Tah Dah! Our final project for the year, and second premium project: "Sophie's Sewing Set". Project #10 featured thirteen individual items (a baker's dozen) made from just one beautiful Lecien panel. With the addition of some fine cream homespun, and three coordinating prints to the panel, and a huge pattern, our members have the opportunity to make all of these gorgeous items for their sewing room or to give as gifts. Scroll down to see pictures of individual items in the set.
Project #9 ~ an elegant French-style collection of Kitchen accessories, called "Salon de The" ~ The Tea Room. Featuring an apron, recipe folder and tea caddy, this three-item set is quick to sew, and can be given as a set, or individually. Equally at home in a French provincial kitchen, English Farmhouse, or modern setting, this collection adds a touch of style and glamour to your decor.
Project # 8 was our pretty sewing machine cover and "bits and bobs" basket. Named in honour of my Mum, "Sweet Myrtle" is a practical project using fabrics with a sewing theme, enhanced by pretty and simple embroidery.
Project # 7 is the first of our premium projects and went out in August. New members and members from previous years who hadn't received it would have received the "Precious Memories" keepsake box. Everyone else, including those new members who opted for this one, received a lovely surprise with this beautiufl embroidered clock. The kit came with fabrics, pattern, wooden disc, and quartz clock mechanism. Members were given the optiion of purchasing a second kit at the club price, and this will be mailed out in December as a bonus mailout. You would need to let us know that you want this, as this mailout is not an automatic one.
Project #6: Lily Laptop bag and accessories pouch. This handy laptop case is a quick and easy project to make for anyone who carries their laptop anywhere! The fabrics posted out were young and feminine, but the style suits any gender and any age. Make one in masculine fabrics and you have a lovely gift for the man or men in your life!
Project #5: "The Mouse House", pictured below. Sent out in June, this cute house with its cheeky inhabitants is a wonderful gift for a very special child. If you don't have a little one in your life, you can make it as an embroidery workbox for yourself or a special friend or relative. The mice could double as pincushions!
Project #4: "Glamour Girl" Evening Bag, pictured below. This lovely project was sent out to our members in May. Their kit included the gold purse frame, along with all the fabrics for the bag, and of course the pattern.
Project #3: Victoria's Block Album, pictured below. This project was posted out to our members in April. What a lovely way to store your blocks as you make them for your next quilt! With embroidered front, pockets for storage inside, and flaps to hold your blocks in place, this project is a beautiful gift for a quilting friend, or a treasure for yourself!
Project #2: Kensington Travel Pack and Heat Bag is pictured below. This project was posted out in March to our club members. An elegant toileteries bag and matching heat pack with straps that fasten with velcro was our "man's gift" project. Also suitable for a sophisticated lady!
Project #1: Penelope's Embroidered Pillowcase. Pictured below is the first of our projects for 2012 ~ a sweet and feminine project for a special lady or young girl. Extra fabrics are available if you wish to make a second pillowcase, fabric stocks permitting.
The exquisite fabrics pictured below were part of one of the mystery gift projects that were sent out to our members in 2012. Club members received this collection of 13 different items made from this one panel, as just one of their projects towards. Non-club members are now able to purchase the project made from the fabric pictured, at the non-club price now that it has been released into our general product range, fabric stocks permitting. Go to "What's New?" or "Sewing Accessories" on the left hand menu to view this item and to order.
*Gift of the Month* Club is a wonderful programme of first release designs sent out as projects to make for yourself or your loved ones. The premium project for new members in 2012 was the "Precious Memories" large keepsake box pictured below. The kit for this project (pattern and fabric) is priced at $89 to non-members, so you can see what good value this club is!
Renewing members received a brand new mystery project because they have already received the keepsake box in 2011. This project was the embroidered clock pictured below. New members could choose to receive the mystery one instead of the keepsake box if they prefer. This is the only project that was repeated in 2012. All others were brand new, first release designs for our members.
Each month, over a ten month period, starting in the third or fourth week in February of each year, and continuing for the next nine months after that, at approximately the same time each month, we send out a new mystery gift project for you to make. Price includes fabric and pattern. Threads and embelishments are extra. Please let us know if you would like us to automatically send you the threads and embellishments for all the projects. The value of these extras varies from month to month, depending on the individual project but we now have a flat rate of $15 per month. If you prefer, you can assess whether or not you would like these extras when you receive your project each month, and then let us know if you want them for any particular project. Let us know through the Comments column when you order, if you would like automatic inclusion of Threads and Embellishments for the whole 10 months.
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Club members will receive TWO PREMIUM PROJECTS in 2012. A premium project is a special design valued at much more than the club price. We normally have just one premium project, but in 2012 we had two. This was a bonus for our members, and they were delighted to receive the last one in November.
Scroll down to see photos of the gift projects sent out to members in 2012. This club is very good value! If you wish to join for 2013, hit the "back" arrow and click on *Gift of the Month* 2013.