Hello peeps. I hope the weekend is treating you well.
The other week it was my Nan's 90th Birthday!! I know, she is totally amazing. She lives in New Zealand so I wanted to be 100% sure that she had opened the package before I blogged about it!
This is the card I made her, I used some vintage paper from an old finance book (in old money!) and stamped some butterflies.
I then mounted this on a patterned background and added a hand stamped and coloured butterfly. I distressed the edges of the card adding some paper brads from craftworks which I coloured to match the card.
Finally I gold embossed the 90 twice and added them to the page.
Now the present was a real dilemma. I had NO idea what to make Nan. It had to be something I made as I have been making gifts for my Nan since I was about 7 years old and made her a felt pincushion. I made her a hand painted and stitched wall hanging for Christmas so that was no good, I made her jewelry recently too...what to do?
Then it hit me...I could cover a notebook with a felt and machine stitched embellished cover.
So that is what I did. I took a day off work and spent the day at the sewing machine, a fabulous day and I was really proud with what I achieved (as well as putting doing the ironing off again!!).
I layered different colour sheer fabrics, ribbon and hand dyed wool and first used a blue then gold thread to over stitch.
I also used a blue thread to edge the book cover so it was all nice and neat.
There you have it, a one off and truly unique gift for a one off and truly unique Nan.