Sunday, 21 February 2016

Flowers, Teapot and Butterfly

A very simple, but I should say a rather delicate mug rug thanks to the Japanese cross-stitch design and this lovely floral fabric that I had only a tiny piece of. When I found this teapot and cup cross-stitch pattern, I instantly fell in love with it. Just a few crosses that can be stitched in any colour would make a lovely addition to any mat or a tea towel.

The photo does not show it well, but the Zweigart linen that I used for the embroidery is a lovely rose shade called Cameo Rose which is quite unusual. I would probably repeat myself, but Zweigart linen is such a pleasure to work with.

The hand stamped and stitched ribbon was perfect for the tag. It reminds me that I should make more linen ribbons like that. They are easy and fun to make. If you would like to make some, you can find the tutorial here.

Do you see that butterfly? I fused two pieces of fabric together, cut out a small butterfly shape and stitched it on top of the rug. I just hope it survives a ride or a few in a washing machine.

Well, it's getting late here and I am off to cook dinner and then have my late night cup of tea. Blackcurrant this time I think. And this mug rug is going to have a test run. Have a wonderful day or a peaceful night! Larisa xox