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Thursday, 31 January 2008

Happy Birthday Stephanie ...

Steph is a member of our stitchy club and this is the little handbag sized paper tissue holder i stitched for her.

Why didn't i remember i had this chart?? It was in CrossStitcher Magazine 1998 and appeared when i was having a sort out, another of those 'lost or forgotten in the somewhere safe place' items LOL

HOW TO MAKE IT
Cut two 6" lengths of 16ct aida band, stitch any design you like on each piece of banding, back each with co-ordinating fabric, add a backing piece sewing all round it, turn right side out, insert the handbag sized tissues and hey presto!! I overlapped the banding a little in the middle so that it would sit flat and not sag when you pull out a tissue

11 comments:

Rachael said...

That is a lovely design,I bet she loved it!
I love looking though old mags and stitching something that I just didn't get around to the first time

Karan said...

What a novel gift idea - love it Julie. Bet it was well received too.
Ah, there are several of those "safe places" in my house too! LOL

Sally said...

Love the tissue holder Julie. What a brilliant idea.

Christine said...

What a great idea Julie

Lynn said...

That is a great gift Julie, well done :).

Itching To Stitch said...

Great gift that you made. It's beautiful. Your "Indian" piece is coming along quite nicely ;)

Stitchingranny said...

what a good idea Julie, its lovely and useful too.

Dawn said...

what a wonderful idea! I bet Stephanie was really pleased :)

Karen said...

very nice finish

Ranae said...

That's a pretty finish.
Wonderful idea.

Julianne said...

Julie,

Your tissue holder is top rate! I love the colors and the pattern. What a nice gift. Have a great week.