just an old-fashioned girl

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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Cross stitch cards

Embroidery and cross stitch have always been among my favourite hobbies and I enjoy creating not only large pictures but also small greeting cards for special occasions. Here are just a few of them.

I made this mouse for a friend whose birthday is in early September. I couldn´t resist making it look 3D by using various glass beads for the blackberries.

The angel is my favourite Christmas motif. I´ve used it not only for cards but also for Christmas tree decorations. Sometimes I stitch the heart onto plastic and sometimes, as here, I make it out of Fimo.

Of these three the bear is the only one I´ve kept so far. I must say he was easier to stitch than extract!
The frames are from my nostalgic Christmas kit, Noel Nouveau, which you´ll find HERE along with an early Christmas present.


  1. Oh your cross stitch ornaments are so cute! When Jeff and I were first married, we moved to Colorado. That first Christmas, I made a bunch of cross stitch ornaments to send to family members for Christmas. I haven't done any cross stitch in years... I think I need to get new glasses, threading a needle is just pure torture for me these days!

  2. I LOVE these...how perfect are these frames from Noel Nouveau for these treasures of the season. I love cross stitch too. When the girls were little, they always did cross stitch ornaments for their teachers at school...they loved making them and the teachers were thrilled to get them!

  3. These are adorable! The mouse is my favorite. :o)

  4. Love the cross stitch ornaments.