a sweet bag filled with chocolate for my dear little great niece Winnie, inspired by Helen Philipps. The cross stitch and many more gifts and designs can be found in her book, " Simply Sewn Gifts"
this one, another Helen Philipps inspired cross stitch comes from a 'Crafts Beautiful Magazine', sampler chart book produced to mark the 200th issue. The eggs and chicks are part of a much larger sampler but these were quite enough for a beginner like me. I used this pretty design as the centrepiece to a cushion for a nursery chair in my great nephew's room that my niece had requested. It was a pleasure to make.
The welcome cushion complete, with my first attempt at mitred
corners on the front, and a trendy alphabet design on the back complete with 'pillow slip' opening and three matching buttons.
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