Tuesday, January 24, 2012

January's craft: Cross stitch

January seems to have flown by incredibly quickly - so I'm finding it a little tight to get the first of my monthly craft posts in. This year I'm going to try and complete a project using a different craft each month and to start me off I've been working on a little cross stitch project.

This little cross stitch kit is was the free gift that comes with the Cath Kidstone "Stitch" that I got for Christmas. The kit is to make up a simple little purse on some pre-printed canvas fabric. To help keep your stitches lovely and even you are also provided with a little piece of dissolvable cross stitch cloth. Once I had finished working the cross stitch design on the front of the purse I got to rinse the canvas in water and see the dissolvable stuff magically disappear. Before finishing up the purse I also added a piece of white felt to the back of the design which will hopefully help prevent any of the thread at the back of the work getting pulled.

Pretty and quick - my favourite type of project! Now I wonder what I shall do for February?

3 comments:

MummyCat said...

Looking good! I'm looking up heart patterns again- I seem to be doing that a lot at the moment...

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

I've hardly done anything recently, I did start a Jan Constantine cushion from a kit but haven't got very far yet. Maybe by next Christmas...

tangled_web said...

That is so dinky and cute!