A Faby Fest for February

I was thinking about which cross-stitch smalls to put on display for February, last year it was all lovey-dovey ones for Valentines Day, but we have our wedding anniversary in March so most of them stay out for next month too. I decided to have a change this year and have a Faby Fest!

As regular readers will know, I’m rather partial to Faby Reilly’s designs and over the last few years I’ve stitched quite a few, I’ve several more patterns waiting to be stitched and of course I’m stitching the Anthea Calendar SAL at the moment…

Anthea SAL

I’ve not yet made January up as I’m quite taken with Del’s idea of making them into a book, of course I’m now wondering whether to do a facing page for each month too, thinking of a sort of wordplay design. I’m going to wait for February’s design before I make a decision.

I went through my smalls collection and pulled out most of my Faby smalls, there’s a couple of Christmas ones which are just too Christmassy though and a card I made for my mum which was never found when we emptied her house…

Even so I have quite a collection…

Faby Reilly designs

The box at the back is of course the Zoe box which was last years SAL, there’s also the Lizzie sewing wallet and mini biscornu which was the SAL from the year before. The bigger heart was part of the Christmas SAL but I decided I could get away with this one, it’s not too overtly Christmassy! The little heart was a freebie design on facebook last year as was the autumn wreath.

There’s three humbugs on there, the gorgeous poppy one and also the two little holly and mistletoe ones, they usually hang on my tree at Christmas, they look so tiny next to the poppy one!.

At the front there’s the lavender bag and sachet which went with the card I made for my mum, the card at the back was an anniversary card I made for my OH, still waiting to be made into a small of some kind….

If you fancy joining in the February Faby Fest, feel free to leave a link in the comments.

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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15 Responses to A Faby Fest for February

  1. anne54 says:

    Seeing them all together is a lovely idea, as you can really see the delicacy of her deigns.

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  2. Teri Sanfilippo says:

    Are the instructions for the Zoe box available. My granddaughter”s name is Zoe, would love to stitch it for her. Thanks, Teri


  3. claire93 says:

    lovely to see all your FR stitchings together – they are all beautiful

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Karrin Hurd says:

    Love seeing all your beautiful stitching!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Sharon says:

    I love everyone of them ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  6. kathyreeves says:

    They really show her wonderful style when you see them all together!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Mary says:

    Thank you for sharing the Faby Reilly designs! I love them all!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Faby Reilly says:

    They all look fantastic – so beautifully finished!!! What a super collection youโ€™ve built๐Ÿ˜ – I feel very honoured to see them all on your special display table ๐Ÿ˜Š

    Liked by 1 person

  9. suemreed says:

    Thanks for sharing. Love the little wreath. Was this A Faby too?

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Kim Sharman says:

    How gorgeous all your Faby Reilly pretties look gathered together. You have stitched some lovely things. I have always loved the little box.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Lynne Frankham says:

    Beautiful Smalls. I’m particularly fond of florals, so it was a pleasure to see your lovely stitched flowers.

    Liked by 1 person

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