Monday, May 11, 2015

Perfect for a New Baby: Somebunny to Love Cross Stitch Finish

Hey guys, I have a cross stitch finish to show you all today. It is my latest Somebunny project and was significantly less painful as my last one. You can see and read about my previous trials with these cute characters on The Chart that Never Ends: Somebunny to Love Finish. This project was a dream in comparison, and even better it was a free chart from DMC.

Somebunny to Love cross stitch project finish. DMC free somebunny to love
Somebunny to Love Finish
I used 28ct off white evenweave to stitch this project and the recommended DMC threads. It is available from DMC Creative - Free Somebunny to Love Chart.

I stitched the entire piece in hand, which was an unusual experience for me as I would normally use a frame for anything larger than a mini sized piece (4"x4" approx) This method caused a slight problem with my tension, which caused the fabric to warp in certain areas. A good steam press resolved most of that issue and as it is only slight, it should look fine once it is finished off fully.

I find everything in this chart just adorable, from her little white shoes with the flowers and heart buckles, to the patches on the dress and the shy expression so skillfully portrayed by the designer. It was a complete joy to stitch and is a nice small piece so it didn't take too long either, always a nice bonus.

Somebunny to Love cross stitch project finish. DMC free somebunny to love
Doesn't she just have the cutest expression
I think this would be an excellent gift for a new baby, and the free chart makes it cost effective. Adding baby's name, date and weight could make this an extra special present.  I adore gifting hand made items and have seen some of the happiest reactions from people when they receive something made just for them.

I plan on making this into a wall hanging, which is an exciting opportunity to experiment with another finish type I haven't tried before. I need to source some nice fabric and plan on using batting between the layers to give it some extra thickness.

Edit: I have added this to Super Mom - No Cape link Party. Click the link below to check out some great embroidery projects.

                                                                  

37 comments:

  1. Excellent finish! I might have to attempt this one too, especially hearing that it wasn't a pain to stitch. :)

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment. I would absolutely recommend this chart, it really was nice and stress free to stitch. I thinking the back stitching would be a pain on Aida but then I hate doing any but the most straight forward back stitching on Aida fabric.

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  2. What a lovely finish. I am a Somebunny fan:-)

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  3. Congrats on the adorable finish. Such a cute design.

    Linda

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment. I'm very happy with how this turned out. Somebunny charts are so cute.

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment. I think I may be slightly obsessed with Somebunny patterns.

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  5. Very cute! I'll be interested to see the wall hanging when done. Connecting Threads is one of my favorite online fabric shops, high quality fabric and pretty reasonable prices.

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  6. Congrats on a very cute finish! I am looking forward to seeing what fabric you have picked & how it works out as a wallhanging :-) So glad you enjoyed this stitch (else it might've put you off Somebunnies for good ;-) ) I agree it would be a perfect stitch for a little baby girl. Have a lovely week,
    Helen

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  7. Adorable. Can't wait to see it all finished off. :)

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  8. Замечательная девочка, очень люблю всю серию с зайчатами!

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  9. Awwww! That bunny is adorable! What a great finish.

    From browsing through some of your other posts, you have some really amazing projects on the go as well as other great finishes too.

    I recently started a weekly Stitchery Link Party for all things hand embroidered, including cross-stitch and I would love to have you come link up your post so my readers can come visit too. http://www.supermomnocape.com/2015/05/11/vintage-embroidery-monday-stitchery-link-party-5/

    I do hope you'll come and join in the fun.

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  10. She is completely adorable:)

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  11. I think your work is adorable! Well done!
    Thank you for the link.

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  12. somebunny is SO cute :) great work!

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    1. Thanks so much. I am really happy with how this turned out.

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  13. It is very sweet !!:) Congrats on the finish!!
    Thanks for the link!!

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  14. Very pretty! I stitched two Somebunny pictures for my first baby's nursery - he is now almost 7 and they have had to come down! I'm interested to see how you get on with making it into a wall hanging.

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  15. What a super cute design and you're right it would make a great new baby gift! :) x

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  16. So cute!!
    Just found out my little sis is pregnant... keeping fingers crossed that it will be a girl... this would make a very pretty sampler :)

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  17. Super cute and adorable finish!

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    1. Thanks so much! I'm looking forward to making it into a wall hanging piece.

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  18. It's such a sweet finish! Congratulations :D

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  19. Bunny is so adorable. cute finish.

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  20. Very cute and a free chart is always good!

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  21. oh that is just adorable! I love Somebunny designs and have collected a few, I've yet to stitch one though. Good luck with making it into a wallhanging, you'll be fine, it's not hard.

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  22. Gorgeous! You did a wonderful job. You can't tell it was slightly warped so you must have done a great job in sorting it out :) I look forward to seeing how you finish it :)

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  23. You've done a fantastic job with this! I'm really pleased that it wasn't as painful as your last Somebunny:)

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  24. Such a cute design!! I just love her little flower top knot haha. G'luck with your wall hanging experiment! It will be fun to master a new finishing technique. :D

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  25. Oh that is one adorable finish!

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  26. It looks great and thanks for the link!!

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  27. I'm just popping back to thank you for linking up to last week's Stitchery Link Party and for linking back to help get the word out. I do so appreciate that! And I hope that you'll link up again. It doesn't have to be a new post... if you'd like to feature something you'd done in the past, please feel free to link up one or more of those posts. Hugs!

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Would love to read any comments you would like to leave. Thanks for brightening my day :)