Final Small of the Year!

A couple of years ago I was given a little cross-stitch kit, a pretty little chamomile flower, I felt it had quite a vintage feel to it with the general style of the design. When I opened it last week it had clearly been in someone’s stash an awfully long time as not only was the copyright 1990 but the needle was so rusted into the fabric that I couldn’t actually remove it!! I had to cut it off, luckily it was right on the edge so I didn’t lose much of the fabric. It was also lucky that neither the fabric nor the threads were affected by the rust.

The evenweave fabric is a lovely oatmeal sort of colour and the design didn’t take long to stitch up at all.

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I decided to make it into a mini pillow, I found a co-ordinating fabric in my stash and some soft green lace which contrasted nicely, picking out the green of the leaves. I looked for a suitable green in my embroidery silk box to make a cord, typically the one that matched perfectly wasn’t long enough! I ended up using one length of that one, mixed with another two greens. I couched it round and used it to make a bow at one corner.

Chamomile Cross-stitch

I enjoy making these little cross-stitch smalls, they’re quick and easy to do, a bit of fun!

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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16 Responses to Final Small of the Year!

  1. claire93 says:

    a perfect finish!

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  2. sandidureice says:

    Happy New Year! Love your posts.

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  3. Serinde says:

    Lovely! I don’t suppose you’ve thought about a mini pillow tutorial for those of us who have never done this sort of thing? (Or a pointer to someone who already has!) BTW, have really enjoyed your blogging over the past year, and I do scratch my head trying to figure out where you find all the time to do the variety of crafting and dressmaking and quilting that you do so beautifully! Happy New Year (when it comes, as we superstitiously add up here in the Frozen North)!

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  4. tialys says:

    I love all those little cushions you make – so pretty.

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  5. Catherine says:

    What a sweet little design! and a funny story to go with it about the needle! All the best for 2019.

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  6. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    Seeing these sweet little pillows you make is making me think about some small pictures I embroidered years ago. They are sitting in a basket awaiting some attention. Dare I start a pillow project with them? Maybe this new year I will. I wish you a happy and productive new year.

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  7. jaya says:

    You make it all sound so easy! 😁

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  8. Anne says:

    That is really beautiful – perfectly finished. I love it.

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  9. CurlsnSkirls says:

    A lovely addition to your collection. You always do such a wonderful and creative finish for these! Happy New Year! πŸ₯³

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  10. kathyreeves says:

    Another lovely addition to your collection!

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  11. mandycurrie says:

    Hello Margaret and a Happy New Year to you and yours. What a lovely little design to make into a little pillow, so cute. Regards Mandy xx

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  12. rosejasm says:

    Fab x do you keep all your little cushions? I have a vision of a sofa or bed with loads on x (One if my goals!)

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