Thursday, 23 April 2015

A daft little cross stitch

2015SmallsSAL

I'm joining in with the Smalls SAL again this month.  I doubt anyone remembers, but I've been stitching a series of little bunnies.  Each one was a standalone stitch found on a cover "gift" - one of those "free charts" leaflets that pass as a gift (on the front of a magazine full of free charts!), the only details I have is that it's from Cross Stitch Collection but I have no idea when.



This month I stitched Tiff (and then took a very blurry photo).  The real Tiff wouldn't really wear a dress, I mean, obviously not, she's a rabbit, but as I'm anthropomorphising her, if she were a walking, talking, clothes-wearing bunny, I doubt she'd wear a dress.


Here's all four bunnies together.  When I'd finished, I added their names underneath using an alphabet from Cross Stitch Keepsakes and Cards by Jo Verso.  It felt like it needed something more, so I added the row of carrots using a pattern found in 555 Cross Stitch Designs.  I carefully counted the threads, then counted the number of stitches in a carrot and figured out the spacing in between to have carrots all the way across.  Then I stitched the first carrot and somehow added another row.  I had to re-calculate, but it just wouldn't work out, so the final carrot is half eaten.


I put Ellis in the wrong place, Tiff and Colin don't live together, in fact, when they met, they fought.  Colin was the hardest bunny to stitch due to his colouring.  If you want to know what these bunnies really look like, there are photos in my sidebar, or search my tags for "real life bunnies".


I think Harry and Ellis would be friends if given the chance.  The sit in their runs and look at each other sometimes.  Aaah.  


19 comments:

Pamela said...

Very Cute!

pennydog said...

Oh that's awesome! Where are you going to hang this?

SuperMomNoCape said...

All your cross-stitch bunnies are adorable and I think the half eaten carrot is perfect!! Sometimes those happy accidents give a piece that extra little touch that we might not have thought of adding otherwise.

Rhona said...

I love the half eaten carrot! What a great way to get it to fit in. Hope all the bunnies get along and there's no more fighting:)

Sarah in Stitches said...

Oh they are so cute! I remember you starting this. So nice to see them all done! :D

Sandra :) said...

Harry and Ellis probably make googley eyes at each other all the time - they're star-crossed lovers - like Romeo and Juliet ... Brad and Angelina ... Liz Taylor and Richard Burton - their love will endure *forever! ;) I love your design decision (don't argue!) to do half a carrot - it's perfect in that project :D The buns are adorable :)

Rachel said...

I like the half-eaten carrot - a very neat solution!

Jane Galley said...

love the half eaten carrot, seems very appropriate somehow

ukcitycrafter said...

These bunnies are SO cute! Great idea to add the carrots.

Celtic Thistle said...

What a great use of your free charts. Colin sounds like a tough bunny :)

Martha said...

Oh my goodness I can't get over how cute those bunnies are and the carrots! Love it!

Alyssa F said...

Love the bunnies! Congrats on your finish

Pam @Threading My Way said...

I wouldn't have noticed the half eaten carrot if you hadn't pointed it out. Looks totally like it was meant to be. Your bunnies look fabulous, Wendy!!!

Małgorzata Zoltek said...

Very Cute!

Hazel D said...

I love the half eaten carrot - adds even more character to a super cute finish

Marexstitch said...

I agree with everyone the carrot boo boo was the perfect fix! Adorable!

Deb said...

Sweet! Love your carrots!

prettylittlethingsinabox said...

The rabbits are soooo cute and I love how you've stitched the names and the carrot boarder. ;) ~awesome

Peggy said...

Adorable!
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Peggy
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