Time for the monthly Smalls SAL check-in run by Heather of Stitching Lotus, who's back in blogland and has posted catch-up link-ups for April, May and June if you want to pop along.
The theme of Christmas in July is becoming quite popular in various forms of craft so I thought I would do the same. This little kitty comes from a set of six ornies (well, three that have also been reversed) by Design Works Crafts. Thanks to Hobbycraft already stocking Christmas goodies I was able to find some lovely little pom-poms with which to finish off the hat. How cute is that?!
Stitched on 16ct Tin over-dyed aida with sparkles from Sewitall.com 2 over 1
Stitch count 43 wide by 31 high
Started - 1st July 2018
Finished - 9th July 2018
Total stitching time - 6 hours 50 minutes
And she's been finished off in my usual way using grey snowflake backing fabric and dark grey barley twist cord.
I bought the used chart off ebay but the original kit included plastic canvas for the stitching, seed beads for the eyes, little star sequins for the background and of course the pom-poms. I wouldn't have used the plastic canvas anyway and probably not the sequins, and french knots are sufficient for the eyes so I didn't lose out much as all I had to buy was a packet of pom-poms and at £1 for 50 that didn't exactly break the bank! I didn't think the charted gold star was necessary either, which is why I left it off.
You'll get to see another one from this set towards the end of the year, but I haven't decided which one - for once I'm open to suggestions!
In the meantime, next month's small will be bright and tweety.