I've now finished the sewing and have decided to cut it into a heart to put some lavender inside....continuing with the calming feel.
I used the metal shuttle with some cream yarn to make a small amount of tatting, which is a form of lace making. My grandma taught me this when I was quite young, she's now 102 and still going strong.
So the next stage will be to get Betsy, my trusty sewing machine out and sew her up. When I've done this and got the time, I will put the end result on the blog.