Aren’t we all made of stardust? Really upped my Sinterklaas-gift game with these name labels!
From a colleague I received old strands of floss which had belonged to her mother. As a thankyou, I bought this pet’s paw pattern from etsy and gave them to my colleague. When visiting a friend in Hamburg, I could not arrive empty handed. Great fun to make this Fiep Westendorp Takkie for her. Typically Dutch and all around cute! Another colleague was at a bric-à-brac market in France where she saw a box of assorted strands of floss.
I think these Christmas trees are the first cross stitch pattern I ever purchased on etsy.com.1 In 2018, I decided it was a good idea to create my own Christmas cards again. I think the last time I did was at my parents when I was about 10 years old ;-) This wonderful design is by Climbing Goat Designs and you can find it here on etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/500108939/christmas-tree-cross-stitch-pattern I have purchased many more since then, most often from a small set of designers.
Creating something tangible yourself makes for a great little gifts to give to friends. It’s slightly sneaky because of course they have to like it: you made it especially for them!
And suddenly I was very glad to have a hobby that could keep me occupied the day my mother was operated to have a kidney removed which would be transplanted to my cousin!
Finally finished a secret present I’ve been making for my sister. She’s received her Masters in Business yesterday (with an A+/Cum Laude). A sneak peak at the theme? [or Mah Jong Kanji Fonts] I have just made some photos of the project, but because I cannot connect to my camera at the moment, I cannot upload them (sorry Michiel!). p.s.: Marianne, close your eyes now!