April Smalls

It’s a new month and we’re not long into a new season as well, so I’ve a fresh set of cross-stitch smalls on display. I’m trying to keep it fairly seasonal so there is a lamb, a gosling and a fluffle of bunnies too this month as Easter is approaching and we’ve also seen rabbits on the back lane for the first time in years, it’s nice to see them but also slightly worrying when it’s so close to the garden!

I display my cross-stitch smalls on a burr elm dish which is very shallow, I’ve decided five or six is the optimum number…

April Cross-stitch smalls

I stitched the April small last year, it’s from the Joyful World SAL by Matya of Snowflower Diaries, I’ve still to make the last three so I need to start stitching those sometime over the summer or October will be here before I know it!

Joyful World by Snowflower Diaries

I stitched the Hello Spring one and the cute rabbit with a daisy over the last couple of months, I made the most progress on Hello Spring when I was stranded on a train for five hours! It’s free design from the website Il Est Cinq Heures. It wasn’t the easiest to stitch as it’s cross-stitch over one thread – not my favourite! The daisy rabbit is designed by Dany Chevalier, there’s a cute one of a rabbit with a daffodil too which is on my to do pile!

The two light blue ones with the jumping rabbits and a gosling were stitched over twenty years ago, they were on a bib (rabbits) and a nappy pin cushion, a few weeks ago I had a bit of session and turned baby cross-stitched things into smalls.

baby cross-stitch

The little blackwork sheep at the front is in the collection as the fields are full of tiny lambs at the moment, all gamboling around in the sunshine! I stitched it last year as a practice run for a blackwork square I volunteered to stitch for my Embroiderers Guild.

Blackwork Sheep

I’m enjoying having my little seasonal display, it means they all have their moment of glory, rather than just being sat in a cupboard. I think I need to stitch a few more summery ones 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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8 Responses to April Smalls

  1. It may have been a fiddle, but the ‘hello spring’ design is lovely… my favourite of all of them, I think. April here has arrived with sunshine and rain and a surprising hail storm today; not quite the sort of April shower we would normally expect.

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  2. magpiesue says:

    I so enjoy seeing these smalls. I especially like the blackwork sheep.

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  3. kathyreeves says:

    That sheep is a wooly delight, but I’m in love with those sweet bunnies hopping along

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  4. wybrow1966 says:

    Loving little foxy – a great way to welcome in the spring!

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  5. Love the sheep and the smalls are sweet. My favorite image is the one at the end with the flowers and sheep pillow!

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  6. tinaor says:

    They are cute. Loving the Hello Spring one in particular. I just wondered what you do with them all – the monthly ones are like a little stitched reminder of what part of the year it is – a little stitched ‘calendar’ of sorts!

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