I'm very fond of them, and think it's time I shared the pleasure of stitching one of these up with my readers.
These doves are fabulous for using up small scraps of fabric, and odd lengths of ribbon, plus odd buttons.
The whole project is sewn by hand using a simple running stitch, so easy for a child or a beginner, but also a satisfyingly simple project for the more experienced.
I can while away an hour happily stitching one of these up, and they not only make great ornaments at any time of year, but can also be a lovely gift.
Download the tutorial and template, and see for yourself.
You can also use the template for applique. Have a look at my Flickr set for just a few ideas of what you can do.
Not only am I giving you the gift of this free tutorial and template, I'm also giving away the complete dove you can see here, plus a kit to make your own!
This dove is made from fabric scraps, woven in a local mill, hand stitched by me with love to adorn the recipients home, or to give as a gift.
The kit contains all you need to make one dove, except needle and thread.
I will give away each item separately. Just leave me a comment stating if you would prefer the dove or the kit and I will pick two winners at random on 15th December.
Give away open to all.