This was my Father's:
My Sister's (this is just the picture as I don't have a picture of the box):
I added the charms to this design and used beads for the eyes instead of french knots to make it look more special. I do like the tatty teddy designs but the backstitch is a nightmare!!!
This is the box that took the most time, my mother's:
Once again I used beads instead of french knots for extra glamour. I really like this art deco lady and intend to stitch it for myself (after some time has past!!!!!).
I got the boxes from this website and I must just say what great service I got from the company. Delivery was really speedy and the quality of the boxes was second to none. They are really made well. I finished them in some danish oil that really enhanced the wood of the boxes.
Like I said earlier these boxes have took every waking minute of the last two months to complete I have had no time to complete any stitching of my own. Once Christmas was out of the way I have been catching up with my own stitching. I have completed the last owl of the Oakhaven Owl 2011 SAL. I have LOVED this SAL soo much. The owls are real cuties. I have already signed up for the 2012 SAL of which I have received the first part. Here are the piccys of the December owl and of them all together:
I have also caught up with The Great Escape SAL by Abi Gurden at The Stitch Specialists yahoo group. I am loving this SAL as it is really making feel much m ore confident with my sewing. Everytime I manage to complete a stitch that I initially thought was beyond my skills I get a real sense of achievement. It is not perfect, but I am really pleased with the results:
I have been stitching away as well on HAED Christmas Tree and Animals and I think I will be finished by the weekend. Fingers Crossed!!! Happy Stitching Everybody!!!!!!!!!
P.S. There is a great giveaway at this blog: Heather's Giveaway. She is being very generous!!!