Thank you!

In life, you come across people both in the blogging world and in the real world who are very much givers, rather than takers, they encourage and inspire and help others where ever they can.

Sometimes I think it’s nice to make a little token present, just to say thank you for all you do…especially when you realise they’re not having a very good week!

…but what to make!

I looked on pinterest and these two photos were my inspiration, a caravan pincushion! I couldn’t access the pattern for the pincushion so I used the pattern for the picture as a basis, reduced it a bit and then made it up as I went a long!

I chose a pretty blue floral cotton for the top half and a lovely mid blue for the base. I did the applique first with bondaweb, and then I machined round the edge with a variegated thread. My original plan was for curtains at the windows but it got too complicated so I went for blinds using a pretty flowered ribbon I must have had in my sewing box for about 15 years. I zigzagged round it as I thought the ribbon might fray a bit otherwise.

I decided to make pockets on the front and back using the darker fabric, it could be useful for scissors, stitch rippers, all sorts! I actually attached these before I put the gusset on so I didn’t need to try and match it when I was sewing it on. The pincushion went together really easily, I put some heavy plastic canvas covered with batting on the base so it would stand up ok, all I had to do was titivate it.

I stitched a heart button on the door and some little buttons front and back. I needed some pretty big buttons for the wheels and I remembered these blue ones were in my button box. They’re a bit bright, but I think they look ok.

All that was left was a name plate, because most caravans have a name! I embroidered it on a scrap of linen, edged it round onto felt and then stitched it on the front.

One thank you gift ready to be posted on Monday, hopefully it will bring a smile to her face 🙂


About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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25 Responses to Thank you!

  1. kathyreeves says:

    She’ll love it Margaret, especially after this week!!😊

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Jane M says:

    This is lovely. A very thoughtful thank you.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. katechiconi says:

    I recognise that name! Oh, can it really be for me? 🙂 It’s wonderful, and I can’t believe it’s going to be mine. It will of course be travelling in the Big Miz Lizzie as part of my travel sewing kit when we go away at the beginning of May – and you’ve timed it perfectly! You’ve made my day, and I thank you so very much ❤

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  4. nanacathy2 says:

    I think thatis simply splendid, on all counts.!

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Very clever little magic touches you have stitched into that gem. It makes me want to make one!

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  6. Catherine says:

    What a wonderful gift! This will definitely bring a smile after the week she has had!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Faby Reilly says:

    So pretty 🙂 !!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Thimberlina says:

    What a lovely thoughtful pressie, I can tell Kate’s proper excited to be receiving it 😃

    Liked by 2 people

  9. claire93 says:

    what a lovely idea. I thought I recognised the name plate, and now Kate is going to be keeping her eyes open for that postie. He’d better get a move on!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. sewchet says:

    Fabulous little ‘thank you’ gift – and looks like you had fun making it, too!

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  13. Kate and Miss Lizzie will love that!


  14. What a lovely thought, and lovely pincushion 🙂


  15. How lovely…. I crocheted a VW camper van for my niece a while ago and she loved it. I’m sure Kate is going to be bowled over when this arrives.

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  16. tialys says:

    You will definitely make her day!!


  17. lovelucie1 says:

    I echo all the comments said above because that’s exactly what I wanted to say!

    Liked by 1 person

  18. magpiesue says:

    That’s ADORABLE! Well done you!


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  20. Random acts of crafty kindness – the best!

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  21. anne54 says:

    It is delightful! What a thoughtful lady you are, and Kate needs to be recognised for her generosity. 💝

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  22. What a charming gift. I love the little details (buttons for wheels, clever pockets). What a perfectly wonderful gift for Kate, too. Alys


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