Wednesday, 18 June 2014

I LOVE my cross stitch


I'm preparing for another PTA summer fete this Friday and have made lots of little things to sell. I was originally planning on making some of Hadley's beautiful key fobs but as I was ordering supplies (hardware from MamaSheCrazy) I found some stripey webbing in another Etsy shop and thought that was an even quicker make! I got some neutral webbing as well to make pretty with fabric but as time was pushing on I decided to totally cheat and just use a decorative stitch on my machine to embellish them. They look pretty cute and I made a bunch of them very quickly.


I'm also getting on with the ottoman, it's hard doing all the construction after having so much fun making the top (I was going to save it to show until I finished the whole thing but I loved it so much I already posted on Instagram and then remembered I haven't shown it here - I feel terrible, like I've gone to the dark side. Sorry!). I used DMC soluble canvas to cross stitch this LOVE pattern based on the design by Robert Indiana.



Now a clever person would have thought about doing this before quilting but I didn't! So it was hard pushing the needle through at times but totally worth it.


Now I'm getting the side part quilted, in between working on everything else I'm doing. It's all straight line quilting but it's a long piece of fabric so I just do a bit when I want some easy sewing and then stop when I'm bored!

I need to write a proper WIP post and see where I'm up to with my Finish Along list so I'll try to do that next week. For now I'll crack on and try to get some finishes.

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WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


24 comments:

  1. totally love your colorful key fobs, can you tell where you got the metal parts for them

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  2. Love love love - love that cross-stitch!

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  3. How fabulous Lucy. Look forward to seeing it finished up

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  4. Ditto to the request for the source of the metal for key fobs

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  5. I love the idea of the stitching on those key fobs!

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  6. Love the Love!! That is going to be such a cool ottoman! Your key fobs are fobulous!!

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  7. Love the cross stitch. You are very patient!

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  8. What a clever idea to stitch on the key fobs! But my goodness! I had to look and look again at the LOVE on the ottoman top! I can't believe it was done by hand! It is soooo perfect, Lucy! Amazing!

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  9. oooh, that love cross stitch is amazing!!!

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  10. The key fobs are a great idea and look really good. Hope they all sell.

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  11. I love me some cross stitch too! Lucy, it's beautiful!

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  12. Sorry! You get two disjointed comments from me today. Love the idea of a deocrative stitch on webbing. It's so pretty!

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  13. oh yes, the centre of the footstool looks great! Cross stitching through a quilt sandwich can't have been easy!

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  14. I just did my first summer fete. Actually it's the first I've ever been to since i just moved to London last summer. Well I made back the price of the table plus £5. I am anxious to see how well you do. those fobs are lovely. I was thinking of getting some hardware and then trying one more time during Christmas fayre time to see if I do any better. Good luck! Take pics. :)

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  15. The key fobs are really fabulous. :) Very clever to use webbing and the decorative stitching is a great detail.

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  16. Great idea with the fobs and I love the ottoman, sounds like a big project.

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  17. Clever! And not quite so clever, but looks lovely xxx

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  18. The key fobs look great done in the stripes, super fast idea.x

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  19. ooooh, I have a photo taken at easter of hubby and I standing under that LOVE sculpture in Philadelphia. that's an idea for my next anniversary present

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  20. Love the decorative stitch on the key fob idea, and your 'love' pouffe

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  21. Your poor finger but yes it looks like it was worth it! Looking forward to the ottoman reveal!

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  22. I love those key fobs!! The stitching on the footstool top looks wonderful!

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  23. Your poufe top looks great! Love the cross stitch feature. I managed to resist the FQS discount shipping. It was hard work though!

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