This is my first anniversary prize for my blog giveaway, everything in the top photograph is the first prize and the contents in the second photograph is the second prize.
There is a third prize of 6 fimo clay pins of various colours, unfortunately I did not take a photo of the pins but they are similar to the ones in the photo's. (Both photo's are clickable for a close up view) I cannot believe it is 12 months since I first started blogging, what a journey it has been, I remember how nervous I was about posting my first picture thinking would anyone comment, would anyone like visiting my blog, would anyone return? Thankfully I did get some lovely comments and many of you have visited me often, I have made many friends who have the same passion for cross stitch and other crafts as I do, and I thank you all for your friendship.
In particular, I remember looking at blogs with blog awards wondering how people got them, I was so thrilled when I received one of my first awards from Lizzy ( A Stitching Faery's Rambling Under the Willow Tree ). Then there was Cindy F, what a thrill it was to meet Cindy, she has made me laugh so much over the last month's, her emails are sooooo funny, in fact my husband always says " Oh I see you must have got an email from Cindy"!
I was thrilled to be chosen for PIF gift from Andrea ( The Craft Room ) and I can still remember the excitement of receiving that gorgeous pinkeep that Andrea made, it is proudly displayed where I can see it everyday. I was also involved in three personal exchanges with Jill, Mylene and Jennifer and I received some beautiful stitching from these ladies, it sure made me look forward to the post arriving each day.
There are so many people I could mention but I would be here all night, however I would like to thankyou all for visiting my blog and I hope you enjoy looking at the photo's of my first anniversary gifts.
The first prize is:
Box decorated with my own cross stitch design
(the free pattern will be available to download when I return from my holidays)
Coffee pot and cup
Coffee pot and cup
Heart shaped ornament with Swarovski crystal trim
Scissor fob with Swarovski crystals stitched 1 over 1
The second prize is :
Pink felt pin cushion trimmed with shocking pink ribbon and Swarovski crystal
3 rose pins
Pink and white coffee pot
Third prize is :
6 rose pins hand made by me using fimo clay
The cross stitch patterns are freebies :
Heart shaped ornament design can be found on Zoes blog here
Scissor fob pattern can be found on Joei's blog here
The pin cushion is my own design.
Good luck everyone!