Sunday, 31 January 2016

Gifted Gorgeousness January 2016 - just sneaked in!

I didn't think I had done any stitching that qualified for Gifted Gorgeousness this month, but something happened yesterday which meant that I had to stitch something very quickly that definitely qualifies!

Elder son had his first wobbly tooth yesterday, so I quickly stitched up this gorgeous Lizzie*Kate chart which I was given by Shebafudge as the winner of her giveaway back in 2013.  I have long planned to stitch this but as usual I was on the last minute - dug it out last night and got stitching.  And not a moment too soon because the tooth has now come out!

Welcome Tooth Fairy by Lizzie*Kate
Stitched on 16 count Cloud Lemon aida from Sew it All
with DMC threads

Elder son chose the fabric and ribbon shown which will be used to make up a pouch this afternoon ready for the Tooth Fairy to visit tonight. I just need to stitch his name on first which will go in the gap under the star.  I am told the going rate is £1 now for a tooth.

This double qualifies for Gifted Gorgeousness as the ribbon was a gift from my dear friend Rachel at our first retreat last Spring.  Rachel - there were lots of ribbons from the glass jar that would have looked perfect with this design but I think he made a great choice with this one.

As so many of you kindly admired my latest finish Morning Glory, I am having a little giveaway for the chart, metallic threads and beads to finish it.  You just have to supply the fabric and threads (DMC are listed on the chart).  Just in case you missed it, here's my finish again (proud stitcher time).

Morning Glory by Nora Corbett
from the Pixie Couture series

Please leave a comment below if you'd like to be entered into the draw, which I'll do next Sunday 7th February.  No need to advertise on your blog or other social media as it's simply for followers and friends, one entry per person!

Hope you all have a lovely Sunday - I now have a date with my sewing machine!

Justine

49 comments:

Rhona said...

I love your tooth fairy design! How sweet.....and perfect for the tooth fairy to leave her coins:) Morning glory is absolutely stunning, please enter my name to your list....thank you!

Dolly said...

I look forward to seeing thee work of your hands! It inspires me to keep,working on mine!

cucki said...

I love the tooth fairy stitch so much ..it's so cute..morning glory is looking so beautiful..please count my name in your draw
Thank you
Love xx

Melinda Forbes said...

The most perfect reason to stitch up something -- the first tooth. Such an adventure. I think over here in the States my grandkids get $1.00 a stitch - so that must compare

Rachel Tomkins said...

It's a lovely chart beautifully stitched (as usual) and I'm sure will look lovely with the complimentary fabric and ribbon. You must be proud of C's choices. Please don't forget to show us a picture of the finished piece.
I knew a boy who lost a tooth, asked the Tooth Fairy for £5 and to keep the tooth, then took it to his grandparents and did the same thing! I hope your Tooth Fairy is not quite so gullible!!!

Preeti said...

That's a cute design worked up quickly:) I love your Morning Glory but I already have gifts from stitcher friends yet to be stitched. I think I will not do justice if I enter now and just don't stitch it. May be next time:) I must pick up one of the gifted piece and should work on it else I will lose more such giveaways.

Linda said...

The tooth fairy piece is adorable Justine. I love the colors.

Linda

Lesley said...

I love your tooth fairy piece,it is a lovely way of enticing the tooth fairy to pay your son a visit:)
Please do not enter me iinto your drawI have too many charts to stitch already and such a beautiful piece deserves to be stitched in this millennium!!

Tiffstitch said...

I love the little pouch idea, and beautiful stitching! Great choice on the ribbon too. Please don't enter me in the draw, I have too much going on, but that's awesome of you!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Thanks for taking part in GG this month, and thanks to the Boy for enabling your participation!
My older son got 50p for the single teeth and £1 for the double teeth.
My younger son is very bemused by the whole business and just hands the tooth to us! Thankfully Peppa Pig seems to have convinced him that teeth falling out is normal.
Don't put me in the draw, I must focus on my letters LOL

Justine said...

Rhona for some reason your comment hasn't been emailed to me so I hope you see this...but not to worry, you're in the draw!

Justine said...

Thank you Dolly for your lovely comment.

Justine said...

Thanks Melinda, for some reason your comment hasn't been emailed to me. I think $1 is a little less than £1 so it's a good guide.

Justine said...

Thank you Linda. I had to change a couple of the colours as I used DMC instead of the recommended overdyed, and the conversions weren't bright enough against the lemon fabric.

Heather said...

Congrats they both look great! I'd love to be entered :). Congrats to your son too he made great choices!

Vickie said...

Perfect pattern! How neat to have your son's input.

stitchersanon said...

I love the tooth fairy finish. It's such a special time, when that first tooth comes out! He has great taste! Please don't add me to the draw: good luck though to all who enter though

Thoeria said...

Ohhhh that is so cute Justine!!! He must be so proud of losing his wobbly tooth :D
When my youngest lost her first tooth, I wrote a teeny tiny little note from the tooth fairy and left it in her pillow along with the usual tooth fairy payment :)
I know I shouldn't ....but that is such a beautiful chart! I'd love to be added to your give-away please :)

Sarah said...

