Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Super Hannah & Gingerbread Swirl Card

When I saw Brooke Nolan's free pattern for "Super Emma" on the DMC blog, I knew I wanted to stitch it.  Her designs always appeal to me.  But I had no idea of what I would do with the finish.   Recently, however, one of my Jazzer-buddies, Hannah,  expressed an interest in learning x-stitch, so I helped her get started and she just took the reins immediately.  She is multi-talented, very crafty and web-savvy so between You Tube videos and Pinterest, she's well on her way to discovering all the fun we stitchers enjoy.

Hannah actually resembles Super Emma with that gorgeous mane of black hair and looped earrings so that gave me an idea.  I stitched up "Super Hannah" and made her into a pinkeep with a pocket on the back for a scissors or crochet hook.  I added a few little button embellishments  for symmetry.  She's stitched on  Edinburgh Summer Khaki linen.  I gave the piece to Hannah last night so I can show it today.

Hannah is a body piercing specialist and you can see her photo on her company website, Cherryworks Piercing, to compare the real Hannah to the stitched Hannah.

If you would like to stitch this piece, click here for the free pattern.






Looks like San-Man will be around a bit longer in 2015 and we are all grateful for that. Sandy just released a series of small swirly gingerbread designs at the request of one of the members of her board.  I love gingerbread houses and this was so tiny and cute,  I immediately stitched it and made it into a card.  The other designs are just as cute, but I'll save them for another time.


16 comments:

Vickie said...

Love Super Hannah! The link did not work for me. :(
That IS a cute gingerbread house.

Mii Stitch said...

Love Super Hannah!!! The idea of the pocket on the back is brilliant (will have to remember that!) :)
I'm sure your friend was really pleased.
The little ginger bread house card is just yummy!

Sally said...

Lovely ornament and I like the gingerbread houses too x

Nurdan Kanber said...

I just love her and your great finish ♥
Well done

KimM said...

What a sweet pattern - and a wonderful finish!
xxx

Mary Ann said...

Super Hannah is adorable, and such a nice gift for a new stitcher! I love the little gingerbread house card--very cute!!

Margaret said...

That is adorable! I love her!

Annette-California said...

I love super Hannah and your darling gingerbread house. Your card turned out beautiful. love Annette

Preeti said...

Cute finishes!:)

Kissy said...

Great idea for Hannah!
Nice card!

Jane Galley said...

Super Hannah is brilliant, and looks fantastic on that stand. Great finish

Carol said...

You are always so kind in stitching for your Jazzercise friends/instructors, Annie--you are obviously a very close group :) Super Hannah really does look like your friend and I love the idea that you're introducing her to our beloved world of cross stitching! Hope she takes to it...

Glad to hear San-Man will keep going a bit longer--that gingerbread house is adorable made into one of your great cards.

Enjoy your weekend!

Sheryl S. said...

Cute gingerbread house. Lovely stitching.

Melanie said...

Ahhhhhhhhhh! Super Hannah is so great!! She's perfect. :)

Sandra said...

Hi Annie!!! You're right, Emma does look like Hannah. The stitching looks gorgeous.

I'll have to drop by Sanmanville, miss all the boards.

barbara said...

Love that Wonder Woman! :D