Welcome to February's Gifted Gorgeousness - the place where we show our gift related crafting and/or craft related gifts. Full details on Jo's blog here
Lots to show this month. Firstly, yesterday was opening day on the Needlecraft Haven Friendship Exchange. The idea with this exchange was that we send a Friendship card and gift, along with two skeins of thread and a friendship themed chart.
I didn't remember to photograph the chart and threads I sent, but this is the gift I sent to Justine - an illustrated handbag mirror for which I made a little felt cosy
And here is the lovely hand made quilted mug rug, beautiful card and threads I received from Mary
It's been rather chilly lately so I knitted each of my daughters one of these warm and snuggly interlaced Celtic scarves.
Pattern on LoveKnitting.com here
Finally you may remember Jo won my Shoes/Books/Finishes Competition at the end of last year, and here is the prize I made for her.
It is stitched using Gentle Arts Simply Shaker
threads in Schoolhouse Red and Wrought Iron, a lovely dark blue-black shade reminiscent of old ink which I thought was ideal for the look of a hand drawn map, and finished with dark blue faux leather and a tiny loop of Hobbit ribbon that I found on Evil
Bay. The Lonely Mountain cross stitch pattern I used is available on Etsy here