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Duo Lapin - Tralala

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Hello peeps! Hope you're enjoying your weekend?!
Time to share my latest finishes with you all



First we have one of the first little rabbit from Duo Lapin from Tralala



Stitched on 28ct white evenweave fabric 2 over 2 Using DMC stranded cotton
Finished of as a pinkeep using fabric, trim & pins from my stash



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Then we have another little rabbit from Tralala This is the freebie Feb/Mar chart you receive with your order Yes, I have been a bit naughty and recently bought stash & gifts



Stitched on 18ct white aida fabric 2 over 1 Using DMC stranded cotton



Finished off as a mini pincushion using Tilda fabric & ric rac from my stash



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Happy Easter to you all!
Toodles, Mii

Spring exchange

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Spring is finally officially here!!!

So it's time to share with you a little private exchange that took place between myself and
Justine, from Justine's Cross Stitch

The theme was Spring

It was so hard to decide on what to stitch, how to finish my piece
and what to include in my little package...
This was promising to be a very exciting swap :)

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What comes to mind when you mention Spring?!
For me it's definitely Sheep & Daffodils...

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So, I've opted to stitch   "Moutons de Saisons: Printemps"
from Corinne Rigaudeau at Tralala

Apologies for awful pictures, if I'm not shaking, they appear to be blurry... Stitched on 14ct aida fabric, light rustico style Using all recommended DMC cottons as I did not have any Atalie's.



I tried to be adventurous with the finishing!
I thought it was a long time since I'd played with a zip...
So, I'd dusted off the sewing machine, refreshed my memory with a few zip tutorials and went for it!

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Brownbird Sampler - Bent Creek

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Never been too fond of samplers in the past, but as mentioned in one of my older posts, they are starting to grow on me!

So I have finally got round to stitching one!

This is Brownbird Sampler from Bent Creek

Stitched on 14ct aida fabric, light rustico colour.

I have used all the recommended WDW & GA overdyed floss - Yes, I have exceptionally ditched my favourite DMC cotton! -
It was really fun to work on and
I also had the opportunity to learn a few specialty stitches:

The Chevron stitch



The Rice stitch


The Long Armed Cross stitch



and the Open Herringbone stitch


My favourite was the rice stitch, doesn't it look lovely?

No proper "finish" this time, I believe Samplers owe to be framed. Well, this one anyway...

So it's going to go in my
"awaiting-for-a-decent-frame" pile
until I find something suitable... one day.

Toodles,
Mii

Simplicity - Little House Needleworks

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Hello Peeps!
Apologies for not posting earlier but our family had to deal with Life's latest hurdles...
On the bright side, I have a small finish I can share with you all!
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I have been stitching away on
"Simplicity" from Little House Needleworks



Stitched on 28ct Zweigart Brittney evenweave, pearl grey fabric 2 over 2 using all reconmended DMC stranded cotton



Finished off as a small cushion using printed cotton fabric, lace, pins & buttons from my stash







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I will be back soon with another finish Stay tuned!
Toodles, Mii