Sunday, 6 December 2009

Cross-Stitch Needle Case

I’ve just finished my latest cross-stitch project ..... and it’s my first attempt at a needle case. It’s based on this ‘Bent Creek’ sampler

I liked the style of the alphabet and the vines, but I wanted to do it in nicer colours that would match the fabric I wanted to use, which is ‘Blackbird Design’ fabrics.
This is at the construction stage

And this is the finished needle case - front and back!

I wanted it more oblong in shape rather than the square ‘Bent Creek’ design, so I extended the pattern and then added my initials.

Quite a nice finish, even if I say so myself!!


Colleen said...

Very cute! That is a very nice pattern and I love the colors you used with it.

Karen said...

Very well done. I like the colors you used.

Heckety said...

That's lovely! I agree that the letters are attractive, bit different to the usual style of cross-stitch lettering.

Simone said...

Aren't you clever adapting the design?!!! I like the springlike colours that you have chosen.

Solstitches said...

You've done a beautiful job on the needle case Julia.
Very creative and I love your choice of colours. The BD Harvest Home fabric line is so pretty.

Patti said...

Julia, It is not quite a nice finish ... It is a STUNNING finish. So tell me when are you starting your finishing service? Lots of Love Patti xxx