Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Cottage Finished!

Well, it took me longer than I expected...(doesn't everything?) but I finally finished my little embroidered cottage! I added some roses to it. That little overhang above the door just screamed climbing roses to me. So I just freehanded some vines and then did some little red french knots. Whatdaya think?

Now I just need to decide what I want to do with it. I'm leaning toward making it into a pillow. You know, using various prints for the borders to give it a shabby chic look. And then maybe a crocheted ruffle border... but a store bought one! I'm not very good yet at doing dainty crochet items. I love how they look. Just can't seem to manage that tiny of a crochet hook yet.

Sooo... Now it's almost the fourth of July. wow... Where does the time go.  I've got the house a little bit decorated this year. I wanted to do some bunting, but had to choose between sewing that or the embroidered cottage...and you know what I

 But I do think I have time to make some cute little red, white and blue...summery, star spangled place mats that will be good for the whole summer...  not just the fourth.  It uses an Ohio star in the corners, so it's not just American. But if you like, you could easily replace that with a little Union Jack! Gotta get them cut out today if I expect to  use them by the fourth...of this July, anyway.    

It's quite cute. Go have a look! I think you'll like it.  If I can get round to cutting it out today, I'll come back and post pics.  Meanwhile... let me know if you've done your own cozy cottage embroidery, yet...  Hope you're having a great day where ever you are... and getting some lovely crafting of your own done!                      Love & Happiness ♥ Kate~

1 comment:

  1. I love your work and your cabin. :) You left a comment on my blog, Prettyflies Crochet, in July and I didn't know how to answer a comment back then. You were interested in learning Irish Crochet. You can join the Irish Crochet Lovers yahoo group and also the sister group by the same name on . The crocheters there are so willing to help people learn. :) I wanted to send you a private email, but I couldn't figure out how to do it. LOL