February Smalls

Yesterday I changed my little display of cross-stitch smalls with the beginning of the new month.I’m rather enjoying putting together these little groups, deciding which can stay and which to change. They’re all together of a burr elm bowl, which isn’t perfect shape wise as it isn’t really deep enough, but I love having a use for such a beautiful piece of wood.

This months smalls predictably have a valentine’s theme running through them, although luckily it’s not all red!

The snowdrop one is the only one to stay over from January as they are all just coming into flower at the moment. I made this one last winter. It was a very old cross-stitch that actually said lily, I thought they look much more like snowdrops so I unpicked it and changed it.

Cross-stitch snowdrop

I made three valentine themed ones last month…

Cross-stitch smalls

Of course the February small from the Snowflake Diaries set is out, this is one of my favourites with a pair of mallard ducks.

Joyful World February cross-stitch

The little red one on the left is one I made years ago, like about twenty years ago! I seem to remember it was a Just Nan kit. I was so pleased with it at the time I made my mum one as a present. She hung it on my dad’s carriage clock handle and it was still there when we cleared her house, so I have two versions now!

Cross-stitch smalls

I’m getting quite a collection of cross-stitch smalls to choose from now!

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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9 Responses to February Smalls

  1. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    These smalls are just darling. They really are inspiration to someone like me that would love to try something like this. Surely I could learn to do this.

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  2. I am falling in love with your smalls. I have so many projects but these are so cute I am leaning towards doing some for gift giving πŸ™‚

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  3. claire93 says:

    how organised you are, getting your little monthly smalls basket up to date!
    I have 4 seasons banners I stitched a few years ago, with the idea of changing the banner on display each season. I’ve had the Winter banner in the living since xmas 2017 and the Autumn banner is on display in my sewing room permanently lol.

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  4. wybrow1966 says:

    Those ducks are so cute!

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  5. I am starting to suspect you never sleep as you are one very productive crafter! πŸ™‚

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  6. Penny Joann Harrison says:

    Thanks for sharing this with us. I love the smalls and will watch for more of your posts.

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  7. Catherine says:

    Another lovely collection! I love the idea of changing displays each month.

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