Long before I was a crafty person, I could cross stitch. I don’t recall when I learnt, or who taught me. It’s just something I’ve always been able to do. It used to be the only craft I could do. I haven’t really done any in a long time though, because I now do a LOT of different crafts.
But I had to include a little cross stitch piece for this little series. Can you tell what it is yet?
I got a bit more work done, then realised that I had completely screwed up. I hadn’t centred it right, and it wasn’t going to fit on the damn piece of aida.
Not that you have any clue what it’s supposed to be. I could show you the pattern, but I’ve had a bit of an idea on what to do with it. It’ll be a later blog post, and I’ll show you the pattern then.
I decided for this Halloween series to go for something a little simpler. It’s also a little easier to tell what it is after the first session.
I did some messing up on this piece too though. I didn’t have enough of one yellow to do the entire moon…
..so I decided a variagated effect would look pretty good. That’s not where I messed up. I lost track of the shape of the moon, and decided it would be fine fudged. But it looked wonky. So I tried to adjust it, and failed. And then again, and failed.
I ended up drawing up a pattern, and the moon ended up pretty huge. But it still looks good.
Since I’d finished that one quite quickly, I decided to do another piece. The problem here was narrowing down which one to do. I’d collected a few (and by “a few” I mean “a lot”) of patterns from Pinterest and other places online – completely ignoring the large collection of cross stitch patterns I already have. But I settled on this cute little potion bottle.
When I finished I decided it looked a little lonely…
…so I added another bottle.
And then another one. With a little bit of surface for them to sit on.
I added a cloud of background…
…and finished it off with a thin outline.
Doing these little pieces has certainly reignited the cross stitch bug in me. I’ll definitely be doing more soon.