Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Fall Minis

Hello Friends!

Aren't these just the cutest?? They're both from Scissor Tail Designs and I decided to stitch up both included patterns and finish them to match.

The first one is finished as a mounted flat ornament using some olive green and tan homespun fabric.  I made cording out of 3011 and then attached a jute cord before adding a bow and cover button.

The second one was finished a dough bowl filler (no hanger) and I pretty much finished it the exact same way except that I went with an orange/tan cording.


Pattern: Pumpkin Topiary
Designer: Scissor Tail Designs
Fabric: 32 ct. Vintage Country Mocha Lugana
Colors Used: DMC as charted

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Home Sweet Haunted Home

Hello Friends!

I found this cute pattern in the new Just Cross Stitch Halloween edition and knew I wanted to stitch it right away so I found some leftover hand-dyed purple/grey fabric in my stash and dug right in!

It's finished as a mounted flat ornament with black and white homespun fabric and I used Halloween ribbon for the bow. Super cute easy Halloween finish!


Pattern: Home Sweet Haunted Home
Designer: Cassandra Cavalca Conforti
Fabric: 28 ct. Purple/Grey Hand-dyed Evenweave
Colors Used: DMC 310, 976 and White

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Monday, September 9, 2019

Latest Batch of Custom Finishes

Hello Friends!

I've been working on knocking out some custom finishes for stitchers these last few weeks with the most challenging being the Glitter Village by Country Cottage Needleworks stitched beautifully by Sam. The linen she stitched them on is the called for piece but is so much prettier in person. Just gorgeous!

I used a white glitter fabric for the mounted flatfold and edged it with white cording, and then attached the stitched pieces to the front and edged them with coordinating pastel trims and bows wit snowflake centers.

The second set was from Mary. The Prairie Schooler Santas are my absolute favorite. No one does Santas better than Prairie Schooler!

And last but not least is Andrea, my biggest enabler. I said no to these Word Plays by With Thy Needle and Thread over and over again and by the time I FFOed these four pieces for her, I kitted up my patterns and bought the same tray for me so I can finish them the same way. This is how it's been, finishing for Andrea. 

Andrea and I talked about ways she could switch these pieces out each month without too much trouble and/or storage issues, so I decided to go with the magnet method so she could easily change them out each month. I do something similar with my Country Cottage Needleworks monthly cottages, and it just makes life so much easier.

I found a tray at Hobby Lobby that was THE perfect size for these pieces (so I bought two knowing I'm going to copy her) and then used different coordinating homespun fabrics for the backgrounds and then just added some ribbons and embellishments on each.

I also finished this cute little pumpkin piece from Shepherd's Bush as a flat wall hanging for her.

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Friday, September 6, 2019

Halloween Night

Happy Friday Friends!

I just finished 9 pieces for other stitchers and while they're sitting in my pre-shipment pile, I FFOed up this Halloween Night piece I stitched and finished the other day.

I bought this frame at AC Moore when I still lived in Connecticut and I thought it was perfect for this piece because it's purposefully roughed up on the edges and since it was already black, I figured it would be perfect for Halloween.

I added some black and tan homepun fabric for the back to give it that primitive look that I love and added the stitched piece on top of that. I made some cording out of black DMC and edged the sides of the stitched piece with it. Then I made a bow out of Halloween ribbon I found at Michaels and added  little pumpkin button center. 


Pattern: Halloween Night
Designer: Heart in Hand
Halloween Night - Cross Stitch Pattern (with beads)
Fabric: 32 ct. Vintage Country Mocha Lugana
Colors Used: DMC as charted except I stitched the words in 310

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