A while ago, back in rainy February, I mentioned some plain linen tea towels I planned to embroider with line drawings of fruit, vegetables, cakes and jam.
I couldn't resist a little applique embellishment on the jam jars.
They proved to be the perfect craft project - small, achievable and quick to finish. They will go in my homemade present drawer.
I drew the outlines of the food I wanted onto paper, then traced over them with one of those haberdashery pens that fade under UV light, so I had an outline to sew over. I wasn't brave enough to draw freehand straight onto the fabric. They haven't photographed that well, I'm sorry, but trust me they feel lovely. So soft. And I was able to practice my chain stitch technique too. Just don't look too closely. I spilt tea on one of them - that one is for me!