Now that she has received it I can show you my sister's present. I made her a little purse for all her sewing things. The fabric is from Kaffe Fassett, and I quilted around each little circle, the design of the zippered purse is from this book from Tilda.
Then I made her a little pincushion, 2 circles sewn together and some embroidery thread to perfect the shape.
The needle holder comes from another book from Tilda, and in fact I have made 2 now
One is closed with one of the fimo buttons I made a little while ago, the other is closed with a popper, and is for my niece.
I must explain here that after I prepared all this for Marianne, she rang me to say her daughter, my god-daughter would like to receive a sewing kit, and she thought it would be a good idea if I made her one as she had seen us sewing together. I was just stopping myself from laughing on the phone. So I kept my secret and made another pouch, but it was way too big (I'll keep it for another post or this will be too long).
So there are 2 needle holders, and then I bought some ribbon and with my sewing machine I embroidered their names on it and attached them to the scissors.
You can see the name Aurore on the red scissors. I also bought some very cute felt for her to play with, she is only 7.
They both received some needles, pins and a measuring tape, plus some pink thread, fabric and ribbon for my niece. I think they both loved it, and I had great fun making all this.