Sunday, 6 January 2013

Flower Fairy card

I've not done any cross stitch since I finished Blossom Splendour. I really feel like I've lost the stitchy bug and haven't had the motivation to start a new project. I was having a little tidy up of my craft stuff over the holidays and I realised how many of the free kits that come with magazines I'd stashed over the I picked a few out that caught my eye with the intention of getting back to some serious stitching. Whilst deciding which one I was going to do I came across a Flower Fairies I really dislike fairies...I don't know what it is about them as I adore most other fantastical things. Despite my dislike...I decided to stitch it as my nan loves fairies and I thought it would make a nice thank-you card for her.

Here's my progress so far..

It's stitched on 16ct aida and there are a surprising number of colours for a free kit so it's taking quite a while to stitch. The fabric is too small to fit into a frame so I'm finding it quite difficult to work with and my stitches don't look very neat either :(

There's not much actual stitching left - then it's onto the back-stitch which will bring her features out..she looks so blank right now ^^;

This will be my fist time making a stitched piece into a card. The kit came with a patterned mount...thing which I'll just have to attach to a card blank I think...should have one of those lying around somewhere...


  1. Hi, returning the following! I stitched this card last year. It is NOT an easy stitch!

    I did moan about it alot LOL.

    You should join in with the Grow your Blog Party on the 19th, there's a link in my sidebar. Or join my Secret Stitching Sweetheart Bloh Hop. Both great ways to get new followers!

    1. Hi :) I know what you mean about all the colours! Even using a day-light lamp it was a nightmare ^^

      The Secret Stitching Sweetheart Blog Hop is such a sweet idea :)


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