Thursday, July 24, 2014

CHRISTMAS IN JULY SWAP - MY GIFTS

My first Swap - Christmas in July hosted by Gone Stitchin.  I had no idea what the level of expertise was required and I am really hoping that my receiver likes my gifts.  I loved being part of the swap and can't wait to see what surprises await me on 25th July.  

We had to hand make three (3) items and we could choose selections from the word Christmas.  I chose the letter T - tree, I - inspirational words and S - stocking.

Pattern : Craftsy - Swirled Christmas Tree. Very easy applique pattern using scraps of material.    I did a simple stipple on the back ground, edged and backed with green and with a simple sleeve, made a wall hanging.

 



Next item was another wall hanging but this one is suitable for everyday use.  From a pattern by Hugs N kisses, an 8" wide redwork embroidery with prairie points.
Lastly, 4 felt appliqued stockings for hanging on the tree or around the house.  They can hold little surprises and are about 4" high finished in blanket stitch.
 

6 comments:

shez said...

Hi Dawn what awesome gifts you have made,love them you are very clever.xx

Jo said...

I have always loved that tree quilt. Is it blanket stitched or needle turned. It looks beautiful

Fiona said...

I didn't do this swap but visiting a few new to me bloggers... I love what you have made ... for this swap adn also other items...
Hugz

Christine M said...

Hi Dawn. You have made some beautiful Christmas gifts.

Cheryll said...

Your gifts were beautiful Dawn. Well done.
Thanks for joining into this swap. :)

Susan said...

HI,
I arrived ehre via FNWF - I really love this tree and needm to get the pattern - hope it's still avaiable.
Lovely things you do.

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