I have been wanting to make something from this book for ages...
I got it for Christmas and it's right up my street. If you like Tilda books and Cath Kidston then you'll love this too! There's sewing, cross stitch, crochet and even paper craft.
Finally I decided upon a beautiful cross stitch rose pattern, quite a small, but enough to keep me busy over a couple of evenings.
I dug out my supplies and got cosy -
I used a 14 count natural aida - I have tried evenweave and it required a lot of concentration and eye squinting! I'll save that for when I know I'll have time to work on projects during the daytime for a better light. But I'm happy with the look of this natural coloured aida, it worked perfectly with the threads I'd chosen.
It worked up fairly quickly, although with so many different colours working up such a small area there was a lot of time spent changing threads etc.
Finally finished -
I knew I wanted to hang this in my recently decorated shabby chic bedroom, but I wasn't entirely sure how to display it. I've been collecting frames specifically to use for my handmade projects and remembered a lovely gold 'scuffed' one I got from Tiger a while ago. It's rectangular and the rose looked a little lonely in the frame all by itself, so I dug out my box of ric-rac and crochet lace and chose some that went beautifully.
Et voila! My lovely picture now hangs beside the bed - next to my other handmade lovelies!
My aim is for this little patch of handmade loveliness to grow over this year :)