Two of my gifts arrived this week, so now I can show you those two items;)
I have so many projects and things I want to make, I feel like I will never be able to catch up or do them all.
The first punch I made for my friend Cyndi. She sent me punch needles from other designers as "Happy Presents".
What are Happy Presents? Well, I call them that since I was little. Whenever we were really sick, my mom would buy us a happy present to make us feel better. Now we call them Raks; Random Acts of Kindness. Just a little something we send our friends to brighten up their day.
So, Cyndi sent me this punch and I thought it would make a great give back present for Valentines. I put the punch on a piece of wool and then thought, that it would make a cute little pouch, so that is what I made. It is all wool and I did a blanket stitch on the handle. I added a bag of lavender inside, her favorite scent.
This punch I made myself. I used a photo from Jacque's blog for the design. It is a picture of her granddaughter Kaylynn and one of her collies,Tango. I did it in 3 strands for some of the smaller areas, but most of it is done in 6 strands of floss. I really would like to do more punches with photos, but use more detail. This picture was so fun to do, I really enjoyed making it.