A Little Sunshine

This one was a pretty quick make, I started stitching on Thursday as I waited for my physio appointment, finished it on Sunday, and made it up yesterday. It’s another facebook destash pattern!! The pattern is an old one (2008) from Shepherd’s Bush called Scatter Sunshine, it’s a nice happy design and quick to stitch too. The pattern calls for overdyed threads but they do give DMC alternatives which is what I used mostly.

Isn’t it pretty? It’s also meant to have nine tiny buttons on of bees, flowers, bugs and birds, I’ve got a couple of what I thought were tiny bee buttons by JABCO but they looked enormous so I embroidered the extra bees and just left the others blank. JABCO (Just Another Button Company) buttons are gorgeous but here in the UK they aren’t easy to get hold of and they are very expensive. There’s a lady on Otley market who sells buttons and jewelry so she’s going to have a look if she has anything suitable.

I found a pretty pink floral cotton in my stash, initially planning to have the cotton just at the bottom. I added a length of rickrac, but when I stitched it up I thought I liked it better with a little bit of pink on top too…so I undid the two ends and restitched them with a top border…

…then I didn’t like the rounded sides, it just needed something else!

After a good rummage in my trimmings drawer I decided cream mini pom-pom trim would work. I stitched it straight on to the sides. It’s not a brilliant finish but the alternative was to take it all apart and stitch a new back on and I didn’t feel it was bad enough to warrant that! No ones going to look at the back anyway!

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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10 Responses to A Little Sunshine

  1. tialys says:

    There are very few things not enhanced by some mini pompoms. I was actually looking at some rather lovely p.j.s the other day similarly embellished and am putting them on my birthday list.


  2. Jane M says:

    This made me smile it is just gorgeous and your bees are lovely too.


  3. Beautiful, both the stitching and the sentiment xx

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  4. It’s delightful. You are so quick with your needle

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  5. I love your cross stitch without buttons and with the mini pom poms 🙂 PRECIOUS!!!! Thanks for sharing 😀


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  6. Cathie J says:

    Wow, you stitched that quickly! I love the way you finished it, The pom-pom edging is so whimsical.

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  7. Karrin Hurd says:

    Love seeing your beautiful stitching

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