I am lucky to belong to a lovely online group of stitching friends. Each time one of us has a birthday someone in the group makes them a special handmade gift. This year the theme was 'Cook, Eat and Grow' and it was my turn to make for Dawnie.
For COOK I made a pair of potholders from the book, Zakka Style. Dawnie loves Japanese fabrics and although they are very different to what I usually work with I did enjoy making these.
For EAT I included a magnetic 'eat' sign and some Tasmanian fudge produced about 25 minutes from where I live ... yum.
For GROW I made a drawstring bag based on Sherri's tutorial ...
and incorporated a Lynette Anderson garden stitchery called Secret Garden.
At the moment, I am enjoying mixing patchwork fabrics with linen ...
and will share some more examples soon.