Monday, September 3
Everlong...combining a few favourite things
I'm not going to bore you with how much I love the Foo Fighters' music but just in case you were wondering: Everlong is a song by the Foo Fighters that I have been listening to a lot lately. So this cross stitch started there.
I made the lettering in a cross stitch design program (a free trial version, I'm still in doubt whether to buy cross stitch design software) After stitching the first letter (the 'l', I started in the middle) I thought it would be fun to stitch each letter in a different favourite colour. When I finished stitching the colourful lettering I decided to add some cute elements. Bunnies and Ivy aren't very Rock and Roll I guess but they look all right in this design :) I found the bunny in Alicia Paulson's Embroidery Companion and the Ivy/flowery thing is an adapted version from a design in A Rainbow of Stitches. I want to add a flying bird on the right side so if anyone has suggestions where I can find one, let me know!
Speaking of favourite things and cross stitch: I found this great Labyrinth pattern at Weelittlestitches.
Surely a must for every cross stitching Labyrinth fan! And because there was a 20% discount on buying two or more patterns (sale ends 8th of September) I also bought the Breakfast Club pattern. Weelittlestitches has a large selection of slightly geeky/nerdy patterns including LOTR, IT crowd, Star Trek etc The patterns were sent very quickly with detailed instructions.
Later this week I will be back with my finished cloud embroidery. Have you started yours already? Find the pattern and the tutorial here!