Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Cross-Stitch Kids & a Gingham Hop!

Ohmigoodness!  I've been giggling all day.  I've recently been scouring through the interwebs trying to find a cross-stitchery pattern for what I had in mind for this month's tutorial for Riley Blake Designs' Cutting Corners.

Do you like my triplets?  ↑↑.  I used to dress my girls alike (see their picture on the sidebar), and made most of their clothes. Yes, I was that mother, I admit.  So, I found several patterns from old 1960's Coats & Clarks cross-stitch brochures and combined a few ideas to make up my own little girlies.  I've tried to give them legs, knees, all kinds of things, but nothing looked quite right!  What do you think?  The boy version has legs, but they're his pants, and the girls just didn't look good in pants with their little dresses... sheesh.  So we'll have to imagine they have legs, with their little gingham knees...  And you can find the link to the FREE PATTERN and tutorial below.

Speaking of gingham... It's been a summer of sewing over at Sew We Quilt - and as part of Madame Samm's "Save the Gingham!" campaign, she created a  "See You in September" blog hop.   Participants will show three things made this summer, including something with gingham checks.  The hop starts tomorrow!  Shari is our illustrious cheerleader for this round - I'll join the crowd on Sept 11th.  Check out the master list HERE.  Oh, I do love gingham, and can't wait to see everyone's creations!  By the way, RBD  IS  saving their gingham - but they're focusing more on the 1/4" size now, rather than the 1/2" or 1/8" size checks.

Now, if you'd like to make your own little gingham cross-stitch kids like the little cuties above (yes, there's a boy pattern too) check out my tutorial HERE and download the FREE PATTERN.  Then you can make a little row of Cross-Stitch kids and giggle along with me too...

Happy Stitching!

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  1. Oh Deonn! Those are absolutely adorable! Now I've gotta go check out the boy too!

  2. I was 'that' mom too! I made homecoming and Prom dresses too. Even made one of the two daughters' Wedding dresses.

  3. Super cute stitching on gingham reminds me of all the adorable things my Grandma made with gingham and stitchings. Creative Gingham Bliss...

  4. what little cuties, I do have some gingham but not dared use it, hard enough getting strips straight never mind squares, must check out the pattern tough as yes they make me giggle too

  5. Yes, SO Adorable, love them!!! The color of gingham is beautful, so summery!! Made me smile!!!

  6. Love these! They remind me of "chicken scratch" stitching which I did years and years ago. But cuter. :) blessings, marlene

  7. Just darling. Might be next on my list.


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