Saturday, 18 October 2008

The root of all evil?

Normally I don't like giving people money as a gift; I enjoy buying presents too much. But when my friend asked for a monetary gift for her birthday to contribute to her foreign trip fund, I thought it would be a nice opportunity to get a little crafty and add a personal touch to my gift.

I haven't had the time to make anything recently but this morning I was happily free so I decided to use one of my favourite techniques; sewing on card. I am ridiculously unable to use a sewing machine; I seem to break mine every time I try to use it, so sewing on card is a lovely alternative and oddly therapeutic.

If we're going to have to let money continue to exist, we might as well wrap it up nicely.


  1. Really lovely. So nice that you put yourself into the gift and have your friend what she wanted. I am sure she will love it!! I know I would.:-)

  2. That's a sweet method of gift-wrap.

  3. Aw, I used to make things like that all the time when I was little. And I'm so with you re sewing machines, I can't even get my head around threading the bobbin. (Do they even have bobbins anymore?)

  4. Thanks!

    Yes rollergirl, they have bobbins and I am very expert at threading the bobbins - but they always seem to get stuck and ruin the whole mechanism. Oh well!