Monday, 22 August 2011

So what?

So what? So what it's summer now and still a few months to go to Christmas and I'm already stitching away my Christmas cards? Hot or not, I feel like making my Christmas cards right here and right now! :) And it doesn't bother me at all! :) This year I decided to be well-prepared for my Christmas, well ahead of time :) and started my cross stitch projects as early as possible. You know...a stitch in time... and everything will be ready for you to enjoy this lovely festive season :)
Recently I've been fostering my growing interest in Scandinavian crafts by stitching some sampler-style Nordic greeting cards. And here is the whole series of 6:







the cards in 3s:



and altogether :)


I really enjoyed stitching and mounting them. Simple, symmetrical, easy to stitch, folky look and festive mood. Voile! The charts come from Cross Stitch Card Shop magazine, issue 74, Oct/Nov, 2010.
I'm planning Scandinavian theme for my Christmas this year so more designs of this type are to come soon! 

Let's not forget that it is also a Hand-made Monday time. The 30th edition of this linking blog fun. Check out Wendy's place to see some lovely crafty stuff :) or simply join in! 
Due to my travel to Scotland last week, I've got some hand-made Monday posts to catch up with so I better be off now! 
To  whoever comes here : take care and thank you for your kind words :-)

6 comments:

  1. Those are amazing! And I was going to say I was thinking of starting my Christmas cards early this year too, but I only meant addressing them! haha. Well, now I feel like a slacker. :)

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    1. thank you! well, with the cross stitch you always have to start much earlier than with the other crafts.

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  2. The cards look lovely, such simple designs but very effective.

    Jan x

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  3. They are gorgeous - and they would look good framed, too (maybe people will frame them afterwards as they are too good to be thrown away with the pile of cards after the event) x

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    1. They will be sent to my family and good friends, everyone who appreciate hand-made work. Couldn't bear the sight of my cross stitched cards being binned ha ha :)

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  4. They are super, I love the simplicity and naivety of the design... and the colours are so cool and clean. Well done you!

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