12 March 2013

Mother's Day gift and pattern

Last Sunday was Mother's Day in the UK. Although I'm back in the UK now, I wasn't able to go and see my mum, so I sent her a little present. I designed this myself, and even made my first attempt at making a tassle.

Here's a close-up of the stitching.

If you'd like to have a go at this yourself, here's the pattern:

Click to enlarge it, and if you have any problems reading it, please let me know!

I made the back by just backstitching the outer star, and then filling it with the pattern in the outer area of the front. Then I whipstitched the two sides together along the outer backstitch.

Let me know what you think, and I would love to see any finishes if you use the pattern!


  1. What a lovely present! I love the varigated thread you used.

    1. Thanks! I've been waiting for a while to find a reason to use my variegated threads! I love them.