Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Christmas Stitchery

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One of my other passions is embroidery and stitcheries so I thought I would share a little Christmas project that I finished a while ago:

I bought this little kit when I went to a Craft Show (and them promptly forgot about it.....Free Smiley Courtesy of!) so it has sat in my stitchery box for goodness knows how long!!  The original designer was Melissa Grant of Giggle Buttons.  Giggle Buttons has since been sold to another lady and the Giggle Buttons trading name no longer exists and is now called CheraBella Buttons.   Please note I have never bought from CheraBella Buttons so I am not recommending them - I am simply passing on the information in case you are interested. 

The Christmas Tree is a ceramic button which came with the kit and if you peer closely at the top, bottom, left and right sides of the burgundy diamond, you will see that I stitched on some tiny little gold and burgundy beads. 

I blanket-stitched around the burgundy hearts and the words were embroidered in burgundy stranded cotton using backstitch with a french knot at either end of the words.

The only things that didn't come with the kit were:  the border fabric, the fabric backing (I just used calico - from Spotlight), the batting (inbetween the top and bottom layers of fabric - from Spotlight), the wire hanger (from EBay), sewing threads for sewing the various pieces of material together (from Spotlight), and the mini green clothes pegs (from Riot Art and Craft - about $2 for an assorted pack of colours).

Finished size is 5-1/4" square or 13.2 centimetres/132 millimetres if you are metric.

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Jackie said...

What a pretty hanging. I'm afraid that any kind of stitching is beyond me, I don't even sew buttons back on when they fall off, I just stop wearing the item!!! :o)
Jackie xx

Jeanette M. said...

So beautiful! And I just love that ceramic Christmas tree button!

Anita said...

This is so pretty Jocelyn. I'm happy to see you're finding more crafty time ;)

Merry said...

That is so sweet....lovely stitching. Reminds me I must go looking for some of those special hangers you have used.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah Jobear, this really adorable too - love the love hope joy peace around it all and the colours of course just perfect - great work loads of love, Shaz in oz.x

Anne said...

Stunning! Clever gal!

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