I attended a friend’s wedding back in June – it was a lovely informal party for both the bride and groom, and their daughter’s first birthday (you may have seen Seren’s doll).
While I was in the making zone, I thought it would be nice to give a unique hand-made gift. A while ago I stumbled across a cute free pattern via Pinterest and, until now, have never had an excuse to try it out.
It’s a simple embroidery pattern with the bride and groom’s initials carved into a tree trunk. However, I decided to add to this a little and sew full names and add the wedding date.
I reckon my hand sewing could do with a bit of neatening up but I still think it’s cute. If you fancy trying the pattern, the site it comes from is: The Modern Lady blog.
This second gift, although wedding-related was actually a wedding anniversary gift…for my other half. Two years in June (wow how that has flown!) and, even though we don’t really give gifts, I thought it would be nice to make something and, appropriately cotton is what you are supposed to give for your second anniversary.
During our ceremony we had a reading from The Velveteen Rabbit, so I decided to remember this in the form of a embroidered picture with the verse that was read.
(Note to self: more work needed on hand-sewn letters!)