In its fifth year running, *Gift of the Month* Club attracted more and more people for this year. For a very low cost, for ten months from February till November, we posted out to our members, each month for a period of ten consequtive months, a new mystery gift project to make for the special people in their lives. Just think: by Christmas time they would have a stash of lovely hand-made gifts ~ no shopping around, no crowds, no hassle ~ all organized! The club has now finished for 2013. If you wish to join for next year, go to the category above. Please note, there is a change in format for next year ~ the club is going bi-monthly instead of monthly.
Pictured opposite and below is the last project posted out ~ the project for Month 10~ "Happy Hexies" Storage Bag.
Month 1: Tilly's Ipad Collection. A lovely project including Ipad case, iphone pouch, and Sunnies Case, as well as a pretty cosmetics purse ~ all made in beautiful new Tilda fabrics from Norway.
Month 2: "Sweet Josephine" Boudoir Set. Lovely waffle cotton hand towel with pretty basket of roses and ribbon embroidery, together with a sumptuous lingerie bag in lovely rose fabric. A beautiful gift for a special lady, especially one who intends to travel, or, one to keep for yourself.
Month 3: a beautiful journal featuring tea-dyed fabrics, French attic lace, and a little embroidery. the third month's project ~ a beautiful journal/visitor's book/wedding memento book or whatever you want it to be.
Month 4: Teatime Roses Table Runner. Simple piecing, a touch of embroidery and a little applique all combine to create a lovely centrepiece for your table. Made in lovely Kilala "Elegant Rose" fabric, this table runner will suit almost any decor.
Month 5: "Little Princess" Dressing Table Set. This cute little basket is a gorgeous accessory for a little girl. She can store her hair accessories (or dolly's clothes), in the various pockets. The accompanying doorknob pouch (or tooth faerie pocket) is suitable for hair bands or any other little secret knick-knacks she might want to have on hand. Alternatively, if you don't have a little girl to make this for, you can make it as a baby change basket for a new Mum. And if you just can't bear to part with it yourself, store your sewing things in it, and take them to your next gathering.
Month 6: Vintage Rose Christmas Wreath. Beautiful and elegant, this lovely wreath is a lovely addition to your home at Christmas time. Featuring hearts, an angel, and fabric roses, the project is quite quick and easy to make. Lovely to give or to keep.
Month 7: Tilda Sewing Box. This very pretty project features naive applique and simple embroidery, and is made in gorgeous Tilda fabrics. Handy and practical pockets inside give the box plenty of storage, and you can use it for your own sewing needs, or give it to a special friend who shares your passion.
Month 8: "Hippy Chic" Sling Bag. This handy carry bag features funky fabrics, and a cute little stitchery. Ideal for a young girl, or woman in her 20's or 30's, this bag is retro in looks, and appeals to many different people. Make it up in alternative fabrics and you have a very stylish and practical tote.
Month 9: "Wartime Sweethearts" Pocket Cushion. A lovely sentimental cushion featuring antique tulle lace, embrodiered roses, and a lovely embroidered lace motif. A sweet pocket to store love letters, and a pocket along the bottom of the cushion, complete with crazy patch and embellisments, is the perfect hiding place for special things.
Month 10: "Happy Hexies" Storage Bag. For those of us who have been severely bitten by the Hexies bug, this bag is the ideal storage unit for all your bits and pieces needed for the process of English Paper Piecing. With embroidered front, and handy pockets and pouches for all your requirements for this activity, this bag is just so pretty and usefull too. And if you don't have someone special for whom to make it as a Paper Piecing project bag, then it will serve just as well as a general storage bag for many other items.
Scroll down to see the nature of projects members received this year in this exciting club!