Monday, June 25, 2018

Summer Time!


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Today I'm featuring this new "Summer" FFO featuring one of the patterns in Lizzie Kate's Summer Smalls. It was a quick, fun stitch that sat on my finishing desk for weeks while I figured out what to do with it.

I ultimately decided to use a simple wood pallet that I painted and dry-brushed antique white. My favorite thing about this FFO is definitely that backing fabric. On a shopping trip a few months ago, I randomly a package of K&Co's adhesive fabric samples and I had been dying to try them ever since. I've worked with K&Co for years and never heard of this product, and my recent Google searches have proven this may have been a test product some years back because its as though it never existed.  The package came with four different pattern samples, with one of them being perfect for this stitch.  Now that I've used it, I really wish I could find more because it made finishing this piece so much easier!

The stitched piece is mounted to the coordinating K&Co fabric, and then both are mounted to the wood pallet. White cording edges the stitched piece and then I added a small white bow with a floral center. Super cute finish for the summer!

STITCHY DETAILS:

Pattern: Summer Smalls #182
Designer: Lizzie Kate

Colors Used: 
DMC: 414, 3687, 580, 731, 310, 3052, 3685, White


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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Sweet Honeybee


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This latest finish features an adorable honeybee frame I found at a local shop and embellished with a really cute bee-themed design from Bent Creek. 

I didn't want to take away from the cuteness of the frame, so I knew the stitched design had to be on the smaller side. To do this, I had to shave off some of the charted design on either side of the bee and totally change the colors.

The stitched piece is mounted on some matchy-matchy blue and gold cotton fabric and then it's edged with some really pretty cording I had in my stash. To add a pop of color, I added the small blue flower to the corner. I just love it!

STITCHY DETAILS:

Pattern: Buzzzz
Designer: Bent Creek

Colors Used: 
DMC: 3364, 729, 930, 932, 3371 and White


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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Stars and Stripes Box

Hello Friends!

The patriotic finishes keep coming! Today I finished Stars and Stripes design into a box top.  I liked that the box had a primitive look and feel to it already and I just lucked out on the colors coordinating well.


The stitched piece is mounted to some patriotic fabric I had in my stash.  I went back and forth on whether or not it needed "more" but I really don't want to take away from the design so I think I'll stick with it for awhile.


STITCHY DETAILS:

Pattern: Stars and Stripes
Designer: Little House Needleworks

Colors Used: 
DMC: 3777, 924, 3364, 3052, 3031, 434, 746



In other stitchy news, I finally got to visit Stitcher's Paradise in Vegas! My husband and I popped up to the Strip on Thursday and Friday for a quick visit and I was pleasantly surprised when Google Maps told me SP was soooo close to where I was staying. 

The shop itself is smaller than the Attic (my LNS in AZ), but it was PACKED with supplies and beautifully stitched models. I could have spent hours just examining all of them. They were also running a storewide 15% off sale because its their 15th year anniversary, so I'm happy to announce I actually won on my Vegas trip! :)


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Monday, June 11, 2018

Liberty and Justice Star



Hello Friends!

Today I finished up this small Liberty and Justice design from Little House Needleworks onto an American Flag star frame. I've finished it this way before, but changed a couple colors out this time.

The frame itself is made of an MDF material and hangs from a twisted cord. My favorite part is the metal star that's connected with a spring-type material.  

Since the frame itself is very busy, I knew I wanted to stitch up a design that was small enough to stand on its own without coordinating fabric and this pattern worked perfectly!

STITCHY DETAILS:

Pattern: Liberty and Justice (All Dolled Up Collection)
Designer: Little House Needleworks

Colors Used: 
DMC: 3777, 924, 469, 471, 3722, 3021, 950, White


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