Needlebook for Cathy
I offered to stitch for CathyB as a replacement for an exchange she was in 'Trip Around The World' on SBEBB . It was pretty difficult for me to find something very English that I liked and to make a 'small' from. I decided on this Thatched Cottage as we have lots of these here in England and it was also designed by a British designer I like 'Helen Philips'. The design was in a recent edition of one of our cross-stitch magazines but I changed all the stated colours and added the 1/1 sheep as we have a lot of those here too ;-)
For the back I used a Union Jack flag from a Brightneedle design I had, I changed the colours of that too and stitched our initials to personalise the piece. As for the finishing which is completely handsewn this was also down to Brightneedle as I took the instructions from an exclusive class piece they had once done, although theirs is round and a bit tinier than mine...mine has been made more oval to follow the shape of the design I used and is a touch bigger. Saying that it really is tiny still, maybe just the size of the pictures you are seeing at the bottom here, below you can see what it looks like when is is tied fully shut.
Enjoy your Sunday and thanks for visiting :))
I have been asked about doing a tutorial for the finishing of this little needlebook but would feel very unsure doing so as it is from a Brightneedle exclusive class piece that I bought some time ago and would be covered by copyright. So sorry on this occasion I cannot help.