Christie SAL 2

I’ve just finished the second part of Faby Reilly’s Christmas stitch-a-long. She’s releasing a design every two weeks, they’re Christmas card size but I’m making them into decorations. The designs are gorgeous, this was the first one…Christie SAL Faby Reilly

I changed the colour scheme with that one as I’m a bit of a traditionalist at Christmas, I do like red and green with a bit of sparkle!

The second one is a beautiful snowflake design, I decided to use the colours Faby suggested with this one, though I did manage to use silver thread instead of gold by mistake! The fabric is actually the same as the one above, it’s not as grey as the photo suggests – winter lighting! I love the rice stitch border, it’s so delicate with the little bit of twinkle. I’d only used rice stitch once before and that’s on the Tall Year Square etui and they’re individual stitches which never seemed to look that neat, in a row like here they look much better.

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Having stitched the design I had to decide how to make it up. I felt early on that this design would look good on point, I found some lovely red and gold check in my stash, I cut it on the bias so I could get the squares on point as well. I sprayed it liberally with starch before I sewed it to stop the bias from distorting the square.This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is dsc_0009-1.jpg

I made a cord from some red and some silver grey DMC thread and stitched it round. I added a red bead on the corners and a dangly line of beads from the bottom. I used a few extra beads at the top to neaten up the join of the cord, I stitched both ends to the back and made it look like a mini tassel.Faby Reilly Christie SAL

I love this one, though I’m tempted to give it as a present, I’ll see how I feel when I’ve finished all four! I might not be able to part with it!!

I’ve already started stitching the next one, it’s a gorgeous Christmas tree design, so we’re back to the traditional colour scheme!This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is dsc_0010-2.jpg


About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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12 Responses to Christie SAL 2

  1. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    The snowflake is just the prettiest thing with that plaid backing. I can see why you might not want to part with it. Although I love snow the Merry Christmas one is the best to me. It is so cheerful.


  2. kathyreeves says:

    GOrgeous, now I can hardly wait to see the Christmas tree!


  3. nanacathy2 says:

    WOW! Lovely as always.


  4. Just beautiful! I like the silver thread mistake. I think the silver is perfect for the snowflake – gold not sure about that. These smalls are so darling…excited for the Christmas tress 🙂


  5. wybrow1966 says:

    Both beautiful, but I think my favourite is your first decoration. I just love the traditional colours.


  6. KerryCan says:

    The designs are so pretty! And i love the way you finished the one as an ornament!


  7. claire93 says:

    well done! lovely tree ornaments!


  8. Susan says:

    Wow, so pretty, both of them. If you wanted a little bling, you got it! Two gorgeous designs. It almost makes me wish I did cross stitching!


  9. Wow very pretty and what a wonderful gift or to be hanging you your tree or doorknob!

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  10. Oh how beautiful! I love your finishing touches!

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  11. CathieJ says:

    I like the traditional Christmas colors also. These two are gorgeous. I love how you finished the snowflake. Those beads are a nice addition.

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  12. rosejasm says:

    Fabulous! I love that you made your own cord!


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