I just finished a cross stitch project! I’m pretty pleased with how it came out. I saw an ad for a pattern in Cross Stitcher magazine for corgis but I couldn’t get the right edition, so I was so glad when I found out the pattern was on their website! It is SO CUTE. The original pattern didn’t have a tail though, and since I’m making this for my grandma and her corgi/jack russell has a very character-filled tail I had to add one on. I was worried about doing that so I didn’t work on it for a while, but I just put the tail on and I think it came out pretty well. I’m not 100% sure about the outlining since it was meant to be in dark brown and I didn’t bother buying one, but I think he’s cute anyway.
I’ve also got a few more projects lying around that I haven’t done anything with yet.
These ones are also from Cross Stitcher magazine (I really like that magazine. It’s not all kittens and fairies). I did the bird on a train in Norway and the Santa in Evidence lectures last summer. I’m planning on putting them on Christmas aprons, I even bought the fabric last year but I ran out of time so I’d better find time this year.
This was my first go at sewing on evenweave instead of aida (nicer but more effort). There’s a couple of mistakes in it, which makes me grumpy, but I’ll cope. I thought I’d turn it into a Christmas decoration. The pattern is from Modern Folk on Etsy. I love all of their patterns and want to make them all, if only I had the time.
This one took me so long to do. Like, years. I bought the pattern in Scotland in, I think, 2007? I think I just found it boring to do with all the lines and it never seemed to get anywhere… But I’m really pleased with it now, so it was worth it. I think I’ll frame it, the other suggestion was to make it into a pillow but I’m not brave enough to do that after the time it took to make. The pattern is from Textile Heritage – I’ve bought quite a lot of things from them on various trips the UK.