Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Here Comes Santa Claus! - Lizzie Kate




 These past few days I have been stitching away on a Christmassy design.
Just to start getting in the mood... 




It is an "oldish" design from Lizzie Kate called
Here Comes Santa Claus!

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Cross stitched on 14 ct dark rustico aida fabric,
using charted DMC threads.

 


 For once I dared swapped a colour!
White Wisper from Rainbow Gallery went out and
plain DMC blanc was in!!

Fur/hair effect or not,
I think it's silly to pay over £3 for a skein of floss!!!



I have used the provided white & green buttons for Santa's coat.
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My model was finished off as a small pincushion
using the same fabric for the back
and the addition of red & sunrise coloured pearls for the edge.




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Don't forget about my Lizzie Kate Giveaway With A Twist,
there is still time to enter if you're not afraid of commitment!
Toodles,
Mii


126 comments:

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    1. Thank you very much Fanila.
      I am so pleased with this finish, it is just perfect :)

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  2. Love your santa, I love the dmc white it stands out ,good to watch the £s where yoy can. hugs.

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    1. Thank you June!
      I'm sure it would have looked better with the "fluffy" floss but I find DMC already overpriced considering it's made across the water but £3!! Seriously?? No thank you.

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  3. Your Santa looks stunning - Beads make it more attractive ♥

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    1. Thanks Nurdan!
      The pearls really finish this design off nicely, I agree with you.

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  4. Great finish. He looks wonderful with the DMC white. I often change colours in charts to use what I have or what I can easily and reasonably purchase.

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    1. Serve me right for stitching American designs :D
      In UK we sadly don't have as much choice but yes, I plain DMC it still looks lovely!

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  5. Me encanta Mii, es un diseño precioso, realzado con esos botones y piedras. Besitos canarios.

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    1. Thank you!
      It was a fun stitch and certainly put me in the mood for the approaching Festivities :)

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  6. Cute! You don't often see an ice skating Santa!

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    1. Oooh Heather, didn't you know that Santa is magic!! :D
      I just smiled when I first saw this design and knew I had to stitch it :)

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    1. Thank you Caitlin, I am delighted with this finish.
      Someone even snapped it up on my Etsy shop. It was only listed for a few hours :D

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  8. What a cute Santa design! Beautiful finish,too.

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  9. Que bonito, te ha quedado precioso me encanta el dibujo,besitos

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    1. Thank you Matilda for your lovely comment :)

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    1. Thank you Shannon.
      I think I'm ready for more winter theme stitching!

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    1. Thank you so much Annie, you are so kind!!

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  12. Lovely little ornament.
    I like it.

    Greetings, Manuela

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    1. Thank you Manuela!
      I'm looking forward to more wintery finishes :)

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  13. Adorable!! Congrats on the finish!!

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    1. Thank you Katie, have a lovely day x

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    1. Thank you Kate, I'm so pleased with this finish :)

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    1. Isn't it just??
      Already sold out on my Etsy little shop too... I'm so happy someone will enjoy it :)

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    1. Thank you!!!
      So sweet with its skates on :)

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  17. He's a lovely Santa, well done x

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  18. He looks lovely! You've reminded me that I stitched that design many moons ago but never finished it!

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    1. Yes, it's a 2005 design but it's just so cute!
      Better look out for yours and finish it of :)

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  19. Very nice work! Yes, mood is important! :)))

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    1. Yes, now definitely in the Christmas mood and ready for an other project :)

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  20. Oooh, this is such a cutie!

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  21. Congrats on the adorable finish Mii.

    Linda

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    1. Thank you Linda.
      LK designs are just the best :)

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  22. Totally cute and definitely should get you in the holiday mood!

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    1. Oh yes!!
      I've already started some little snowmen...

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  23. Very cute! Nice beading job too.

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    1. Thank you very much Shelly.
      Really enjoyed your lovely comment :)

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  24. Beautiful! Love the beads you added. love Annette

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    1. Thank you sweetie.
      I think they finish the piece wonderfully ;)

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  25. I had to convert that £3 to USD, o my goodness! That skein better stitch itself for that price lol.

