a sampler

by Nova on September 12, 2012

I made a little sampler recently for my dear friend, blogless Kellie, who loves pink & green, sparkly things & pretty things –  she adores fabric & roses & is partial to a cupcake – she has flamingos in her garden & enjoys meeting for coffee in ‘Paris’.

A personal little gift to hang in the sewing room,  stitched on linen & stretched over a canvas.  This was so much fun to make & I enjoyed rummaging through vintage buttons, seeking out little charms & delving into the pink & green scraps to seek out snippets I knew my friend loved.

Each square is approx 1 1/2″.

& then just the other day I had a fun time helping Kellie ice gingerbread hearts for her daughters wedding …..I’m sure she won’t mind  me sharing a photo :)  (thanks Kellie x)  – they are too adorable not to share!

We found lots of inspirations for these all over Pinterest & Google :)

{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

Pam September 12, 2012 at 12:03 pm

BEAUTIFUL sampler!!! Very clever with the icing, too.


Camilla September 12, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Stunning both! What a lucky friend.


Kate September 12, 2012 at 12:41 pm

This is all kinds of wonderful!


Mary on Lake Pulaski September 12, 2012 at 1:44 pm

That sampler is just the cutest Nova! I can think of a few of my friends or family that would love that type of art. Thank you for sharing.


Maggie September 12, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Your gift is so beautiful,love how you put it together.Cookies cute too, but that sampler is just too precious.


Kerry September 12, 2012 at 6:11 pm

The sampler is such a beautiful gift and with such potential to add personal touches


Dragonfly September 12, 2012 at 7:22 pm

OH! Your sampler is simply lovely. What a brilliant idea. I feel very inspired to make something similar for a friend (or myself!)


Lynne September 12, 2012 at 8:54 pm

I’m sure Kellie loved the sampler. The gingerbread hearts are so beautiful.


Katy September 12, 2012 at 9:49 pm

Oh I love the sample, and the idea of stretching something over a canvas, genius! I’ve got quite a few canvases that I bought with ideas I haven’t got round to, but I shall definitely add this to the list!

Love the hearts too, fab job on the icing :D


Ailsa September 13, 2012 at 2:07 am

The sampler is gorgeous Nova, but those gingerbread hearts… Wow!!


Annie September 13, 2012 at 4:26 am

What an wonderful gift from a wonderful friend.


chris September 13, 2012 at 4:59 am

i LOVE your canvas sampler!! maybe someday i will get around to making one…


Ericka September 13, 2012 at 5:00 am

I love the sampler. I have a few hand stitching projects going right now and might add one to my list. Thanks for sharing.


Jayne September 13, 2012 at 8:58 am

Sweetest sampler I’ve ever seen and those cookies, both are just beautiful!


Kelly September 13, 2012 at 10:25 am

Very sweet and the cookies are adorable!


Ashley September 13, 2012 at 11:44 am

So pretty! Love that wonderful linen backing, and the great little touches included. So fun.


Jenny M September 13, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Gorgeous sampler, what a lucky friend. And to think that all those items came from your stash.


valda mason September 13, 2012 at 2:54 pm

It’s beautiful sampler, a great idea and would love to share with my grandchildren, lots of goodies in the cupboards to use. Icing on biscuits, nearly too good to eat. Enjoy


Krista - Poppyprint September 14, 2012 at 11:10 am

The sampler is the sweetest gift ever with so many lovely touches and the cookies are divine! Esp. the tuxedo and wedding dress ones – so fun.


valda mason September 14, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Love the sampler, very pretty colours. Great idea for all those buttons and threads we collect.


ina September 17, 2012 at 10:42 am

i LOVE the sampler and the cookies!


kathyh September 19, 2012 at 9:25 am

What a great “K” inspiration.


Jo Avery September 28, 2012 at 10:29 pm

that sampler is so cool! How come I haven’t come across you before?!


Philippa November 9, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Hi, I hope you don’t mind but I pinned the ginerbread heart photo – so lovely. Let me know if you want me to unpin it.
ps. the sampler is lovely.


Silvia - MadameRenard November 26, 2012 at 10:04 pm

Lovely idea!
you inspired to make something similar for my sewing room!
Thank you :)


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