Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Snowmen Trio



Hello Friends!

Today I put the finishing touches on this cute snowmen trio!

I have to admit this turned out totally different from how I originally planned, but I love it. When I was going through my stash, I stumbled across this frame that I thought would work perfectly, so I changed things up and framed it instead.

The stitched piece is matted with my favorite primitive black and tan homespun fabric and then mounted to the frame. I used flocked branches for the top, a bow and a snowflake for embellishments and called it a finish!

STITCHY DETAILS:

Pattern: Snowmen Trio
Designer: Country Cottage Needleworks
Snowmen Trio - Cross Stitch Pattern
Fabric: 28 ct tea-dyed evenweave monaco
Colors: 498, 580, 597, 43, 434, 310 and White


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Saturday, November 24, 2018

Rudolph in a Tart



Hello Friends!

Finished up another holiday tart today and I think this one might just be my favorite. The design is from one of Lizzie Kate's "Jingles" but I opted out of the words and just focused on Rudolph himself. 

The stitched piece is "puffed" with some batting and then mounted to some coordinating fabric also "puffed" with some batting, and then both are mounted to the inside of the tart. I dressed up the piece with a small red jingle bell for Rudolph's collar and some snow-covered garland at the top. The hardest part of this piece was finding a red nose that was the correct size. After trying many options, I ended up pulling off one of the berries on some greenery I had in my stash. It worked perfectly!






STITCHY DETAILS:

Pattern: HoHoHo Holiday (Jingles)
Designer: Lizzie Kate
"HO HO HO" #F128  Jingles Series  - Cross Stitch Pattern from Lizzie Kate
Fabric: 28 ct tea-dyed evenweave monaco
Colors: 498, 580, 597, 434, 3031, 310 and White


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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Be Naughty, Save Santa a Trip

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Quick post on my latest finish while I wait for my glue gun to heat up. This pattern from Lizzie Kate is one of my favorites to stitch every year. For this specific piece, I made it into a mounted flat ornament, using some really pretty holiday fabric I had in my stash. The stitching is edged with white fancy twist cord, and the top is embellished with some flocked greenery and a bow with a cover button center. Simple but cute finish today!


STITCHY DETAILS:

Pattern: Be Naughty
Designer: Lizzie Kate
Quick-It Be Naughty - Cross Stitch Pattern
Fabric: 28 ct tea dyed evenweave
Colors: DMC 498, 814, 3345, 3347, 434 and White


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Monday, November 19, 2018

Snowman Mitten Box


Hello Friends!

Just finished up this snowman mitten box. These boxes are some of my favorites to finish each year.




I stitched up the mittens and matted them with some black and tan homespun fabric and then mounted that piece to the top of this primitive snowman box. The stitched piece is edged with some twine and embellished with a piece of garland and snowflake center. 

STITCHY DETAILS:
Pattern: Warm Hands, Warm Heart
Designer: The Little Stitcher
yFabric: 28 ct tea dyed evenweave
Colors: DMC 815 and White


I was also able to finish up this cute Lizzie Kate ornament.




STITCHY DETAILS:

Pattern: Dear Santa I've Been Good
Designer: Lizzie Kate
Dear Santa, I've Been Good - Cross Stitch Pattern
Fabric: 28 ct tea dyed evenweave
Colors: DMC 498, 580, 3712, 987


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Friday, November 9, 2018

Merry Merry Finishes





Hello Friends!

After a week or so of custom orders and finishes, I'm happy to say I got to spend the day being crafty and creative with some new finishes!


First up was this little Patchwork ornament from one of Lizzie Kate's Tiny Tidings. I changed most of the colors to make it a little more primitive and rustic looking and then mounted it some coordinating homespun fabric. I added some thin garland to the top and finished it with a red bow with a jingle bell center.

STITCHY DETAILS:

Pattern: "Patchwork" from Tiny Tidings XX
Designer: Lizzie Kate
Tiny Tidings XX - Cross Stitch Pattern
Fabric: 28 ct tea dyed evenweave
Colors: DMC 498, 3712, 3345, 580, 814, 420, 310 and White


The second finish was a wooden decorative box using one of the newer Hands on Designs patterns for the holidays. 

The stitched piece is matted to some pretty holiday-themed fabric and then both were mounted to the front of the box. I used some skinny snow-covered garland, a teal box followed by a red and white polka dot bow, and then a snowflake center.

STITCHY DETAILS:

Pattern: Noel (White Christmas 4)
Designer: Hands on Design
Noel (White Christmas 4) - Cross Stitch Pattern
Fabric: 28 ct tea dyed evenweave
Colors: DMC 498, 3362, 3363, 729, 3862, 3810, 3811



And last but not least was this Merry and Bright basket. I had the perfect basket in my stash for this sized design so all I did was add some homespun fabric to the back and finish it with some larger snow-covered branches and a snowflake.

STITCHY DETAILS:

Pattern: "Merry and Bright" Tiny Tidings XVIII
Designer: Lizzie Kate
Tiny Tidings XVIII - Cross Stitch Pattern
Fabric: 28 ct tea dyed evenweave
Colors: DMC 498, 988, 814, 986, 3712


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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Happy November!

Happy November Friends!

The November cottage of the month is done and in the fall-themed hutch!

I pretty much substituted every color in this pattern to fit my decor. Like all other cottages of the month, it's matted to some green floral backing and mounted to the front of my standard white frame with magnets.

