Saturday, 30 November 2013

No self control

I just can't help myself. There is no excusing this type of behaviour. I simply have no self control.

Ever since last month's Cross Stitcher magazine, I have been on pins waiting for the new issue to come out. For one thing only. A cushion with a deer on it. A deer that is wearing a red bow. I have no defence against a design like this. So this happened...

(some threads and cushion pad not shown, because, in my excitement, I forgot them)

I cannot wait to stitch this. For some reason I was expecting it to be a large design, but the cushion pad is pretty small so hopefully it shouldn't take too long to stitch. I can't decide whether it needs a red pom-pom trim or not...

Whilst flicking through the magazine and advert caught my eye. It was for an online shop called Laa Laa Land. All I can say is, the lady who owns this shop certainly saw me coming *lol* Such pretty designs! I could stitch everything, no problem. I was going to buy a kit, but decided to buy just a chart and buy the materials separately. I actually ended up getting two charts, but this is the one I'm going to stitch first...

(naturally I had to buy a new tin to keep my wools in...)

The charts are sent to you by email as a pdf file that you can then print off or you can work directly from your computer/tablet. I'm so happy that I have a printer now (I've even bought some fancy paper especially for printing off charts)! It's not practical for me to work from my laptop so in the past I've had to give 'download only' charts a miss - now there are so many more things that I can stitch *yay*!

I also cannot wait to stitch this! I'm going to make this in to a cushion. I still need to decide on a backing fabric and to get some pom-pom trim and a cushion pad. 

I'll have to flip a coin to decide which one to start first!


  1. The little deer is so cute.

    Have a nice weekend, Manuela

  2. It's ok. We understand. Charts and kits n bits n bobs just JUMP into my cart. I don't know how it happens but before I know it... ;)

  3. The cushion from Cross Stitcher is on my "to stitch" list too!

  4. I've fallen in love with that little deer too, but so far I'm resisting. I say go for the red pompom trimming, but I'm a pompom kind of girl

  5. The little deer is adorable :)


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