Sunday, 5 August 2012

A different kind of bunting

A while ago (in this blog post) I showed you a cross stitch I was working on from the gorgeous Cross Stitcher Homestyle bookazine. 


When I started this particular pattern, I whizzed through it, averaging at a flag a day...until I came to the last flag....where I sat stalemate for a good few weeks before mustering up a burst of enthusiasm to finish the final flag!


 Well, *finally* it has been finished and framed, and hung up!


I chose slightly more pastel shades than the book suggested and I think it has turned out beautifully!  I particularly love the floral flags, - very Cath K!

Since I was in a framing mood, I also filled a collage photo frame I'd bought a while ago and got the OH to hang both at the same time.  This wall also has a doorway which leads to the dining room - as you can just see, there is fabric bunting over this doorway - I think it looks great next to my new pictures!


Since my cross stitching mojo has returned I also stitched this cute little card up for a friend last week -


I used my sewing machine (and an old needle) to sew the aida onto a green card blank.  I love this effect! 

We're off on our hols at the end of next week so I've been buys collating some hand sewing and some little treats for myself while we're away, but I'll save those for another blog post :)

12 comments:

  1. Love the cross stitch bunting Rachael!I might have to steal that idea for the craft room!!

    Especially love the card ;o) x

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  2. Rachel your cross stitch bunting is so pretty.
    Dx

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  3. Beautiful bunting! What a clever effect.

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  4. Oh I do love your cross stitch bunting! So cheerful and modern! Mandy :)

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  5. Love the cross stitch bunting. I haven't done any cross stitch for ages, I used to love it.

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  6. I love it! I have ordered the bookazine but it hasn't arrived yet. You should link this up with Needlework Days, show it off!

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  7. Gorgeous! I always hit that flagging feeling near to the end of projects, I don't know why because it's such a rush to have something finished and looking lovely! :) x

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  8. Gorgeous bunting picture - love it!
    Maria x

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  9. Looks stunning, really turned out fab :)

    Hugs, Estelle xx

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  10. the bunting cross stitch is just adorable. I really fancied a go but I don't want to splash out on the bookazine because usually it's a compilation of projects from the magazines and I'm a subscriber. Hmmm, wonder if they published it in the magazine at some point...

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