No matter what the occasion, you can cross stitch the perfect present in a weekend or less - every time. Whether you have 2 hours or 2 days, this wonderful resource allows you to choose the perfect present and start stitching straight away. 101 gift ideas include those for babies and children, wedding celebrations and anniversaries, special days to remember, celebrations throughout the calender and Christmas. Each themed spread' features inspirational photographs of the gift ideas using a selection of the cross stitch designs from the easy-to-use colour charts pictured opposite. The additional motifs provided allow you to vary the gift ideas for each lucky recipient. With a comprehensive guide to making up the projects from commercially available products, and simple-to-stitch ideas too, you will never be short of a gift idea no matter how little time you have before the big day!
Table of Contents
Introduction Babies and Children: soft toy bunny, framed sampler, cutlery wrap, cake band, gift tags, bib, beaker, hanger motif, wellie clips, towel band cap badges, shoe bag borders, album cover drawstring pouch, fabric cube Decorative alphabet and numbers chart Weddings and Wedding Anniversaries: album cover, sachet, ring pillow, brooch, gift tags, cake band, photo frame, trinket box, confetti pouch, wall hanging, bell decoration, toiletries basket. Anniversaries: glass paperweight (1st), wooden treasure box (5th), crystal bowl lid (15th), china flower pot and plant poke (20th), silver plated pot lid (25th) Decorative alphabet and numbers chart Days to Remember: towel band, plant poke, new home notelet cube, graduation phot frame, good luck bookmark, bon voyage luggage label, lucky black cat album, 18th diary, 21st fountain pen, gift bags, No. 1 prize tag, dad's notebook and credit card holder, bookmark, trinket pots, recipe folder, personalized pot lid, coaster, notebook sachet, stationery box, mirror Decorative alphabets and numbers chart - female & male Celebrate the Year: Mother's Day wall hanging, ribbon-sachets, gardener's sampler, fisherman's paperweight, No. 1 trophy pen holder, violets cake band, Easter basket and rabbit tag, pot cover and towel autumn fruits border, recipe book cover, Thanksgiving towel band, Halloween gift bag, card, badges and treat pouches, New Year, Chinese New Year, St Patrick's Day and 4th of July keyrings and coasters Gifts for Christmas: cake band, napkin and ring, card hanging, display, cracker motifs, gift tags, decorated gift boxes, tree hangings, scented sachets, candle band, note-book cover, guest towel band, gift bag decorations, stockings, bell pull, coaster, embellished sachets, trinket box Decorative alphabet and numbers chart Stitching Techniques, Making Up the Projects, DMC/Anchor conversion, Suppliers, Acknowledgments, Index
Lesley Teare trained as a textile designer, with a degree in printed and woven textiles. She has been one of DMC's leading designers and her cross stitch designs appear regulary in magazines including World of Cross Stitch and Cross Stitch Magic. She has contributed designs to three David & Charles titles, Cross Stitch Greetings Cards, Cross Stitch Alphabets and Cross Stitch Angels (April 2004). Lesley lives in Hitcham, Suffolk.