Sunday, 27 July 2014

Gift making

A special nieces 20th birthday called for a special gift.  I wanted it to be handmade as she has just made her first dress.  I decided this zippered pouch would be handy to store her sewing/crafting supplies.  The pattern is from Sewing Room Secrets and was an excellent pattern to follow, even the zip was easy to install following the instructions.  The pattern suggests covering a notebook to match so I did and embroidered an 'M' in the corner.  I gave them to Maddi today and she seemed very happy with them.
Our trip to Taupo last week was a two hour drive so I had a knitting project with me to pass the time.  I made the Skeppe hat again, this time for my boss as she loved the one I had made for myself here.  I do love this pattern and it looked really good on Cath, here Charlie has been my reluctant model!! Wendy xx

21 comments:

  1. Beautiful gifts Wendy. I could do with a nice warm hat like that, its freezing here today.

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  2. Oh Wendy, what beautiful gifts - I just love them & especially the fabric you have chosen. I think I may have met Maddi before too :-)
    Love knitted hat too - just perfect for this weather lately. Have a great week Wendy, x0x

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  3. Lovely gifts Wendy, love the knitted hat :) Barb.

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  4. Fabulous gifts! You take such extra care with fine details.

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  5. Very cute set Wendy. It's great to encourage new sewers. Love your hats, I'm envious of your knitting skills, and that you can wear a beanie (they look awful on me).

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  6. beautiful gifts, the fabrics look gorgeous with the linen. such pretty yo yo's too.

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  7. Beautiful gifts for your niece Wendy

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  8. Hi Wendy such beautiful gifts you have made for you niece i can see why she is so happy with them,well done.xx

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  9. Fabulous gifts you made Wendy.

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  10. The gifts for your niece are lovely; you chose such gorgeous fabric. And the hat too is a winner - I'm sure it will get much use!

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  11. Your gifts are splendid !! Your niece must be very happy with them !
    Florence

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  12. Hi Wendy, I love the fabric you have chosen for the little pouch and notebook cover. Such a subtle, gentle combination and very neat stitching too! I am thrilled that you like the pattern and found the instructions easy to follow :) May I ask if you would mind if I shared your photograph of the little pouch on my facebook page? I would love for my readers to see your finished item. I will, of course,link back to your blog :) I hope you don't mind me asking, but it looks so beautiful! If you would prefer not to let me use your photo, I hope I have not caused offense in asking. Very best wishes, Natalie x P.S. My email address is sewingroomsecrets@gmail.com

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  13. Lovely gifts for your niece Wendy and the knitted cap is lovely , looks very cosy and warm ;-)

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  14. Your niece is very lucky! there is nothing like a handmade pressie! Very cool hat also, your boss will be very happy!
    Michelle

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  15. Great gifts, love the fabrics you used. I've tried crocheting in the car, (I wasn't driving at the time!) but I got car sick, and funnily enough we were driving to Taupo too :D

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  16. Beautiful sewn gifts... very clever witht he colours and so neat... great knitted beanie too...
    Hugz

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  17. Lovely little pouch with those beautiful details.
    Cute hat.

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  18. Beautiful, I love the pouch especially!

    S x

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  19. Hello Wendy,

    Charlie looks lovely modelling the Beanie. The gifts for Maddie are so pretty, love how you used Linen and personalized it all.

    Happy days.
    Bev.

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  20. Thank you so much for picking my card as one your winners from the teddies challenge, it is such an honour.
    Thank you for all your hard work in making the challenge so successful, it's a shame that the challenge is ending but I can totally understand your reasons and wish you all the best.
    Sue xx obat penghilang tatto

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