Happy Handmade Monday everyone!
It has been a few weeks since I last contributed something crafty to Wendy’s blog…I blame the looming house move (D-8) and my general lack of energy coming home after work and 4 hours of commute. But, behold…I have at last managed to put the finishing touches to my latest cross-stich creations!
For my new readers here at Made in Suisse, you can read here about how I conquered my fear of cross-stitching thanks to a present from my friend Vic back in April. Since then, I have stitched 2 postcards in September and I have just finished another lot. The giraffe was cross-stitched. The little pack from Hobbycraft contained the pattern, needle, canvas and threads. This is my third cross-stitch pack from Hobbycraft and I am seriously addicted. They are very fun to make.
The pack for the second postcard was also a present but came from Boundary Mills in Yorkshire (England) and also contained everything needed to make the card, including the envelope and frame for the card. This wasn't done using cross-stitching but rather a single diagonal stitch in each square (technical term anyone??) and I did not find it quite as easy as cross-stitching. Because the desgn is rather full as well, I fear that my irregular tension may have distorted the picture a bit. I am also convinced that the frame for the card was bigger than it should have been hence the not-so-perfect fit in the picture below. Still, I was pleased with the end-product considering it had taken me hours to get there!
I know, this isn’t much in terms of crafty achievement in the last few weeks but it will have to do for now! If you need a bigger fix of crafty goodness, go and visit the Handmade Monday page!
Until next time ;-)