Friday, October 1, 2010

Gift Giving

I know I haven't posted in a while but I've been working my butt off on a special project. A secret special project.

... but now I'm finished so I'll show off!

Last weekend we went camping with our teardrop club and, since we're not finished with our trailer yet, our fellow Tear Jerkers, Ken an Susan, lent us their extra trailer for the weekend. I wanted to do something nice for them to show how appreciative we were so I made them a tiny, cross stitched replica of their Scotty Highlander.

Here is their trailer (hi, Ken!):

And here is their mini!

They loved it and hung it outside of their trailer for all to see.

The process of making this little door hanger was fairly easy but VERY time consuming. It was also my first time using metallic thread so that was an adventure in and of itself.

First, I looked at pictures of their trailer. Then I created a cross stitch chart - well actually two. One of the left side and one of the right side. After I stitched both sides of the trailer, I back-stitched around each. To attach the two sides I simply stitched the back stitching together - similar to biscornu construction. Before completely sealing the piece, I stuffed in a little poly-fill and some dried lavender flowers from the garden. Then I stitched the piece closed.

Now that that project is finished I think I'll go back to the cigar box. Stay tuned for more stitching updates!


Rowyn said...

That's awesome Kate. I love how you are so creative with cross stitch!

Pat B. said...

Nice, Kate! You don't sell these by chance, do you? My wife & I have a new HiLander and are always looking for new things to trick it out with!