Wednesday, 17 February 2016

birdie embroidery

I got three lovely little birdie kits for Christmas.  (I actually got more kits than that, but just three in this series).  They are from Nancy Nicholson and are beautifully presented.  Each kit comes in a little cotton bag.  You can also embroider this though I haven't got round to it yet.


Inside is all the thread you'll need (though I added some as I wanted some different colours), a stitch guide and the pre-printed fabric which is printed in full-colour as the embroidery is sparse.  


These kits are definitely suitable for beginners, but also great fun for those of us that have some embroidery experience.  I didn't stick exactly to the stitch guide, but chose different stitches in some places as the fancy took me.


I bought three flexi-hoops on e-bay to frame them. I would have loved wooden ones but you can't get them in the right dimensions for these little kits.  Now I just have 2 more to stitch up, but I've told myself I can't do any more until I've finished some WIPs.  Wonder how long that little promise will last?

21 comments:

Pamela said...

How sweet! These look like perfect little kits.

Ninu said...

its beautiful! cant wait to see the whole set

Cath said...

These kits look great fun. You've done a good job on the first one. I can imagine it's hard to resist the temptation to make a start on the other two :-)

Christine said...

What a super kit, the finished embroidery is delightful

Christine Barnsley said...

What beautiful kits Wendy and the one you have finished looks beautiful in its frame! Christine x

Kerryp77 said...

Oh that's lovely. I can imagine you are itching to do the other too. It looks lovely Framed in the hoop too. Hope you're feeling a bit better too.

Ellie Foster said...

What a lovely project. (I think you should just go for it and do the others too, but then, I have no willpower!) I have just had a look on the website and am totally smitten by the cat embroidery - it is on my wish list!
Best wishes and happy crafting (whichever project is next)
Ellie

Stacey @ bakercourt said...

Your embroidery is beautiful, it will make such beautiful wall art! I love those flexiframes, they give you such great tension when you're stitching. Looking forward to seeing the next two in the series :) x

D1-D2 said...

The kits are adorable.

Madfabriholic said...

So cute!

Samantha said...

So cute!

Rachel said...

It does look as though you had fun with it!

margaret said...

a beautiful embroidered bird what a great designer to have come up with such a charming design, look forward to seeing the other two

Jane Galley said...

love the embroidery, makes for a very pretty hoop

Flickenstichlerin said...

Looks so cute, lovely stitching.
Greetings,
Sylvia

Sharon - creativity and family said...

Cute, I love the idea of being able to embroider the bag too.

quirkyhannah said...

Ohh those are so beautiful! If they don't take long to do you have them done in no time!

Sarah in Stitches said...

Oh my goodness, these are so cute! I might just have to look into buying some for myself :D

Anita said...

such a pretty bird! lovely kits and I like the bag too.

Sheryl S. said...

This is lovely Wendy, think I´m going to have a look at these kits.

Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers said...

That's adorable! I hadn't heard of Birdie kits or Nancy Nicholson so I've just opened up her website. Interesting......! :)