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« on: January 17, 2010 08:00:52 AM »

I've had a box full of unfinished cross-stitch kits sitting in a cupboard for six or seven years, and a couple of weeks ago I suddenly had the urge to finish them all off.

I'd already done the fun bit -- the cross-stitching -- but I'd never got round to turning them into things.  So behold the many lavender sachets and one pincushion that I now proudly possess:



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Pincushion!  With pins!



I also found, in the bottom of the box, two little Christmas cross-stitch things that I think were supposed to be used to decorate cards or something.  But I thought they were much too pretty to be given away and probably thrown out with all the other Christmas cards that people get.  So I sewed some silk scraps to the back, attached ribbons and stuffed them, and now I have two new Christmas tree ornaments:





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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2010 08:13:00 AM »

I'm totally guilty of the same thing! Good job finishing everythign up!!
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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2010 08:49:07 AM »

I love those sachets!  How pretty!


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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2010 12:19:46 PM »

Those sachets are great! Where did you get the patterns or did you make them yourself?
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« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2010 02:38:17 PM »

Those sachets are great! Where did you get the patterns or did you make them yourself?

I got the patterns from a local shop.  But a bit of googling reveals that they were nearly all from the Textile Heritage Collection.  I don't know if the patterns are still available, since I bought them many years ago. Cheesy  But they probably still make equally pretty kits featuring other herbs etc...
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« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2010 04:42:49 AM »

Those are totally cute. I'm not sure which one is my favorite.
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« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2010 01:01:20 PM »

Hey there

I do that too - I have been finishing up things this year as well. I had at least half a dozen little cross stitch things that had been around for years and years and I have made them up into cards and tiny cushions for the dolls house Smiley

I also REALLY like those flower patterns. And Im going to steal your idea for the decorations!

Off to look for the heritage flower patterns (like I need more patterns/kits with the backlog I have....)
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« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2010 09:39:22 PM »

Will you be giving them as gifts? Every time I cross stitch I always give it away Roll Eyes
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« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2010 10:38:20 AM »

Will you be giving them as gifts? Every time I cross stitch I always give it away Roll Eyes

I'll probably keep them.  I don't really know anyone who'd want them, to be honest. Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2010 12:46:54 AM »

Oh, my gosh, these sachets are so cute.  Somehow, you took something I used to think belonged to the realm of my grandmother (pretty scents, neat needlework) and made it new again! And I love the little pincushion. I feel like I could/should go out and make a dozen.
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