Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Teacher Gifts & 1st Cross Stitch

Good Evening All
Hope your all well...and enjoying the school hols
its day 2 of ours and not including the weekend we've
had one day of sun...that was yesterday..it was gorgeous
and it was great to see the kids out playing...but sadly it was
back to rain again today...its the same story as always,
as soon as the kids break up for school summer hols the weather
changes!!
Anyway i thought i would share with you my 1st cross stitch project
since primary school and what i made for Jake's teacher!
Here is a ikea photo frame i bought from a boot sale,i bought a pile
of them around 8 for £1
I white washed them with white acrylic paint & water.
And while around my next door neighbours house
she had been sorting a lot of stuff she had stored in her attic
for a boot sale....and she came across a load of cross stitch projects
that she had collected when she was at home...they were the ones
you have every month from the newsagents..so taking look thou them
i found this nice easy project..and thought that would look lovely
in the frame for Jake's teacher.I also made another one and stuck it on to a thank
you card for her.
I asked Jake what did his teacher say and that all he said was "Thank You"
So wish i could of been there to see her reaction...so not sure if she liked
it or not!
But if i was given this i would of been sooo pleased.
Sorry the pic is dark...it was taken late last Thursday night..when the wind
and rain was lashing against the window...lol



So here it is...i free hand stitch Mrs Long..which looking at it now
i wish I'd left it out...but i wanted to personalise it for her.
What you see in the frame...is what came with the project
thread,button,blue gingham paper & blue card.
But the card the red gingham hand made paper was from
my card making stash....wish i think looks better against the
heart.
I really enjoyed making these gifts..esp the cross stitching
and this is not the last you'll see of this cute little heart...lol
Ive got a couple of idea's running around...and xmas idea's.
So watch this space.
Also I'm pleased to say that i had a lovely email
from my strawberry swap partner Rachel...She loved all her goodies
and she will be blogging about them tomo....so i will hopefully
be able to pinch a couple of pic's off her to show you what i made
.....I know.....I forgot to take pic's of them....i only remembered
after i wrapped them up(pic below)...lol
Right sorry for the long post...hope you haven't fallen asleep
yet...lol
So until next time....Have fun & happy crafting
Hugs Clare xx

5 comments:

LaaLaa said...

They're lovely Clare! What a thoughtful parent you are. xxx

Kandi said...

They are beautiful Im sure she was delighted I would have been!
Kandi x

Maria said...

Great crosss stich Clare :)

shellshearer said...

they are gorgeous hun, & I think your freehand Mrs Long is fab
hugs shell xx

Rubyred said...

Sorry I have taken waaay to long, but I have finally posted about your wonderful swap gifts!
Love the teacher gifts, how thoughtful!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend Clare!
Rachel x