Sunday 17 June 2012

Button's Christening!

Thanks for the lovely comments on my recent posts - I always appreciate them.

Today was the Christening of my gorgeous little nephew, Button!  This is the present I made to hang in his nursery:

I had a vague idea of what I wanted to do.  I searched and searched online for a pattern, but could find nothing that felt right.  I wasn't sure exactly what I wanted, but I knew I'd know when I found it.  Well, I didn't find it!  But I managed to come up with this myself - and I'm really pleased with it!  I found an alphabet online that I used for the letters and numbers - and I saw the rabbit on something, and copied it onto paper to use in the design - I think I changed one stitch I wasn't happy with.  The rest just evolved as I worked on it!

I love it framed in the embroidery hoop, with a ribbon bow and hanging loop.  I painted the embroidery hoop light blue to tie in with the design.

This is going to be my June Monthly Make!

Another present I bought was this beautiful wooden rattle, engraved with his name and date of birth:

It's such a lovely Christening present (even if I say so myself!) - something special to keep.

It was a lovely day - I'm just chilling out now after the morning service and an afternoon eating buffet food, eating cake, and having a few drinks!


  1. What a sweet and terrific presents!
    Lucky boy!

  2. Wow gorgeous, those are the best makes where they evolve into something special. That will be treasured I'm sure along with that rattle, it's beautiful! Do you mind if I borrow a photo of your monthly make for my next June Monthly Makes round up post, I'll link back to you here of course? xx

  3. Gorgeous make - I love the button flowers and the little bunny!

    The rattle is beautiful, certainly something to treasure.

    Have a great day xx

  4. Aww, your cross stitch is gorgeous, I especially love the button flowers!

  5. It is always lovely to have keepsakes that will last. I love personalised presents. Adore the cross stitch.

  6. Your cross stitch is gorgeous, I especially love the button flowers

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