Three quick finishes to show on the stitching front. Every time I see something adorable on a blog or Pinterest, I have to drop everything and stitch it up directly. Especially since I can do a lot of the little ones right from the Nook without printing.
The first is a fabulous design by Erynne who has re-entered the blogging world as 'Stitcheree'. She has generously shared some of her great designs with us. This one is called Creepy Hollow and just begged to be stitched for a Halloween card. I love that crazy moon and the little skulls on the house. I re-worked it a little bit to replace the tombstone with a cauldron and I added a crow to balance out that side of the piece. I had those eyelets for some time and the crop-a-dile turned them into quick embellishments.
I had printed out this little design by Maria del Valle at Alarttexx some time ago. It was perfect for a circular cut-out to frame on a card. A little bit of ribbon and a couple of stars was all I needed to touch it up.
This little quaker stocking design is from Zinaida at Hearty Craft. I had it saved for a long time, but it just recently popped up on Pinterest and grabbed my attention. This is stitched on 35 count linen, a fairly loosely woven type so it was easy to sew up those curves and manipulate the fabric. I just used a little interfacing for stabilizer, but no added batting. I sewed on a row of red beads along the top that don't show up all that well in the photo. Super-quick finish and flat enough to mail in a regular envelope!