STITCHY DETAILS:

Pattern: Cottage of the Month - November
Designer: Country Cottage Needleworks
Cottage Of The Month November - Cross Stitch Pattern
Fabric: 28 ct tea dyed evenweave
Colors: 
Classic Colorworks - Cherry Cobbler, Pea Pod, 
Autumn Spice, Ye Olde Gold; Weeks - Mocha; DMC - 437, White

Today I work on taking down the Halloween decor and replacing it with more leaves, pumpkins and apples. The good thing about the transition is that it doesn't take much work. In fact, nearly all my decor from October is staying, minus the Halloween-specific pieces.


Unfortunately, the transition does include the removal of my Halloween Rules tombstone that I love so much. I will miss this piece so much until next year, but it only makes me want to finish the Christmas Rules that much more!


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Monday, October 29, 2018

Rustic Snowman Box



Hello Friends!

I just finished up this really cute snowman decorative box using a pattern from a company I've never stitched any patterns from before -- The Woolly Ewe. I love The Woolly Ewe's designs because they have a rustic look and feel to them. Plus they are available in digital dowload which makes it really easy to stitch up while using my tablet. I'm definitely going to be stitching more from this shop. Highly recommend! Check it The Woolly Ewe's shop here: The Woolly Ewe


For this piece, I simply mounted the stitching onto some coordinating homespun fabric, and then mounted both of those to the top of this snowman box. The pattern itself is so pretty, I decided against any embellishments, bows, picks, etc. I think it can stand on its own.

STITCHY DETAILS:

Pattern: Winter's Frost
Designer: The Woolly Ewe
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Fabric: 28 ct tea-dyed evenweave
Colors: DMC White, 815, 937, 3864, 780, 3799


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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Happy Santa Day!

Hello Friends!

It's a "Santa Day" in the studio today! 

I just finished up this really cute pair of Santa ornaments from Lizzie Kate. They're both mounted on this really pretty holiday fabric and hang from coordinating ribbons. Then I made some bows with the same ribbon and added little bells to the center.


STITCHY DETAILS (RED SANTA):

Pattern: Celebrate! Santa 2015
Designer: Lizzie Kate
Celebrate! Santa 2015 - Cross Stitch Pattern
Fabric: 28 ct tea-dyed evenweave
Colors: DMC White, 398, 310, 987, 729, 758, 3712, 3778


STITCHY DETAILS (GREEN SANTA):

Pattern: The Elves Did It - Santa '17
Designer: Lizzie Kate
The Elves Did It - Santa '17 - Cross Stitch Pattern
Fabric: 28 ct tea-dyed evenweave
Colors: DMC White, 398, 310, 987, 729, 758, 3712, 3778



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Monday, October 22, 2018

Monday, Monday

Hello Friends!

Another busy one today in the studio!

The first ornament FFO is this O Come Let Us Adore Him from Country Cottage Needleworks. This pattern has always been one of my favorites for an ornament. I decided to make it a mounted flat ornament and use some really pretty Christmas homespun fabric to mount it on. The cording that edges the piece is twine because I wanted to give it a rustic feel. Then I just added some brown ribbon, a white ribbon bow and a snowflake.

STITCHY DETAILS:

Pattern: Let Us Adore Him
Designer: Country Cottage Needleworks
Let Us Adore Him - Classic Collection 6
Fabric: 28 ct tea-dyed evenweave
Colors: DMC 3031, 469, 815, 436, 437, White



The second ornament is part of a Country Cottage Needleworks sampler. I chose to just stitch the "Merry Christmas" and again, make it a mounted flat ornament. I had this beautiful fabric that I really thought would make the stitching pop. Then I added some white twist cord, a red ribbon, a white ribbon bow and another snowflake.

STITCHY DETAILS:

Pattern: Santa's Sampler
Designer: Country Cottage Needleworks
Santa's Sampler - Cross Stitch Pattern
Fabric: 28 ct tea-dyed evenweave
Colors: GAST Schoolhouse Red, Green with Envy; DMC White



I also started making these gift card holder / mini note cards for the shop and they've been selling (mostly via custom order) like craaaaaaazy. I have a few more custom order sets to get done today, and then I hope to get some new patterns in the shop later today.





The envelope itself is 2.5 by 3 inches, perfect to hold a standard-sized gift card. I also include a flat (not folded) note card, approximately the same size with the patterned paper on one side, so that you can add your own note along with the gift card holder. You can also send this note by itself without a gift card and just use it as you would with any note card. 



They're really cute. I look forward to sending my own gift cards out this way.



I also finished up some ornaments stitched by Robin. As always, I loved this set!





STITCHY DETAILS (LOVE TRIO):

Pattern: Love 2 Red, Love 2 Stitch, Love My Friend
Designer: Hinzeit
Fabric: 32 ct Antique White Jobelan
Colors: Stitch - DMC Ecru, 310, 610, 613, 645, 3740
Friend - DMC Ecru, 310, 931, 3750
Read - DMC Ecru, 310, 407, 632, 646

STITCHY DETAILS (SOLITUDE AND SERENITY):

Pattern: "Solitude" and "Serenity"
Designer: Hands On Design
Fabric: 28 ct Stormy Gray Jobelan
Colors: DMC 310, 938, 648, 3820, 3053, 3865, 433

STITCHY DETAILS (HARVEST BIRD):

Pattern: Harvest Bird
Designer: Plum Street Sampler
Fabric: 32 ct Vintage Country Mocha Linen
Colors: CC Caterpillar, Manor Red, Wilderness, 
Brandied Pears, Cinnamon Toast, Roasted Chestnut, Hazelnut

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