Better late than never .... I have finally finished the wedding gift box for my daughter's friend .... her favourite colours are lilac and purple and the theme of butterflies was everywhere at the wedding including the cake. We racked our brains to think of a suitable gift .... the happy couple had already set up home so really didn't need any more pots, pans etc etc .... so we thought we would give something more personal for them so out came the sewing machine and crochet hook.
With some lovely butterfly fabric from Globaltex I made a lingerie bag, laundry bag, bunting & cushion cover
I appliqued panels of the same fabric to some soft white hand towels and face cloths and made two hanging initial letters in lilac Suffolk Rose & Paisley fabrics
Crocheted some butterflies and a replica of the wedding bouquet
We found a lovely big storage box in the same colours which was covered in hydrangeas and butterflies.
Do you get that butterfly feeling in your stomach when you give something handmade as a gift and have doubts about your creations and wonder whether the recipient will think they are lovely. Well I do. However the recipient in this case loved them thankfully and has even asked me to get some more of the same fabric to make some more things for the home! I am chuffed to bits.