In my on line group, Friends in Stitching, it was my turn to make the birthday present for another member, Chookyblue. The birthday presents this year had to contain one of three different Friendship sayings and a button. This is what I made for Chookyblue.
"Friends make each day a new beginning filled with wonder and joy" is the saying I chose. I embroidered it onto one of Natalie Birds little wallhanging patterns. The house is appliqued and I have put a shell heart button inside a stitched heart.
I found the little quilt hanger at our Warwick retreat and it was perfect for this mini quilt.
I also made this wooden chooky for Chookyblue! I used to make and paint these pieces a few years back and remembered I had one left. Perfect for someone known as "Chooky" don't you think? It was a lot of fun to get my paints out again and I really enjoyed painting and distressing this guy. I'd forgotten how much I love to paint!!!
I also sent this gorgeous handmade soap from Soap Avenue. I love their soaps and they are always coming up with great ideas... when I saw the vintage sewing machne I knew it would make a nice gift for my sewing friends. The card is also handmade ..... something else I haven't made for a long time!!!!
I really hope she liked her presents. I know she's received them so I can finally reveal what I've been making to you.
Have a great day!