Sunday, February 1, 2015

Birthday Gifts

Friday was my daughter's 24th birthday. Much of the crafting I have been completing recently were gifts for her, thus I haven't been able to share them. Hubby and I visited her yesterday so today I can show you what I made.
I cross-stitched another apron. 


 This was supposed to be a Christmas gift, but I ran out of time and I knew her birthday was close by. My daughter likes to have cupcakes instead of cake for her birthday. I think the middle one would appeal to her because she is a vanilla cake with vanilla icing kind of girl. 
This was a printed cross-stitch apron kit, but you had to supply your own floss. 
I really like the way it came out.
I also used that reflective yarn that I mentioned a few posts ago. I made her an ear-warmer with it.
It is black with a silvery reflective yarn. It is considered a bulky yarn. I hope she gets good use of it. I found the pattern here. It was super easy to crochet. I could have finished it in one night had I been really awake. As it is it took just two evenings to totally finish. I made the flower in the same bulky yarn instead of the worsted weight recommended.
I am joining Kathy for Slow Sunday Stitching today. Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are stitching. I hope to get back to working on my mom's vest  my table runner and Large Cross-stitch #1 asap.
Thanks for stopping by!


22 comments:

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

You have a very lucky daughter! Great projects! Enjoy your slow stitches today!

Deb A said...

Very pretty! Thanks for the link to the ear warmer.

Kaja said...

Love the cakes :-)

Katie said...

Beautiful projects. Congrats on the finishes.

The Cozy Quilter said...

Homemade gifts from the heart are best!

CathieJ said...

I most certainly will. Thank you.

CathieJ said...

You are welcome. Thanks for visiting.

CathieJ said...

Me too.

CathieJ said...

Thank you.

CathieJ said...

I think so too.

Rose said...

Such cute cupcakes. Those ear warmers would come in handy for me today with the drizzly snow I'm looking at out the window.

CathieJ said...

Sorry about the snow. We are expecting freezing rain tomorrow. Ugh!

Joy said...

Hello again Cathie - I've been missing for a while (busy on Instagram though) but thought I'd pop in to send your daughter birthday wishes and say well done to you on the lovely gifts you made her! xoJoy

Patchwork Reflections said...

wow, beautiful cross-stitching, I know your daughter will love it!

Mii Stitch said...

Your apron is just fab! It's time to start baking :)

CathieJ said...

Thank you.

CathieJ said...

I agree, but I made Chicken Soup instead.

mamasmercantile said...

Happy belated birthday to your daughter. Beautiful gifts made with love.

Quilter Kathy said...

Love the apron... what a treasure!

Sue G Johnson said...

Fabulous projects and such lovely gifts for your daughter. I'm finding the value of ear warmers this winter, as it is my first in the US....I'm from Australia.

Wenni Donna said...

Great birthday gift ideas! Thanks for sharing these ideas here. I am looking for wedding gift ideas for my cousin. She will have an outdoor ceremony at popular wedding venues Los Angeles. Quite confused on what to gift her.

Give Lovely said...

These are really Lovely Gifts to give your daughter i really appreciate that thanks for sharing such a beautiful post.