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 years..so 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 card...now 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...