Friday, 29 January 2010

Ta-dah!!!! It's finally finished!

Although was it worth the effort? I guess it was, I think (and I hope you agree with me!) it looks quite beautiful. But boy did it take forever to make.


When I see it, I think of all those evenings spent watching tv with a needle in my hand and Boyfriend (rightly so) complaining that this tray with threads was always in the way...


Then there was the incident when the needle went missing overnight, only to reappear stuck in the front of my slipper the following morning... honestly, what was that all about?!


But hey, 'tis all done now. And I'm so proud. I finished it off the other day, I was on a cross stitching marathon I tell you, I just wanted it to be fi-ni-shed.


As you can see, it's a book marker and the cross stitching depicts lavender flowers.


So I stuffed some hand picked lavender from last summer inside and it smells divine!!! Can't wait to start a new book so I actually have a reason to use it!


Happy Friday all xx

13 comments:

BLONDEDESIGN said...

This is wonderful, but I know what you mean on taking foreven, I sometimes start new ideas for the shop, only to realise that if I had to sell and make any profit, nobody would buy the item! Kx

vanessa said...

What a special bookmark, very pretty, just lovely infact. And what a wonderful idea to stuff it with Lavender. Tha pages of the book might smell of Lavender too! Love Vanessa xxx (do you mind if i knit)

Doris said...

That looks lovely! Well done for sticking with it & getting it finished. L xxx

The Girl said...

Hurray!!! It's so pretty, glad you stuck with it because it looks gorgeous.

Great idea with the lavender as well, it's all about going the extra mile - I'd have just left it looking all scrappy!

jane said...

That is so pretty - and I bet it smells wonderful! Definitely worth the effort - the needle story is funny, I have lost sooo many sewing needles and mine never turn up anywhere, there must be a *very* prickly place somewhere in my flat where they have all accumulated...

little pink room said...

This is so lovely! A x

Jennifer said...

Great job, it looks beautiful and I bet the smell is gorgeous.

Rachel said...

Wow, that's really pretty! Love the idea of stuffing it with lavender. I've never been really interested in cross-stitch before but I've just bought a book of embroidery & cross-stitch designs and am now itching to have a go at it!
R x

Liz said...

Very pretty - it gives me a sudden urge to do some cross-stitch (although I have many stitches to go on my sweater before I can think about dallying with another craft!)

Ali said...

Pretty - and so nicely finished too.

Diane said...

I think that looks gorgeous - it may have taken a long time, but it can become your family heirloom. xxx

Deb Legg said...

Seriously Beautiful! I adore the way you've finished it off, tassel and all!

Petit Filoux said...

Thank you for all your lovely comments! Took me so long to make but now that I've been using it on a daily basis I love it!!
Deb, the tassel came with the cross stitch kit, and although I wasn't too sure about it at first, I very much like it now!