Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Gift number 4 and my UFO finish this week...

Hmmm...should I show you the gift first, or my finished UFO????
Ha ha! I'm sure you want the present, so here is my fourth Christmas gift to you this week...

The Shabby Roses Christmas Tree was the third design I had published in an Australian craft magazine, not long after I began my designing journey. It was 2009 and I was just starting to create lots of lovely 'shabby roses' stitcheries...

The fabrics I used were Lila Tueller's "Woodland Bloom" which are still one of my all time favourites. 
I even covered the buttons with it...

 I made two versions of this design, the other was in green and rusty orange...

 The border was slightly different, I stitched the year across the top and omitted the presents from the base of the tree...

I wonder how you will stitch the Shabby Roses Christmas Tree?

You can download this free gift pattern HERE from my shop until December 10th.

Now on to my UFO Finish this week!

Back in 2011, my sweet friend Synnoeve from Norway sent me a beautiful Tilda pattern to stitch.
I used the Tilda threads she had gifted me for the embroidery, but then I put the completed design away because I wasn't sure how I wanted to display it.

The other day I was sorting through some old Tilda fabric and this beautiful Christmas print reminded me of the Tilda stitchery!

It was perfect to border the pretty angel...

What do you think?

She will finally be a part of Christmas this year. 
I might even keep her watching over us all year through.

 For those of you who are new to the world of Elefantz Designs you may like to sign up for my free Friday Newsletter!
It's emailed directly to you each and every Friday (which might be Thursday night if you're in the Northern Hemisphere) and it includes a diary of all that's happened on the blog that week plus special offers, sneak peeks, occasional free designs and other fun stuff!

In fact, sign up in December and you will receive this free pattern in your Friday newsletter!
The pattern is my thank you gift to everyone on my free newsletter list. 
It will not be available in my shop - the only way you can get it is to be a newsletter subscriber.
Sign up HERE and on Friday you could be stitching "2015 Redwork Tulips" before you know it!

  I'Il see you tomorrow for your 5th Christmas gift, ok!?
It comes with a great tutorial...



  1. Such a delightfully pretty Christmas tree... I think its lovely.
    In fact all your designs are lovely!
    Thank You
    Smiles :)

  2. Sorry I forgot to say just how stunning your Tilda Angel is.. simply love love love your chosen fabric, its perfect.
    Wonderful !!
    Smiles :)

  3. All your designs are great. Thank you for all these gifts you are giving.

    The Tilda Angel is lovely, too. Isn't it a great feeling to finish something?

  4. Your angel is beautiful - the fabric is perfect for her! Love the tulips!

  5. Your work brings a sense of calm and warmth to my senses. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Thank you for today's gift! I am loving checking your blog each day. I really like the fabric you chose to go with today's "UFinnishObject".

  7. What an adorable tree. Thank you so much for the lovely gifts. Your angel is so sweet. The fabric is perfect for her. Congrats on another finish.

  8. Just lovely and vintage Jenny - and I love what you did with your Tilda angel, how pretty!!!

  9. Thank you for sharing your cute Christmas tree with us. Your Tilda angel is beautiful, Jenny.

  10. Oh the Christmas tree gift is fabulous. Love all the shabby roses designs...Thank you. And I love the Tilda angel stitchery...The fabric is perfect that you chose for it...

  11. Hello Jenny, Today I'm delighted to have found your blog. Thank you so much for sharing so many of your delightful creations, I am blessed by your generosity. I have saved the beautiful Lord's Prayer to stitch sometime. I am a sweet Sewing Sister in Christ. May God continue to bless you. Janita

  12. How sweet to see your 2009 published design and have you share it with us. Very lovely in both colorways. Your Tilda stitched Angel is beautiful and finished perfectly. How glorious to be finishing so many projects. Sharing Joy and Jingles...

  13. Hi Jenny such a gorgeous design and love your finished UFO,its gorgeous,well done my friend.xx

  14. What a beautiful design - love the Tilda stitchery, as well.

  15. What a lovely finish Jenny - and yes, far to nice to hide away after Christmas. xx

  16. Wow, Jenny, I LOVE that tree! There's an ad here in the US (or used to be) that says something about the gift that keeps on giving. YOU are the gift who keeps on giving! Thank you so much for all these gifts you are showering us with this season. I'm going to take a week between Christmas and New Year's and just stitch! Love the Tilda - it was just waiting until you found that PERFECT fabric for it!


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