Pub: Pepin Press
Fast and Festive – 50 Christmas Designs features charming cross stitch designs to use in a variety of creative projects. All are similar in size (with a stitch count of approximately 40 x 60), so all you have to do is choose a design and then choose your favourite finishing technique and start stitching. Instructions are included for making framed pieces, embellishing garments, covering a photo album, decorating a pillow, making a gift bag and creating an ornament edged with cording. Designs include angels, snowmen, Santas, bears, reindeer, penguins, cats, dogs, mice, stockings, trees, candles, wreaths and holiday greetings. Full-colour charts and basic cross stitch diagrams and instructions are included.
I love Cross stitching, I find it is a quiet time craft and is one that doesn’t require a lengthy sitting session.
This festive project book is filled with 50 cute and beautiful Christmas designs that can be completed in just a few hours.
Snowmen, Santa and Christmas Trees, are all simply designed but so so Christmassy.
I have decided to make a Christmas Sampler using my favourites.
There are some suggested ideas, from a Covered Photo Album to Creating an Ornament, but as this book is very inspirational it will not be long before you have decided on your own beautiful creation.
Small enough to embellish cushions and large enough to make your cards, these wonderful motifs come with full picture diagrams, and a colour suggestion. Of course you can add your own touch using beads and shimmery threads.
This is a beautiful book that every Cross stitch fan will love. Even a beginner can follow the instruction and it will make a perfect crafty gift.
I am going to make a Christmas Sampler. It won’t be finished in time for this Christmas but I plan on making it an ongoing project for next year.
I am using a large piece of 14 count Aida.
The designs are adorable and very nicely sized.
This is the center of my sampler and only took a couple of quiet stitchy hours to complete.
The designs do have a suggestion of colour and design but I am using my own colour scheme.
And this is how it is going to progress..
Happy stitching x
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