This month is really going by quickly! It’s week four and we will be sharing our "new stitches" for April.
Spring is here and it's the perfect time for stitching bunnies. Our new stitches will show more variety in finishes each month. We will be using fabric, decorative stitches, trims and other details to complete them. Bunnies are always fun to stitch and patterns are hard to resist buying. We have two of our favorites to share.
My next challenge was all of those French knots for his tail. They became easier and went much quicker as I made more of them. This bunny was a fun stitch and I will make the whole sampler one of these days. It has many great details and I think you would enjoy stitching it.
This stitch was made with two green fabrics, flax linen, called for over dyed threads and a carrot charm. The charm was made from a set of earrings I had never worn. One was a bunny and the other was a carrot. I pulled them apart and now they will be put to great use as charms for stitched ornaments.
This is a closeup of the chain stitch on the topiary.
|Button Bunny Sampler|
by Homespun Elegance
40 ct. flax Newcastle linen
Hobby Lobby fabrics
over dyed threads
Mary - This sweet bunny is called The Rabbit and the Elderberry and is by Primitive Acorns. It can be purchased on Etsy.
I substituted Gentle Arts threads for DMC because I love the way over dyed threads bring more depth to my stitches. I used Cidermill brown for the body of the bunny, Woodtrail for the urn, Dungarees for the flowers and Avocado for the leaves.
This was an enjoyable and easy stitch and I had even more fun finishing it. Many a package makes its way between Florida and New York as both RJ and I like to shop for fabric and adornments for our stitches. She sent me this adorable set of garden tools and I knew exactly where they would be used. With the use of some blue crochet trim I had in my stash, this finish came together quickly and was a joy to work on.
Have a great week friends. Next week will be our big project to start the month of May. See you then. RJ and Mary
Spring is when life's alive in everything