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Monday, 2 April 2012

Halloweening - Cross Stitch and Frame Done

Hi all!
I had a wonderful day :) I had lunch with an old colleague and then I met some people from the Create London group for a lovely afternoon of crafting. Sadly I only remembered what I had originally intended to bring to work on about half way through the crafting session and now I really have to hurry with my Easter crafts. I did knit a lot of practice squares though so soon I will be writing a post on those too.

But before we get to Easter, let's work on Halloween a bit :) Remember my Halloween 'Poof Hat' cross stitch? I finally finished it last week! Whoohoo! But then I still needed a frame and of course I couldn't just use any old frame. I still had one lying around but I didn't like it too much so I went to Poundland and a frame for £1, 

 This is my £1 frame. Pretty boring huh? Not for long!

 I added some purple glitter along the edges, and when that just wasn't Halloweeny enough I also added this orange and black polka dot grosgrain ribbon with MP. I also used gloss MP to make the frame a bit more shiny, it looks a lot less plastic-y now.

 From my trip to Stuttgart way back when I still had these little witches left which were just perfect to put on top of this frame :) Aren't they the cutest?

Now let's get back to the cross stitch after this wonderful frame. I want to show you the progress again in case you missed it before. 

 
 
 
 
This is where I last showed you, after finding the second last egg in St James's Park. Nearly done!

Since I was so close to finishing, I really wanted to be all done and frame this lovely Halloween cross stitch. Wow I do use the words lovely and wonderful a lot today. Sorry... don't mean to ring my own bell too much ;) Back to my cross stitch though. It took me a good few tries, but in the end I got the piece to be centered. Well, mostly anyway ;)

Isn't it cute? I totally love it :) The orange works really well in the end I think, and I'm glad I have both the ribbon AND the glitter. The witches finish it all off nicely :)

Plus it really matches my other MP Halloween frame on my desk which is looking craftier by the minute. 

I have already bought the next cross stitch pattern but still have to buy the threads. It's going to be a really big one so it will take a while before I can show you that one. For now, though, I'm extremely pleased with this one in the cute frame. Do you like it? I know I do! *huge smile*

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4 comments:

  1. oh I looove the cross stitch!! what a cute hat! Your making me want to do another cross stitch! I've just started knitting for the first time...Im making a simple purple scarf atm. I received your gift today...thank you so much! I love it! Love the cute box and card too :-) x

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  2. I love it! It's amazing what you can do with plain jane frames, but this cross stitched hat is simply adorable!!! Can't wait to see the next one.

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  3. Those are really fun! I love how you got that perfect frame then framed your own cross stitch. Love it!

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  4. Love your poof picture! and that frame is just perfect for it! - such cute little witches!


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