Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Friday, December 30, 2016

Little gifts I made

Now that I've presented all of my handmade gifts, I can finally show you what I was working on. First up are embroidered wool needle cases that I made for my STITCH group. I appliqu├ęd hearts and leaves onto a wool background and embellished them with embroidery and beading.

Next are the "Wish Birds" (from a Valerie Wells pattern) that I made for my Sew Day friends. There's a little pocket on the back to hold wishes written down on scraps of paper.

Finally, I made a wool candle mat for my daughter. I switched up the pattern by making the little black bunny running opposite from everyone else to represent our obstinate 10-year-old black rabbit, Bunners. The others are rabbits past and present in my daughter's life -- Charlie, Bailey, Frankie and Bobby.

Have a colorful day


Penny said...

They are lovely.

Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

You are a wonder! Such lovely, thoughtful gifts, and beautifully made!

Lynda said...

Sherrie, Love your little gifts. The needle cases are lovely as are the birds. Hope you have a healthy and creative 2017.

The Idaho Beauty said...

These are all so lovely! I especially like the way you customized the candle mat. These must have been so enjoyable to work on.