18. helloooo! lovely x oh my wordy how beautiful!- For my birthday i was bought the book with Poppy Trephy ideas, designs- its a wonderful book filled with applique embroidery and free hand machine embroidery, i really love what you have created!- love the fabrics used too...you amaze me!...I just sent another gifty off to my friend in Essex, it wasnt all hand made tho- just a little illustration of a fairy for her daughter ella, and a little bought wall hanging as it was perfect for her girly pink room...she was over joyed having a girl after two boys. I've been illustrating a lot lately too for my cushion covers- as getting them printed- its all ready for my shop- I'm still trying to sort everything out and get enough stock together with my illustrations cards too. ;0)x

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  19. I absolutely adore what you made your mum, right down to the little bumble bee, nothing wrong with the stitching either, I think you are a tad hard on yourself. Rose is so funny and cute, and what a smile!!!!
    xx Sandi

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  20. Oooh the caravan picture turned out gorgeous!! I knew it would when I saw it last week!!

    Look how neatly you did the zip on the pencil case too, fab!!

    I must confess having started out a crocheter I now prefer knitting and sewing!!

    Hugs,

    S x

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  21. Oh wow, I love the fabric picture hoop. You have done an amazing job on it and the pencil case. What lovely presents for your mum and friend to receive. You really are very clever.
    I just saw your other post with Rose getting into your bag. My Rose has also found the joy of zips and cards!! So much so, that when I went to pay in Sainsburys this week I had no cards in my purse at all. They were all at home behind the armchair!!

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  22. You embroidery is adorable! and that pencil case is wonderful too - you can never have too many pens.

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  23. Love the embroidery hoop, I'm going to try one, but will probably not be photographing! I'm sure your Mum will love it too xx

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  24. Gorgeous embroidery- you clever bunny, you!
    And I bet your friend adored her little gift in the post. It is so nice to receive a surprise, isn't it?
    Xx

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  25. What a lovely gift you have for your Mum, can't believe you are new at embroidery it looks so professional! have a lovely weekend.
    Jillx

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  26. Wow, that's a lovely loop!!

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  27. Hola
    tu blog me ha gustado mucHO

    SaluDOs desde Chile

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  28. The embroidery hoop art is beautiful, what a lovely idea. I've seen plain fabric used on a hoop as art, but i love the way you're embellished it.

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