Hey there! My name is Megan and I'm the sewing, pattern making girl behind Dolly Henry. This is my blog, where I share my own creative adventures and hope to meet fellow fabric enthusiasts. I also design and sell sewing patterns through my online boutique, alongside a beautiful collection of clothing and dolls. Thank you for stopping by!


A Little Handmade Gift

I recently had the opportunity to catch up with a childhood friend, who I haven't seen since I was in my early teens. I know you hear of people reconnecting through social media, and usually it's facebook that is the culprit. However, a few years ago, I received a message through my website from my friend, saying she had found me via Pinterest (!!!) and wondered if I was the right "Megan"....

I'm so glad she got up the courage to email me because I am a chicken when it comes to things like that. I think she was particularly brave, because my profile was under a business name, without a photograph and she had to message me through my clothing business. So I think she was as surprised as I was when I replied and said yes, that's me!

Anyway, despite living a good days drive away, somehow it took us this long to actually get together and chat face to face. So for this special occasion, I did what any good crafter would do - I had to make a few handmade gifts to take along.

I started by pulling a few favourite fabrics together from the Vintage Market and Strawberry Biscuit collections - Elea and Tasha make a great mix! :-) I wasn't sure what to make, so I decided on coasters - everyone can use coasters, right?! Loving the idea of making a hexagon inspired set, I used a jumbo size hexie paper as a template, adding a layer of batting in between and then I did some basic quilting on the top of each, adding a piece of printed cotton ribbon as a cute tag detail.

Somehow, I have become a gifter of crochet apples, so I whipped one of these up too, because like coasters - everyone also needs a crochet apple....right? ;-)

My friend also loves to crochet and do a bit of craft, so I popped in a sweet fat quarter of the Blue Playdate and a button card to finish off my little bundle of handmade love.

There is something so lovely about receiving a handmade gift, don't you think? 
I do believe nothing factory made can ever quite have the same warmth or special magic that seems to come in a gift made by hand...

PS. The fabrics I used are currently on a rather big sale in my shop right now! You can pick up fat quarters from $1 - sale ends July 6th so hurry! xx


  1. These are so pretty! I love making handmade gifts too!

    1. It's lovely to do isn't it? Megan x

  2. The coasters look fab! love your quilting too. Every apple needs a little blush doesn't she ;) I'm sure your friend was over the moon with her surprise x

    1. Thank you Kellie! My friend loved them!

  3. A sweet gift for your friend. How lovely you could see each other after such a long time

    1. Thanks Julia :-) Yes it was quite amazing!


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