Last month on facebook I spotted a lovely cross-stitch of a kookaburra which someone had stitched. My OH is Australian and loves the sound of a kookaburra so I decided to stitch one.
The design I had seen was a kit by Fido Stitch Studio, they have an Etsy store with a huge range of cross-stitch kits of their lovely designs. There are lots of birds and animals in beautiful detail for such little designs. I ordered the kookaburra and a wren, the kits are about £9 each including UK postage, which I think is very reasonable.
I stitched the kookaburra first, he’s pretty cute for such a funny looking bird! The fabric supplied in the kit is 14 count aida, I used a 32 count linen instead in a slightly buttery cream, I prefer stitching on linen and this also had the advantage of making the finished stitching slightly smaller.
The design stitched up really easily, the chart was clear, there were over twenty different colours so it made sense to sell it as a kit, rather than just the pattern.
Here it is, a kookaburra…
… isn’t he cute! He measures 2.75″ by 3.5″ in the linen, so a nice size for a cross-stitch small. I’ve a few cross-stitches waiting to be made up so I think I need a session one day.
I quite fancy some birds to go in my collection of cross-stitch smalls, I don’t think the wren I’m stitching next will be my last.