Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Let It *Fake* Snow!

 Hello Friends!

Today I'm posting the last two pieces I have displayed in my winter hutch decor in the kitchen area. (If you follow me on Instagram you've probably already seen the hutch in pieces.)

I finished January Sampler of the Month by Country Cottage Needleworks as a baking tin finish to replace my Baked Goods finish from Christmas. To fit the size of the tin, I had to remove the two layers of snowflakes in the pattern -- which was a blessing because I HATE stitching snowflakes. I also removed the "January" marker. I do this with all of my monthly marker patterns now so I don't have to switch them out each month. Instead, I can keep them out for the whole season.

The stitched piece is matted with some black and white gingham and attached with a magnet since I use this tin in my decor a lot. I added some flocked greenery, a bow and a snowflake button to the top to jazz it up.

Fabric: 32 ct Vintage Country Mocha Lugana

CC: Black Coffee, *1 strand of Deep Fennel (w 1 strand 598)

WDW: Cocoa

DMC: 3363, 3853, 347, White

The second finish was January Stamp by Lizzie Kate. I just stitched the snowman and changed all the colors to match the rest of the decor in the hutch. Then I matted it with more black and white gingham and attached it to the side of this olive bucket I found at Hobby Lobby. I needed to fill it with something, so I found these small fake snowballs at Amazon and threw them in. It's the closest I'll come to snow here in Phoenix! (No, I don't miss it if you're curious!)

Fabric: 32 ct Vintage Country Mocha Lugana

DMC: 598, (1 strand each 3848, 3849), 310, 3853, 347, White

I also added these adorable gingham snowmen from Gena's Country Accents on Etsy to my display this year. They're just sitting on top of this aqua stand I found at HomeGoods. I just love these little snowmen!

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