May 20, 2012

A Finish and a Finish!

Hello again!

This month I have mainly been stitching on my Rose Garden Mandala, but I did take time out to stitch a little birthday card for the Craft Bubble "Crazy for Kitties" Birthday Exchange.

And this is the result!
Teacup Kitty - designer Margaret Sherry
Cross Stitch Card Shop issue 82
Stitched for Craft Bubble Crazy for Kitties Birthday Exchange
This cute little kitty was a freebie in the Cross Stitch Card Shop magazine, issue 82.  I used papers from various paper crafting magazines for the background and stitching surround.  The birthday greetings also came from a magazine.  The flowers and little butterflies were in my stash as was the gold ribbon that I tied into the bow.  The little bit of bling came from, of all places, the table decorations from my brother's wedding!  (Yes, I keep all sorts of strange things!!)  I made the 2 pins with beads from my stash.  This little cutie kitty will be in the mail to the UK tomorrow morning along with a couple of little kitty gifts.

I have also finished my Autumn Kitty into a little pillow.  I found the fabric for this a few weeks ago when we went to Handcrafters House.  Once I started to stitch the pillow I realised just how perfect the fabric was!  The pillow ended up being bigger than I had originally planned it to be....when I stitched the back to the kitty and looked at it I thought it actually looked nicer with the fabric on both sides of the kitty.... and so I continued along a different line!  Here is Autumn Kitty in all his glory!

Autumn Kitty - Cool Cats SAL
I haven't as yet started my next Cool Cat or my Summer Exchange, but they will be started in the next week.  I still have to "finish" off my Culinary Cats from the first SAL.  All the cats are stitched and I have now finally decided how to finish them off.  That may take a few weeks before I have another update on the finish.

Pop on over to my blog for further stitching updates!

Til next time, happy stitching

Stitching Noni


dulcinella said...

It looks lovely! The pillow is just perfect.

Lija said...

Looks amazing. Your kitten looks much better than mine. I just hated the pink card that was provided with it. Sometimes the cards that come with the magazines are pretty amazing, like the one with the mouse and the kite of Margaret Sherry. And then you get something bright pink. Oh well. Good luck on stitching!

Valma said...

Wooo great !!
The fabric is perfect indeed for your autumn cat
and the stitching is so beautiful, bravo =D
Your card is absolutely gorgeous !
I love
Each detail is so beautiful ! great job
big hugs sweetie

Lesley said...

I love both of these *claps*

♥ Nia said...

I've seen both in your blog but it's never too much to say how beautiful both finishes are!!! :D Your postcard is lovely, lovely, lovely! :) And the pillow... just perfect! :D

Dinny Ristinia said...

I love the autumn pillow! Adorbs!
The fabric is indeed a perfect match.

Melly said...