Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Liberty in Blue Jeans

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Today I FFOed my small "Liberty" sampler. I found this really cute frame at a local shop and loved the fact that it looks like blue jeans. I knew that the design had to be small enough to fit in the opening, and luckily had a Lizzie Kate liberty sampler in my possession that would fit if I made a few adjustments. 

The frame itself is pretty heavy (not sure what material its made of but -- definitely not a light one). I had to change almost all of the colors in the design to match the frame, but I think it all worked out. Super cute, easy finish!

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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Free Digi Stamp - Pot of Gold

Right click on the image and choose "Save As" to download this image. Enjoy!

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Bunny Meadow

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I just LOVE this new finish! I stitched up this cute pattern "Happy Bunny Bunny Day" from Trilogy, opting out of the ABC sampler and border. I'm pretty sure I changed all colors except for the white but it's stitched in all DMC floss.

I had found this really cute frame at a local thrift store and decided to chalkpaint it a farmhouse green color before sanding off some of the edges so it looked a little more rustic. The stitched piece was the perfect size, so I just added a mat of homespun (which can be a pain in the neck to work with because of the nature of the fabric itself) and then added a small bow for the corner. Super cute and ready for spring!

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Spring is in the Air

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Just moved another springy-themed finish off my desk and it sure does feel good! I don't usually complete a lot of pieces that are primarily pink, but -- tis the season. 

The pattern is another one from Country Cottage Needleworks. It's called Bee Joyful and I only made a couple color changes, mostly in the leaves which I wanted a little bit more vibrant. I didn't finish the top of bottom border, or the words because I wanted to make sure it stayed in a square shape (the finished stitched piece is approximately 5 by 5 inches this way). 

The reason I wanted to keep it square is because I already knew I wanted to use one of my newly chalk-painted frames. Much like my Easter Peep, I mounted the stitched piece to some pink fabric, and then mounted the pink fabric to coordinating floral fabric. The stitched piece has some white cording around the edges to make it pop and then I just added a pink bow with a cover button center.

The backing of this frame is just brown kraft paper, but I added a rope for easy hanging. 

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Easter Peep

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Today I finished my Easter Peep piece using one of the square frames I had chalk-painted the other day. I went with a soft aqua color to pull out the color of the chick's scarf and hat accent. 

I matted some beige and white fabric to the back of the frame and then mounted the Easter Peep design to the front of that. I went back and forth on what else to add to accent the piece, but ultimately decided to just go simple on this one. 

I did, however, decide to add some twine rope to the back just in case so that there was an option for it to be hung on a wall instead of using it as a shelf-sitter.

The design is called "Easter Peep" from With Thy Needle and Thread and it's stitched on some evenweave I dyed. I didn't make any color substitutions, but I did omit the second flower (on the right of the peep). 

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