Sunday, 7 April 2013

Pinaddicts Pinterest Challenge-personalised letter box frame Christening gift

It was my best friends little girl's Christening today and I wanted to make a nice keepsake gift for her. I knew it my head what I wanted to do so looked for some things in Pinterest for a bit of help.

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One Sunday recently I managed a lovely browse around Hobbycraft and bought a white box frame and some lovely coloured felts. Typically I left it to the last minute to make the present so the last few days I've been sewing fast, and typically the first box frame back wouldn't come out so it was another trip to Hobbycraft to change it (also came back with a huge Swiss roll tin for £3-bargain)!

I cut the E out of pink felt and stitched around it, and glued this onto the cream square of backing felt. Then backstitched 'is for', and then satin stitched the name 'Ella' - this is the first time I have used this stitch and I wish I'd come across it before! Then I cut a heart out of the pink felt and sewed that onto the backing. 

My friend loved it, I think it is so nice to be able to make something personalised and handmade for occasions like this-and no risk of doubling up on gifts!







                                   


8 comments:

  1. STUNNING!!!!!!!! I went to a Christening today - this would of made a great gift :) I'm sure your friend just loved it! Thanks so much for entering the Pinaddicts challenge, I will post a link to this on our FB site on Monday, Kerry x

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    1. Just seen your tweet about that :) it's the 3rd Christening I have heard of! Thanks :) x

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  2. This is brilliant. I've liked it on Bloglovin so I can remember it. I have a few birthdays coming up so thanks for the inspiration xx

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  3. That is such a lovely keepsake. Very envious of your stitching abilities - me and hand stitching does not make a good combination!

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    1. Thank you, I'm jealous of your machine sewing abilities-I haven't a clue! x

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  4. Oh I can do this! I have lots of felt to use up and some frames my mum gave me last year.

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