When I signed up for The Felt Fairy's Monthly Make I thought it would be a good opportunity to make things for myself. I am always making things but they are usually for tutorials, gifts or party decor. So I'm terming it My Monthly Make, (with emphasis on the my), because I am going to be greedy and make it for me :)
Also I stated that I would do 12 different craft styles throughout the year, (ahem, very brave I know - hope I can keep it up!), They'll be a mix of new styles, not-so-new styles and tried-and-trusted styles. Last month was Jewellery - I made myself some gorgeous ribbon rosette cuffs and a gem heart bangle.
This month I have decided upon 'Cross Stitch'. Whilst browsing the Cross Stitch kits in Hobby Craft for a gift for my bloggy/real friend's birthday, (I picked her up a sweet Cupcake cross stitch kit), I saw a really fab easy-looking Monogram kit. Well, I am not a total stranger to cross-stitch but my last attempt was about 10 years ago! Definitely not as easy as I thought, but then I'm not much of a sewer...
...But I am going to persevere as I have a lovely idea of making a 'Family Tree' style picture frame with the monogram 'T' in the centre (for our surname).
Also, I picked up this kit, (for a bargain!), that I want to work my way up to...
...2 beautiful shell kits. Hmmm, ambitious maybe?
Anyway I hope to be able to show the finished article/s by the end of the month!
How are your Monthly Makes coming along?
As I had mentioned my friend's birthday I thought I would show you what I made for her to send along with the cupcake kit...
...a baby pin-cushion storage jar filled with thread, buttons and some pins.
Aww, here it is with it's Mummy ;)
I also handmade a card (I don't handmake many these days, just usually for special occasions.)...
(Excuse the poor photo!)
I used the papers, a bit of ribbon and mount from the kit I won from the Scrapbook Sisters, along with my teapot / teacup stamps, a 'Happy Birthday' banner and a jewel brad. I love how it turned out, all soft and girly!
And speaking of Tea I am happy to have been paired up with Dazie in Pretty Little Jewel's Afternoon Tea Swap - Very excited!
Right, I am off to feed the starving and then try to finish this cheeky little cross stitch!
Have a lovely evening!