Thursday 16 April 2015

Gifted Gorgeousness - April

Gifted Gorgeousness, a SAL organised by Jo of Serendipitous Stitching, where once a month, on the 15th (Oops. A day late!), we show off any stitching that is either a gift or made from gifted materials.

This month I was lucky enough to win a giveaway from Lynn B at Happiness is Cross Stitching ~ April Showers, one of her adorable Calender Cats, seen here being "demonstrated" by my beautiful assistant Jinx.

Lynn also sent me some matching gift tags and mini fabric labels, but Jinx wasn't prepared to do any more demonstrating.
You just can't get the staff these days...

And here is a gift I made for Eloise. The chart came from here . You can tell who it is right? David couldn't see it even when I told him.
I made him up as a free standing piece following instructions from a book by Judy Odell, which I don't think is available any more. He is weighted (with rice) so that Eloise can use him as a doorstop or a bookend or a paperweight or a cosh or whatever

And finally I made this little (he's about 4" tall) chap from a cover kit on Mollie Makes. That totally counts right?
Check out Jo's blog here for the other posts in the SAL


Gillie said...


Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I had to look him up but I can see it now. I guess you are preparing for your daughter to go to college, lots of disguised weapons to protect her honour!

Thanks for taking part in GG this month.

Justine said...

I can see the man but I have no idea who he is! It's a great design though. Love the cute cat you won from Lynn.

Preeti said...

Beautiful gifts!! The bear is so cute :) did you make that tiny embroidery ? Very nice!!

Mrs Milkybar Kid said...

Beautiful gift from Lynn and I love the tiny embroidery on the bear!

Lynn B said...

Love the bear, it is ever so cute. So glad you liked my mini cat pillow, your cat is a lovely colour!

Kerryp77 said...

The cat from Lynn is so sweet, I love the embroidery on the wee bear.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

A lovely gift from Lynn. I had to look up who the superhero was. The teddy bear is cute.

Julie said...

Jinx does not look impressed mum, he obviously wished the lovely gift was full of catnip!
Love teddy, that's adorable.
No idea about Eloise's gift, but then again you knew I would say that didn't you lol.

rosey175 said...

Hah! I knew who it was immediately as my husband and I love those movies. :D Great finish on him too!

Lovely that you won the Calendar Cat giveaway, I just adore those little patterns and have them saved for when I have time to do anything other than obligation stitching~ Your assistant looks like he could use a longer nap in the sun though, did you wake him? :D

Anonymous said...

Your win is lovely and your cat is adorable!
very sweet teddy too.
Happy Monday x

Shroo said...

Jinx is doing an amazing job there... If I tried to get The Colonel to assist he'd just shed fluff everywhere and sit on anything I gave him. It's not that he's unprofessional, it's more that he's resentful of anything that doesn't pander to his own kitty whims.
Love these wonders. Cosh. Cutest... weaponry....EVER! And that's Iron Man.....right?
Do you think he has a 'delicates' setting?
Sending hugs from Shroo:)xx

Beedeebabee said...

What cute kitty cats...Lynn's and your handsome helper too! That Teddy bear is totally precious! Such beautiful stitching! xo