    He looks adorable; I like his mustache :D

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    1. I know! All that for a little effect!!
      Glad you approve and like my little Santa :)

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  26. It is beautiful! Love the pearl border :)

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    1. Thank you Preeti, I love using beads/pearls for edging, it always looks fab :)

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  27. Ce mettre en ambiance!c'est exactement les bon mots!
    Et tu as raison ,car il est adorable,ah que j'aime cette période de l'année!
    Je pense que tu vas lui donner de la compagnie!il le mérite ce migon petit papa Noêl!
    Oh,ho,ho Bizzzzz

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    1. Oui, bien sure!!
      Je suis sur les bonhommes de neige maintenant...

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  28. Another really cute design and another beautiful finish. Well done! :)

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  29. Beautiful stitches and the beadwork is really beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Lillie.
      I am so pleased with this finish :)

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  30. Trés joli ce père Noël !
    Bises

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  31. J'adore ta broderie et sa finition... Une de prete pour occasion!!!
    Belle journée

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  32. che bella l'aida rustica! Hai fatto bene con il filo, il White Wisper si sfilaccia e non è così bello

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    1. Thanks Irene for your lovely comment!

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  33. Śliczny Mikołajek,piękne wykończenie.

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  34. Lovely, I love LK designs and you finishing is great!

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    1. Thank you very much Angela.
      Have a lovely day!

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  35. How cheerful Santa Claus.Beads on the edge and the buttons are a nice addition.

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    1. Thanks!
      I love doing beaded edges ;)

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  36. He looks wonderful! I agree with you about the price of the thread...that seems a ridiculous price! Love the beaded edging - I just saw something like that on Pinterest and was thinking of using that idea when I eventually get round to doing something with my stitching ;)

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    1. Thank you!
      It's so simple and the end result looks just adorable ;)
      I'm sure you'll have fun giving it a go!

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  37. What a funny Santa! The finishing is great.

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  38. qu'est-ce qu'il est beau ce Père Noël, les petites perles tout autour, c'est trop mignon, j'espère que la famille va s'agrandir, la mère Noëlle, les lutins, les rennes, parce qu'on adore tes petites broderies bonne soirée

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    1. C'est vraiment gentil, merci!!
      Je ne sais plus quoi broder... j'ai trop de grilles qui m'attendent, pleins d'encours et mon petit cerveau ne suit plus!!!

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    1. Thank you very much for your lovely comment!

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  40. Lovely, fantastic! I love LK designs and your finish is wonderful!

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    1. Yes, LK designs are simple & addictive!!
      So much fun to stitch ;)

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  41. Lovely stitching and great finishing Mii :)

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  42. beautiful stitches...as always I expect nothing less..

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    1. Thank you so much, you are really kind :)

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  43. Love it! I have some of this aida in my stash.....never imagined it ould look this good stitched up!

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    1. Hehehe!! I wasn't really impressed when I first saw it in the shop but decided to go for it & hope for the best!! Well, I must admit I am pleasantly surprised :D

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  44. Wonderful stitching and finishing. Love the design.

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    1. Thank you Andrea!!
      It's quite an old design but just fell for it, it's so sweet!!

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  45. Love, love, love this snowman finish. Great job. Glad I found your blog :-)

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    1. Thanks for visiting and leaving a lovely message!
      It's not a snowman but more of a Santa :D I'll let you get away with it for this time :D
      Have a lovely day!

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  46. il est joli ton papa noel j'adore bizzzz

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    1. Merci Véro!!
      Te souhaitant une très belle journée, pleine de petites Croix!!

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    1. Thank you Mary, glad you like my little Santa :)

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  48. another lovely X-mas piece!!!!
    beautifull

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    1. Thanks, I really loved this one... It's now sold and gone to the USA!!

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    1. Thanks sweetie!!! I loved this one. It has now found a new home in USA!

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