I love making gifts for other people, and there's something so lovely and neat about cross stitch than draws me to it for gifts. Today we have a couple of gifts I made for some of my friends, one for a wedding and one for a birthday.
First up, our lovely friends Sven and Stacey got married in August, and I decided to cross stitch them a wedding day sampler. I actually finished it after the wedding, so I was able to include little things from the actually wedding day in it, like lyrics from their first dance song.
My second gift was for my friend Julie for her birthday. Julie is a huge Rik Mayall fan, so I decided to make her a Young One cross stitch, with a quote from Rik Mayall's character. I used this iotacons picture for the cross stitch pattern, and this amazing online tool to spell out the quote.
I love cross stitching so much. I need to do a lot more of it, as I seem to have been spending some much time recently knitting and crocheting.