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Made with his own bear hands!Happy Wedding Anniversary, Craig and Skye!  Early anniversaries aren't gold, silver or ruby anniversaries - they're more dodgy things  like paper, aluminium foil, bark... Traditional 2nd anniversary gifts are in fact, cotton. 

Rather than presenting Skye with tea towels, Craig set about making his gift this year.  Trekking into unchartered territory (Lincraft) he bought some broderie anglaise, not knowing what it was called, of course, just knowing it was made out of cotton. 

Sneaking away from work early, he made this lovely Ally top, sewing it up in just a couple of hours.  Not bad for a guy who works in IT and hasn't touched a sewing machine since 8th grade Home Economics!

Craig's philosophy is  - don't bother with lots of little romantic gestures.  You only need to pull one memorable one out of the hat every couple of years.  I think this one's good 'til about 2012!