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Gift bag topper and update re Mother.

Hi everyone,  this is my Freebie Friday post a few days late, I could not get access to my blog last week, hence the reason for the delay.
I have been making some shrink plastic gift tags for part of a mini swap, I then decided to wrap them in a small gift bag and designed this gift tag topper to finish off.
The tags can be downloaded for free, just right click and save to your computer, print off and fold on the white line and staple to your cellophane bags at the top.
In my next post I will show how I made the cute gift tags using shrink plastic, I can’t show them now because it will spoil the surprise for my partner in the mini swap.
Edited : You can now see the tutorial for the shrink plastic gift tags in my next post here 

Update re Mother’s accident. 

Thankyou so much for all of the kind comments left for Mother, they were all really appreciated.
She is finally coming home on Wednesday of this week, yay!!! We were quite worried at one point but she is now on the mend. Mother is camera shy but here is a photo of her fractured wrist including bruises! She is temporarily walking with a frame until her hip is properly mended and there will be carers looking after her for 6 weeks but at least she is coming home, which I am truly relieved about.
Stitching news.

I have just sent a mini quilt for the mini swap,I am also working on a stitchery design at the moment to make a framed picture and I have been crocheting some squares for my first crochet cushion which should be finished soon. 
Happy stitching,
until next time!
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. June 30, 2014 / 11:04 am

    What a nasty photo of your mothers wrist….
    I am very happy for both you and your mum she is coming home! It won't be easy ofcourse, but at home she can live her live the way she want and do the things she want (as much as possible) in her own time. After all, coming home means improving!
    You have made some beautiful gifttags, thank you for that.
    I'm looking forward to the photo's of your miniquilt, but I will be patient ;-)
    Bye bye again

  2. June 30, 2014 / 11:04 am

    Lynn: I am so sad for your Mother, I see the bruises left their mark oh so well.
    I hope she gets back to full health as soon as possible.
    Love the gift tags, I am going to copy and make thread floss cards.
    Thank-you for sharing the update on your Mother and the lovely gift tags.


  3. June 30, 2014 / 11:04 am

    I'm so glad your mum is on the mend. Looks very nasty!

  4. July 1, 2014 / 8:13 pm

    So pleased that your Mum is on the mend and leaving hospital. Her wrist looks a bit black and blue, hopefully that will soon go.

  5. July 1, 2014 / 8:13 pm

    You must be so pleased to have your mum coming home, very good news. Nice gift tags.
    best wishes Julie.C

  6. July 1, 2014 / 8:13 pm

    Sorry, I didn't know of you Mother's accident…Ouch, that must hurt! I hope she gets well soon.
    Thanks for the beautiful bag toppers, they'll surely be useful!

  7. July 1, 2014 / 8:13 pm

    So glad that your mom is on the mend. Sounds like you have been really productive.

  8. July 1, 2014 / 8:13 pm

    So happy to hear that your mum is mending! That wrist does look awfully painful. She must be so happy to be going home. I can't wait to see the mini quilt. Your work is always so beautiful and I enjoy your blog so much. Thanks for the gift bag topper!

  9. July 1, 2014 / 8:13 pm

    Oooo! That looks so painful! I'm glad to hear your mother is doing better, though!

  10. July 1, 2014 / 8:13 pm

    Me alegro que esté mejor y vaya pronto a casa.
    Un abrazo,

  11. July 1, 2014 / 8:13 pm

    Oh, so glad your mom is coming home. She will heal better with family around her and she has her own bed to sleep in. I wish your mom a speedy recovery. Big hugs to both of you

  12. July 1, 2014 / 8:13 pm

    So glad to hear your mother is on the mend. Thank you for the tags!!!

  13. July 1, 2014 / 8:13 pm

    Oh goodness! I am glad your mother is improving.

  14. July 1, 2014 / 8:13 pm

    You have been busy Lynn! Can't wait to see the crochet cushion and the stitchery :)
    Your Mum's hand looks so painful! I'm sure you must all be so pleased to have her home though. Lots of rest and hopefully she will be 100% again :)

  15. July 1, 2014 / 8:13 pm

    Oh, your poor mother… I can just imagine my mom being in a similar predicament, Lynn–it is one of my greatest fears with her brittle bones. I am so happy to read she is on the mend and is coming home. I hope the healing process goes smoothly–she is lucky to have you nearby for help…

    Thanks for the gift tag downloadable–very cute!!

    Enjoy your week and good luck to you and your mom :)