Sunday, January 3, 2010

Hearts and flowers humbug...

A new year and time for a new 3-d shape. This is my first cross-stitched humbug. I wanted to see how the designs are laid out so I would understand how to select patterns on my own later. This one wraps perfectly and even has a cute little heart that meets at the underside seam. It's very easy to stitch up using the biscornu whip stitch method over a back-stitched border line. Especially easy on linen since that fabby is so flexible. In keeping with green efforts, it's stuffed with re-purposed thread-clippings (i.e. orts).

Here's the pattern, a freebie from Hearty-Craft. I think her stitching and finishing are much better than mine, but I'm pretty happy with the result.






25 comments:

Miss 376 said...

Annie, that's beautiful. Love the shape and the colour. Can see this as a stitchin fingers swap!

karenv said...

That turned out really sweet!

Annette said...

What a cute little humbug!!
Love de design

Nancy said...

Beautiful! I love your choice of pattern and color.

Lee said...

It is delightful, specially the little heart at the seam.
Thank you for sharing.
I have made a slightly different shaped humbug will share it with you sometime.

Daffycat said...

Such a beautiful finish, Annie! Congratulations! Isn't it fun learning something new!

Ranae said...

Annie, That turned out fabulous, love the purple.
You are a inspiration last year, and this year is going to be even better

Rachel S said...

Love it! Very pretty.

And I like the idea of stuffing it with orts!

Very cool

BeckySC said...

You did a great job, Annie :)
Sending hugs :)

Jackie said...

The heart at the seam is a really nice touch.

Your stitching and finishing are fantastic! I'd love to have some finishing lessons from you!

Carol said...

You are always so creative and brave about trying new things, Annie--it looks just lovely! (Great color, too!)

mbroider said...

That humbug is very cute, nice finish!!

Happy 2010, Annie!!

Vinniey said...

It's beautiful, Annie! Thanks for sharing this new idea! :)

Siobhan said...

That is too cute! I always love seeing what you come up with.

nima said...

wow...humbug looks very cute...neat finishing

Michelle said...

The Humbug is so cute!

Happy New Year!

Mylene said...

So neat and perfectly finished, Annie. Well done!

AngelSan said...

this is lovely , and it's a lovely pattern to use ! I love the detail of the little heart at the back joined by the sewing...

Pumpkin said...

That is just lovely Annie! I see nothing wrong with your finishing. Very beautiful :o)

I like your idea for the stuffing. LOL!

Tammy said...

Oh wow, that is gorgeous!

Little Rabbit Miniatures said...

A beautiful humbug, love the colours!

Paula C. said...

Wow! I was just looking over your blog and you have done lots of beautiful work! I especially love all your altoid tins! I have a good stash of tins but have done nothing with them. I should get busy!

Ginnie said...

Very sweet, must try one of those myself some day!

Sandra said...

Oh my!!! Such a delicate piece, love it! The design is perfect for a humbug and the color is lovely!

BTW Love your blog's new look. Very artistic.

patternnuts said...

Wow, your humbug is gorgeous!