Here is the little gift I've been making - Snowflake Booties! They were quick to make as I'd already worked out the pattern as a commission for last month's Cross Stitcher (those were in pink, with white ducks), and I thought this folksy red and white set would be a lovely gift for little Daisy Dot.
I love working with felt, and using waste canvas to stitch a cross stitch motif on it is as easy as pie - just tack on a bit of 14 count waste canvas, follow a cross stitch chart in the usual way, then remove the waste canvas thread by thread - if you dampen it first it doesn't take long to do this.
Small treats for me this week - two, yes two, new books to lose myself in - and some delicious hot chocolate to enjoy at the same time. We've got lots on this weekend, but I'm hoping to find a little time to indulge in my reading and mugs of hot chocolate and maybe even a few of these too....
The buffeting gales have now died down here at last - after getting up to 75mph last night and blowing a few tiles off our very high roof. I hope you are all safe and unharmed. And I wish you all a warm and sweet weekend. x
I am a designer, author, illustrator, stitcher and I just love crafting and making things. I live on the North West coast of England with my lovely husband. My family mean the world to me - I have two amazing grown up daughters and two sweet grandchildren - a little boy and a new baby girl.