Saturday, 17 May 2008

Simple Stitcheries

These little cottage garden stitcheries are what I have been working on over the last few weeks. They're very basic, but the pictures are so cute and the colours are beautiful. They're also just little. The basket of flowers would be lucky to be the size of my palm. So very quick, for an impatient crafter like me!

Now I have myself a dilemma! How to frame them. In the past I have used just little cheap wooden frames from the Warehouse that only cost $2.50 and have used the glass itself to put behind the fabric. I'm not sure this is the best or wisest way to frame these little cuties. If they were dropped, the glass would smash. Although the glass would be enclosed, you'd have to re-frame.

So...does anyone have any fantastic ideas or tips for me? I'd love to get these framed and then decide what to do with them! I showed them to Mrs Martin the other day and when she asked what I was going to do with them I said "I have no idea, but they've kept me occupied!".

Ooooohhh, other stitching news....I was looking at the Cinderberry Stitches blog the other day and have convinced Mrs Martin that she needs to put another order in (because I want the Tea Party for Madeline stitchery) and found a free pattern there for a little Springberries needle case. I'm stitching the little Springberries picture and I think I'll just make that into a mini wall hanging. Again, don't know what I'll do with it, but it was so cute and I just love the characters that Natalie comes up with.


Kez said...

They are so cute! Well done!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous work Tracy, wish I had a crafty bone in my body, instead it's a green thumb lol

I found your site via another blog link, it's great, will be back!


Anonymous said...

Oh these are just adorable Tracy! I love the middle one with the little veggie patch! Well done!

Love, Tina :)

Tracy said...

Welcome Molly :)

I like the vegie patch too Tina. I have two other cottage & vegie garden ones I'm about to trace onto fabric.