Thursday, February 22, 2018

I'm Baaaack!

I'm so happy to say we're finally all moved into our new beautiful home in Phoenix! It feels so good to be able to walk around without bumping into boxes, and to actually see the house take shape and feel like "home." It also feels good to be back in my art studio crafting again. I was starting to lose my mind a bit... more so than usual!

My first official finish in the new house is "Snow Day."


I had started to stitch this piece while still in Connecticut, and was able to finish it up on the road to Arizona. I had stitched it up on some blue fabric I dyed so that the white would pop.


The frame is beat-up and weathered -- exactly how I like it. I love how it makes the piece feel really old and weathered.



To finish it off, I added some snow-covered branches and a large snowflake for accents, with a cover button in the center. 

Now it's back off to my studio!

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Monday, December 25, 2017

Holiday Finish Round-up 2017



Merry Christmas everyone!!

Got a little behind with showcasing each finish this season, so I'm posting all non-custom finishes together in a grouping. 


Looking forward to more creative finishes in 2018!

Have a very happy holiday everyone!

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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Let It Snow!


It's been a miserable Christmas Eve eve here in Connecticut as we have been dealing with an ice storm all day, BUT, we are promised a white Christmas, so I suppose there's a plus side to things!

After months of having this little wooden sled in my possession, I finally decided to mount one of my favorite winter-themed stitches to the front. Since the pattern is non-Christmas-specific, I changed up a few of the colors to the pattern to make it a little brighter and I just love it. So happy with the way it came out!


The sled was a local thrift shop find that I wish I was able to get a dozen or so more of because it's sooo cute! The one thing I noticed it was missing though was some rope at the top, so I added a little it of twine to finish it off. Then I mounted the stitched piece to some of my favorite wintry fabric and added some snow-covered branches and a snowflake embellishment. I really struggled with letting this one go, but it ended up shipping off to one of my favorite customers, so that made it much easier. That being said, the next time I find a small sled like this, I'm definitely keeping it! 

Pattern Details:
"6 Fat Men Series -- Let It Snow"
Designer: Lizzie Kate
6 Fat Men Series - Let it Snow - Cross Stitch Pattern


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Monday, December 18, 2017

Christmas in Chalk


Loving these adorable chalk patterns from Hands on Design. I have the whole set and I'm slowly but surely making my way through them! 


For this particular pattern, "Believe," I decided to mount it to an actual chalkboard easel. I didn't use any coordinating fabric or trim but I did add a bow and cover button and some layered ric rac. Pretty easy finish, but super cute!

Pattern Details:
Chalkboard Ornaments - Christmas Collection Part 1
Designer: Hands on Design



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