The tooth fairy is adorable. It will be a treasured item for sure!

Jacquie Morris said...

Your tooth fairy design is very cute indeed... Lovely colours it's so happy looking. Made me thinking of course it's a happy thing... A tooth lost but oh! A £1 gained!! Gosh!! £1 the going rate now? Ha ha I live that you son was involved with the making and choosing.
I think your Nora Corbet design is stunning, I loved it when you finished it...it's just so pretty. And I like it because of all the detail and beads within the design. Like I say it's stunning. I have never stitched people, it's not something I have ever considered doing... After I saw your beautiful finish I went looking! Because I was curious. Nora Corbet has some really beautiful designs and I think seeing your finished one has opened my eyes a little more...thank you!

Barb said...

What a cute tooth fairy pillow.

Fairy Stitcher said...

such a cute tooth fairy pillow.
So sweet of you to have a giveaway, love love her. Would love to enter and stitch this pretty girl

sharine said...

Very cute tooth fairy pillow :)

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Fairy is absolutely wonderful
Congratulations

Julie said...

A lovely gifted gorgeousness post .. but surely it qualifies three times ... a gifted chart to you, a stitched gift for your son using a gifted ribbon form a friend?
Your fairy is lovely, but please don't add me to the draw, not something I would stitch myself.
I remember when a tooth got a sixpence!!!

Mii Stitch said...

Very cute stitching on the tooth fairy design!
I am sure your finish finish must look fantastic & your little boy deserve more than £1 when you see all the hard work involved in the pillow ;) Perhaps the tooth fairy will be impressed!

Katie said...

Don't enter me in the drawing since mailing to me costs so much. Good luck to all who enter though!

Great job on the cute tooth fairy piece. It will look fantastic when finished up I'm sure.

Brigitte said...

Such a cute little piece for your son. I'm not sure if such sweet things already existed when my kids were little. But then, I didn't stitch back then, lol.

Faith... said...

Congrats to your son on his first tooth coming out! That is going to be a cute Tooth Fairy pillow. What a generous give away, I just love Morning Glory but please do not enter me in your giveaway.

butterfly said...

You are one Beautiful stitcher , thanks for sharing.

CJ said...

Love, love your fairy. Not my cup of tea stitching wise, but I envy those that take on such big projects.

CJ

Keebles said...

Geez, inflation! I remember being mad because my teeth were only worth a dime and my sister's went up to a quarter!

Sarah in Stitches said...

Aw, that's so sweet! What a lovely idea. Congrats on your finish, and to your son for his first tooth! :D

Carol said...

Oh, such a cute finish, Justine--I'm sure your son will love putting it out for the tooth fairy when each tooth pops out. I think "the fairy" used to give our sons $1 per tooth, too. I think I got a dime :)

Jenny Jones said...

This is so lovely! I'd love to be entered!

gominam said...

That's a very cute and neat finish:)

Astrids dragon said...

What a perfect pouch, I'm sure he's thrilled with it!
Please include me in your giveaway, she's beautiful.

Joanne said...

Gorgeous fairy! Love her!

Weronika said...

Amazing morning glory finish! She looks gorgeous! Great news about the tooth! Congratulations for both of you :)

Lindsay said...

I don't really stitch fairy/angle designs but Morning Glory is talking to me! Love the tooth fairy one, wish such things had been around when my girls were little

rosey175 said...

Hooray for the tooth fairy getting something special to welcome her haha! Gosh. I think I got a quarter for my teeth. And they were definitely just stuffed under my pillow!

You'd better not put me in the drawing. She's lovely but if I don't put a dent in what I already have, I'm gonna start going crazy(ier :b)~

Jenn M said...

I don't think you are alone in stitching something last minute! That's the only way I get some things done:) What a great little design for lost teeth: the tooth fairy doesn't visit us anymore because often the kids were still awake or the fairy just plain forgot all about it!
Have a great week,
Jenn

Jenn M said...

I don't think you are alone in stitching something last minute! That's the only way I get some things done:) What a great little design for lost teeth: the tooth fairy doesn't visit us anymore because often the kids were still awake or the fairy just plain forgot all about it!
Have a great week,
Jenn

Christina said...

Oh, what an adorable idea - to stitch a tooth fairy pillow! My eldest daughter has lost about 8 teeth now. Middle son (who will soon be 5) is desperate for wobbly teeth! If I get a move on, I may be able to finish a pillow for him before the first tooth starts to wobble! 😉

Suz said...

I'm just catching up on a couple of months of blog reading, so I missed your Morning Glory the first time - that fabric is *on point*. Just perfect for her! And the tooth pillow is so cute, too!

Smily said...

The Morning Glory is just amazing! So nice and beautiful!
I like the idea of stitching for the 1st lost tooth. It's always a big deal for children :)

Meari said...

The tooth fairy design is so cute!

Mini said...

Your finish is sweet. Where can i read about the tradition of tooth fairy? Something new for me

Shebafudge said...

Awwww...first lost tooth! That seems SO long ago in this house :)