Saturday, 3 March 2012

A make a month ♥ Febrary 2012

Yes, I is the 3rd of March
I'm only three little days late though

Here is my make for February
Only one this month...but thats OK I'm happy with that

It is a needle case for my beautiful niece
her birthday is in April, so I am pretty well organised
she is my grown up niece, such a sweetheart too
she loves sewing
her dad, is my big brother, who was in hospital recently
(he is doing improving great now)
I don't think she reads my blog, so I am pretty sure it will remain a secret
I hope so anyway.

A suprise message in the back

Now my plan was that my 'monthly makes' would be
 gifts and things that I make for myself and our home
and NOT for my shop
I was so happy and excited at how this little project turned out
 that I thought I would make a some for my shop
(obviously without the suprise message! ...unless, of course,
 somebody wanted their own special message)
but it didn't stop there
 naughty naughty naughty

I have also made a matching pin cushion
both perfect for mother's day gifts
you can find them here and here

I just could'nt help myself!
I have a few more in different colourways cut out and ready to sew
I really need to focus
I have a noodle~head full of ideas at the moment
and have so may things that need making and finishing
If my sweet B were here she'd have a fit
she is the one that keeps me organised
sorry lovely, I am trying

there we are...
...February's make
hope you like it

Thank you for stopping by to visit me...I love it that you do x

Happy weekending
j x


  1. Beautiful makes Jooles. I'm sure your niece will be delighted- such a thoughtful and personal gift:) Glad your brother is doing so much better. Have a good weekend

  2. Beautiful Jooles. :)
    Your niece will love it, I think the little message is so sweet.
    Good idea to make some for your shop too, I love the little birdie stamp.
    Have a great weekend,
    Vivienne x

  3. Jooles, it is absolutely beautiful. What a lovely gift. It is so NEAT! I can't even begin to fathom how you made it and am in awe of your skills! I really like the bird printed inside - how did you do that? Gillian x

    1. Hi Gillian....thank you, i just stamped directly on to the fabric with a rubber stamp in black permanant works a treat

  4. Both gorgeous, I love the printed message inside the pin-safe too, lovely finishing touch!

    Have a lovely weekend.x

  5. So very pretty - love the colours and the printed on fabric, looks like they've been stamped.

  6. Aaaaah, Jooles! They're gorgeous - your niece is going to be SO happy with her birthday pressie! :-)
    You're doing well with your monthly makes. I think it's a great idea!
    Guess what I'm just about to do..... have a go at your scone (well, scon) recipe. Hubby's out, at a magic seminar (I'm imagining he's at Hogwarts). So, I am going to TRY to make a treat for him, for when he returns. Wish me luck.....

    1. Good luck! not that you will need it :o)
      j x

  7. Absolutely beautiful. I'm sure your niece will be thrilled. I know I would be. xx

  8. Wow those are beautiful makes. I love the fabrics and the stamping.

  9. Jooles they are absolutely goreous, your work always looks so beautifully finished off and such pretty fabrics too! Love them! Sure your niece will do too :) Enjoy the rest of the weekend xx

  10. The colors and design are so bright and cheery! Really lovely- bravo for you!

  11. So pleased to read big brother is doing well Jooles :o)
    What a gorgeous gift.
    Have a great weekend!
    Rose H

  12. Your niece is a very lucky girl your gift to her is gorgeous and so cute. Julie xxx

  13. Sew very pretty Jooles!!! I love them they are delicious....what a lucky girl your niece is! (So glad that your brother is doing well too).
    Have a happy weekend.
    Helen x

  14. Its gorgeous and I am sure she will love it Jooles.I would.

  15. Worth the wait I think! They're lovely. Love the printed text too.

  16. What great presents, for nieces, mums, or anyone else who sews :D

  17. Wow, these are amazing, I love them:-)

  18. they are so pretty and very cute.I can see why you are excited and full of ideas.very inspiring and so many colour combinations and variables that could be made xxxx your so clever :) fantastic xxxx

  19. These are so pretty. I love the patchwork designs. Hugs to you.

  20. They are gorgeous - what a lovely gift!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  21. Absolutely gorgeous!! The colours and patterns are lovely - perfect!!
    Maria x

  22. Hey Jooles, love the sewing needle book, and pin cushion. That birdy stamp has come up beautifully.

    I'm sure your niece will love it .

    Claire :}

  23. Beautiful gifts Jooles...your niece will be thrilled and they are sure winners for your shop!
    Glad to hear your brother is doing so well...
    Hope you have a lovely Sunday,
    Susan x

  24. They are so gorgeous Jooles! I was very tempted to buy them for Chloe, so I'm sure your niece will adore the needle case. You are one clever and talented lady and will look forward to see what you have panned for your make this month xx

  25. Aw, soooo lovely- I'm not surprised you've made more for your shop!
    And I reckon your niece will love your present so much. What a clever auntie you are!
    Have a super week.

  26. Hi Jooles ~ these are absolutely gorgeous, I am sure that you niece will really love them! The fabric combinations are so lovely too xx

  27. It is really beautiful! The stamps look fantastic! You really inspire me, I just wish I had the time to make some myself! xxx

  28. AWWWW, I love all of it Jooles! Your niece is a very lucky girl. I always leave your blog inspired.... you clever lady!

    Lou xxx

  29. what a lucky girl. YOu are a special aunty! love love what you have made. Jane x

  30. THANK YOU. Thank you for announcing the marriage of stamps and fabric. The patchwork needle case is absolutely stunning, and those stamps send it over the top. What a brilliant idea! For my next project... :o)


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