Monday, October 7, 2013

Cross Stitch Christmas Tree Ornaments

Another Craftster swap inspired these gorgeous cross stitch snowflake Christmas Tree Ornaments, and yes I know it's not even Halloween yet!
I like to get crackerlacking with the Holiday season as early as possible, like perhaps Summer, and sometimes those same projects even get finished before the big day!

I have a real obsession with all things Red and White for Christmas and definitely need to make a whole set of these. The 70's girl in me could not resist throwing some mini pom pom trim on for good measure.
The pattern for the large (2 inch) Hexagon comes from
 Cross-stitch  by Dorothea Hall

The teeny tiny snowflake design is courtesy of my favourite Cross stitch book A Rainbow of Stitches by Agnes Delage-Calvet, if you haven't had a sneak peek at this book yet then head down to your library and give it a thorough thumbing to. It's chock ful of the sweetest, most delicate, vintage inspired as well as modern designs. All in one colour which really showcases negative space.
 I literally cannot get enough of this beautiful book, the photography inspires you to recreate every one of the projects and although the book features Embroidery designs too I much prefer the Cross stitch designs. My one criticism of the book is that it doesn't give amounts of floss required for the projects in the book. Since you're going to be purchasing one colour to complete the entire chart it's important to buy from one dye lot, if you don't know how many to buy how can you do that?

Two more tiny cross stitch snowflakes even smaller than Milk bottle tops! There was just enough Aida fabric left over after mounting the Hexagon to make both of these.

Some recycled and refashioned sewing on its way x


Ruby Murray said...

These are adorable!

Ruby Murray said...

Love the vintage feel of these! So lovely. The bobbles make for the perfect border.

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