Samplers are for practicing stitches and often they are (and were) used to mark important occasions as well. But this attractive sampler, made by Nova for her friend Kellie, is another take on the traditional sampler. Nova used fabrics, buttons and small trinkets to personalize the piece. Even though we don't know Kellie, her sampler tells us she likes pink, flamingos, cupcakes and probably pretty buttons too.
A sampler like this could be made for many occasions; to commemorate anniversaries, places you went to, themes etc etc the possibilities are endless really! I rather fancy the idea of making myself a sampler with my favourite things which would definitely include a cat and a book. What would your sampler look like?