Saturday, 12 July 2014

Cross Stitcher In Residence - Lizzie Kate



I have a small finish to share with you all on this beautiful sunny weekend!




I have stitched a quick snippet called 
Cross Stitcher In Residence from Lizzie Kate

My model was made using all preconised Sampler Threads overdyed floss
and white Zweigard aida fabric, 14 ct

Finished off as a simple ornament using pink felt, cord & bead.
Cord & bead actually come from the price tags of my favourite clothes shop White Stuff
I knew by keeping it, it would came handy one day... The colours are a perfect match to the design


  

Apologies, my pictures are blurry as per usual :)

I'll come back soon with a few more finishes - RAK & teacher gift!

Wishing you all a lovely day

Happy stitching!
Mii

78 comments:

  1. Perfect! I love the colors and the sweet finish! :)
    Have a nice weekend!

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    1. Thank you for leaving such a sweet comment!
      Have a nice day!

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  2. What a lovely cross stitch so cute , hugs.

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    1. Thank you sweet friend.
      Have a stitch-tastic day x

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  3. This is such a cute ornament.

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  4. Lovely cross stitch ornament.
    Greetings Grit

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  5. Lovely finish.
    Happy Weekend, Manuela

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    1. Oh thank you for your visit & lovely comment!

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  7. Congrats on the cute finish Mii.

    Linda

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  8. Simply so beautiful...so cute xx

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  9. A very cute little finish - just perfect for you.
    Margaret x

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  10. Yours turned out great! I bet you can hardly believe my same piece I stitched is done up in pinks? ;) What a clever use for the cording and bead! GREAT!

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    1. Thank you very much, wishing you a lovely day!

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  12. Very nice!
    Have a nice weekend! :)

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  13. Oh my gosh that is a beautiful finish Mii! What gorgeous cord for a price tag! Glad to hear I'm not the only one who hoards, sorry repurposes, everyday items like that ;-) It definitely looks like it has found it's true home with this finish - well done! :-)

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    1. Thanks Helen!! I love the clothes at White Stuff but their price tags are always so cute.
      Sometimes they also have the cutest buttons or pins :) Who said cross stitchers were not eco friendly??? :D

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    1. Thank you Angela!
      Have a lovely day x

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  15. Super fantastic finish!!! Love your colors you used - Beautiful!
    love Annette

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  16. It looks great! I am glad I am not the only one who saves ribbons and other bits from tags and parcels etc - just in case!

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    1. Lol!! Exactly!! I'm so glad I kept this one, the colours are a really good match and it fits really nicely xx

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    1. Merci!
      Très belle journée à toi x

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  18. Lovely finish. The photos look perfect to me. I just love this finishing technique, could you tell me how you mount the stitched piece?

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    1. Thank you! I can't seem to take pictures, I'm always shaking!!
      For this ornament, I have used a piece of mat board (your can use cardboard, really!) and covered one face with matting. I used double sided sticky tape then I've laced my cross stitch finish. For the back, I've just placed a piece of felt & used pining shears.
      Don't forget to sandwich your ribbon or discreetly stitch some cording around the edge of your stitching and voila... Hope this was useful. Have a look at the twisted stitcher's tutorials, this is where I looked the first time I tried this type of finish. Her tutorials are really clear and simple.

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  19. Ravissante et pleine de charme cette petite broderie ! Bises

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    1. Merci Cathy!
      Bonne journée bien ensoleillée!!

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  20. jolie finition, j'aime beaucoup! j'avais brodé cette grille il y a quelques années mais je n'ai aucune idée ce que j'ai pu en faire! ;)

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    1. LOL!!! C'est ce genre de chose qui m'arrive aussi!

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  21. Great and sweet finish work :)

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  22. So cut and lovely !! It's very great !! Have a good afternoon !!

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  23. I love your beautiful stitching so much. Hugs from Germany, Jutta

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    1. Thank you Jutta, you're really kind!!!
      Congrats to your national team for winning the World Cup :)

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  24. we could all be hanging this in our sewing rooms....I love the summer for stitching something light...yours is lovely ...

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    1. Thank you! So wish I had my own sewing room!! :D
      Maybe when the little one leave the home nest...

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  25. A lovely finish. Great use of recycling price tag cording.

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  26. I'm pleased to know I'm not the only one that keeps tags from clothes for cross stitch finishing! :0) Your little ornament looks beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Christina!
      My initial plan was to use your technique and go for bead edge but as I really wanted to do some appliqué, this is how it ended :)

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  27. Lovely finish! Beautiful soft colors.

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    1. Thank you very much Irmeli. Have a lovely day x

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  28. Beautiful stitching! And I absolutely love the way you've finished it :D

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  29. Lovely finish! I think I might stitch this. :)

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  30. Looks gorgeous! Love your finishing! x

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  31. I have always loved this little design and it makes me smile whenever I see it stitched on someone's blog. Very nice finish.

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    1. Thank you Brigitte!! It is a cutie!

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