Sunday, April 22, 2018

Land That I Love


Hello friends!

Just FFOed my newly stitched Land That I Love pattern by Lizzie Kate. I changed a lot of the colors to make it blend a little bit better with the nautical frame that it's mounted in. The frame has a dry-brushed white and grey effect complete with nautical roping -- I just love it!


I stitched this piece on some dyed evenweave and then chose to mount it on some simple blue-grey polka dot fabric. It seemed a little too bare when I mounted it inside the frame so I opted for a little bow I made from some American flag ribbon I had lying around, and then popped in a blue and white striped cover button.

STITCHY DETAILS:

Pattern: Land That I Love
Designer: Lizzie Kate

Colors Used: 
DMC: 729, 816, 930, 932, 3024, 3031, White 


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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Berry Basket



I am absolutely in love with this little berry basket! I had this little green porcelain strawberry holder for some time now and I knew exactly how I wanted to finish it, but it was always off-season when I would think about it. I've been on a strawberry kick lately so it seemed like the right time to actually put my design into action. I'm so glad I did because it's just too cute! 

The basket itself is only 5 inches by 5 inches but would look adorable on a shelf with some of those trendy fabric strawberries I've been seeing --- which started me on this strawberry kick to begin with.I just love it all!

STITCHY DETAILS:

Pattern:  Summer Smalls
Designer:  Lizzie Kate

Colors Used:
DMC: 729, 932, 3364, 3685, 3687, White

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Dogs Leave Pawprints



Hello Friends!

Just put the finishing touches on this mounted flatfold. The design is "Dogs Leave Pawprints" from Lizzie Kate. Being that I'm a dog lover myself, this pattern has always been one of my faves. I don't usually substitute any colors, but for this specific FFO, I wish I had because I went to go put the flatfold together and realized that out of my entire fabric stash, I somehow didn't have a matching fabric. Luckily, I was able to find some homespun that coordinated nicely. Phew!

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Spring Celebration


Hello friends!

I had a very productive finishing day in my art studio yesterday after having a not-so-productive Monday. I'm hoping it will continue!

I absolutely love these seasonal celebration patterns from Country Cottage Needleworks. They are available in every season, and you can stitch them with or without the themed phrases that come beneath this pattern. Since I had another one of these wood pallets in my stash that matched the aqua just perfectly, I went with another pallet finish.

The only color substitution I made was the lime green. I kept it in the banner, but switched for a little less bright green in the grass (I believe it's 581 from DMC). I switched the colors of some of the other elements, too (i.e., the door), but kept the called-for colors as charted. 

Really cute spring finish!

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