September Smalls

I’ve realised I have a hole in my smalls! That is, I have a gap in the designs, I have nothing that’s autumn themed! I have spring in abundance, lots of summery ones, Christmas ones, Valentine ones, but no autumn and as we’re well into September already I can’t see me having much time to correct it this year…

I don’t really do Halloween, and we’re not that into pumpkins, so I’ll just have to keep my eye open for suitable little cross-stitches.

In the meantime I decided to go for more autumn colours, with a few variations as there is still a fair bit of colour around in September…

cross-stitch smalls

…so my favourite bumble bee came out. I’ve made him twice already and have requests for another two more!

bumble bee cross-stitch

The September small is from Snowflower diaries, I love the two barn owls. They are hauntingly beautiful birds, I’ve been lucky enough to see them in the wild on a couple of occasions. At the moment I’m trying to quickly stitch October as this is as far as I got last year!

September cross-stitch

The creamy white cat is a very fine cross-stitch from over 20 years ago, it sat in my worksbox all that time as it wasn’t quite square enough to frame – such things don’t matter as much in a small.

Needlepoint cat pillow

The purple and green abstract one at the front is one of those QR codes you see on all sorts of things. If you scan it it says ‘Love is patient, Love is kind.’

Love is Patient QR code

The little house is another one from years ago, it was a pattern in Inspirations magasine, it’s a thimble case. The little bead you can see under the front door is the catch for the hinged bottom.

Never give up is a Lizzie Kate design, I love the colours and the saying.

Lizzie Kate Cross-stitch

…and I’ve turned my Tall Year Square etui box round to the autumn colours;

Tall Year Square Etui

I’m not sure what I’m going to do for October’s display, we shall see!

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 September Smalls

  1. magpiesue says:

    Love those owls. And the thimble case is darling. Maybe you can find some leaves to stitch for next September? Or fall flowers? Leaves would work for October too. I’m sure you’ll find something appropriate!

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  2. What beautiful stitching!!! I am sure there will be some lovely fall leaves or happy pumpkins joining along in the future!😊❤️

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  3. nanacathy2 says:

    These are all so pretty. I especially like the thimble box.

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  4. OH I am jealous – such pretties!


  5. Jane M says:

    The QR code is so clever. Beautiful colours on your Tall year Square


  6. mandycurrie says:

    Hello Margaret, I love the thimble case, it’s so delicate. But they are all great displayed together. I would love to make a whole pile of smalls like that. What an inspiration. Regards Mandy xx


  7. wybrow1966 says:

    Ooh, love the little house!


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