Her own design: she picked the cotton and then rejected the pink felt that I'd put aside for the hearts...as ever, she has her own mind when it comes to design and it always delights me that she wants to do things her way when it comes to sewing, so she ended up doing the hearts in red. She cut them out herself and then machine-sewed them on using some white thread.
She chose her stitch for sewing the bags together and so enjoyed making the machine race fast and then ease of the foot pedal to slow it down again. She also loves taking the pins out and choosing where on the pin cushion to return them to. It's always the most unexpected things that children love, isn't it. She will tie them up with some red gingham ribbon that she picked out. The stitching on them is endearingly wonky and will hopefully make the recipients love them even more for them being 100% her own work.
Anyway, that's probably it for me until after Christmas day...when I will finally be able to blog about all the things I've been making for the last two months... So I'd really like to wish everyone a very, very wonderful, and sparkling Christmas and to thank you all for visiting me here throughout the year, for your lovely comments, for new friendships (and to welcome anyone who may be visiting here for the first time too!) and the all round loveliness of the crafty bloggerty land. There is never a day when I don't see something on other people's blogs that I find utterly inspiring or read something that gives me that lovely feeling of recognition of 'oh, someone else feels that way too'. Thank you!