Here's my September sewing - see, I hadn't forgotten my pledge to sew something, even if only small, every month.
The Bishop's Hat Tea Cosy pattern was in Sew Hip issue 20:
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The pattern appealed to me because not only was it small (so there was a chance I would actually finish it inside a month!), it used machine embroidery, which I was keen to try. Also, I already had plenty of suitable fabrics in my stash.
It was my first attempt at machine embroidery. I think it's not too bad, although I'm not convinced it's quite up to holiday gift standard.