Thursday, 31 May 2012

Jubilee pin cushion, nans birthday present and naming a turkey!

Hi everyone,

On Tuesday I finished the last of my AS exams so since then I have had tons of lovely wonderful crafting time! :D I have got so much done, It's amazing how many hours there are in the day when they are not full of revision, hehehe :-)

I finished my Jubilee pin cushion:

I didn't add a message to the back in the end as I liked it just plain :)

I also managed to start this tote bag:

(Hehehe, you can see where I have had the embroidery circle! :P)

I stitched the bag using the sewing machine after cutting out the fabric using a cardboard template I made from using another bag I had as a guide. Now I am just stitching the flower design on the front and then I have to add the handles. I think I might stitch a little smiley face on the flower :)

I am making it for my nan as a present for her 70th birthday, I will keep you all updated on my progress! I hope my nan likes it when it is done :0)

Some of you were probably now wondering about the 'name a turkey' part of the title, well let me explain.....

Before my exams my mum said as a treat for working hard at the end of my exams I could have a little treat (she also bought me some more vegan marshmallows to munch on during my revision :). As many of you will know I am vegetarian and I also am often concerned on the welfare of animals in the food industry and one day when I was looking up what producers used free range eggs, out of interest, and by chance came across the site of a place called Hen Heaven ( It is a sanctuary for rescued battery hens and turkeys. I thought the rescue work they did was brilliant and when I saw their name a turkey appeal I knew what I wanted my exam finishing gift to be!!!

I had great fun trying to think of a name and in the end came up with 'Lord Gobble Gobble' hehehe, I thought it sounded very regal! :0) Yesterday my mum paid and sent off the name I chose and hopefully I will get a certificate through the post  sometime soon :) One day maybe I may even vist little 'Lord Gobble Gobble' :0)

I am going to do some more stitching on my nans birthday gift and dream about all the cute little turkeys at Hen Heaven :) I hope you are all having a nice week,

See you soon!

Bye xxxxx


  1. love the jubilee cushion and beautiful embroidery too. x

  2. Gorgeous jubilee cushion Jordan! The embroidery looks fab and what a brilliant idea with the turkey appeal!! :D Congrats on finishing your last exam too x

  3. Kerryp77: Thank you, I had lots of fun making it! :D xxx

    Chaucer's Aunty: Thanks! :0) Hehehe, I love little Lord Gobble Gobble! Thank you xxx

  4. Lord Gobble Gobble!? haha, that is the best name ever! And, I'm sure your Nan will love the tote :)

  5. I love your Jubilee pin cushion. Your bag is going to be a very lovely present for you Nan and what a lovely website! Lord Gobble Gobble is a fab name.

  6. Alyssa: Hehehe, Thanks! :) xxx

    Steph: Thank you :D Hehehe I hope the little turkey likes his name too! xxx

  7. Do you have some more birthday presents to share?

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