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Christmas Ornaments 2016 
18th-Dec-2016 04:58 pm
hikaru/rhino humph
Finished! And with a whole week to spare! (I think that might be a new record for me as I'm usually stitching late into the night Christmas Eve).







I wanted something not so classic-christmasy this year and Just Cross Stitch came through 150% with these neat little green and blue samplers. *grins*
Comments 
18th-Dec-2016 11:30 pm (UTC)

Very nice and well finished.

19th-Dec-2016 06:16 am (UTC)
Thank you!
19th-Dec-2016 05:33 am (UTC)
I really like these! I also like the borders you put on them.
19th-Dec-2016 06:16 am (UTC)
Thank you! I was just happy to avoid red and dark green! :p
19th-Dec-2016 06:05 am (UTC)
Those look great. And useful for a ton of other things as well. :)

What have you mounted them on?
19th-Dec-2016 06:15 am (UTC)
I actually used a "mug rug" pattern to finish them: http://fabricmill.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/holiday-mug-rug-tutorial.html

It was super-duper easy, I used lime green to "back" the cross stitch and the dark blue for the folded pieces so the backs are mostly blue with a little square of green peaking out. Best part: because of the total of 4 fabric layers, it is bulky enough that I didn't need anything to "stiffen" the ornament, but I could have easily have included a small piece of cardboard under the green fabric if needed.

I may never finish a flat ornament any other way. :)
19th-Dec-2016 06:40 am (UTC)
That's ingenious!!! O.O I suddenly urgently need to buy some fabric.
4th-Jan-2017 02:59 pm (UTC)
Lovely!!
4th-Jan-2017 11:36 pm (UTC)
Those are beautiful, and I agree with you. They're perfect for being Christmas-y without being *too* Christmas-y. Nicely finished!
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