Thursday, March 31, 2016

Smalls Stitchalong, and Craft Month Finis.

Last year during my attempt to do 31 cross stitch finishes, I decided it would be a good idea to start a small right in the middle of the month. Sure, it's from Two-Hour Country Cross-Stitch but I didn't have a moment to spare. I have no idea what I thought I was doing then. But now, much more than two hours later, I used it to decorate the cover of a photo album. The album I purchased had a 3x3 opening on the front so you could stick in a photo. I had to be sure to make a flat ornament that would cover that opening with enough clearance to glue it on. That's why there is much more white space than normal. (This is almost an inch all around. I'm much more of a half inch kind of girl.)

I did finish the stitching this month for Heather's Smalls Stitchalong. Go check out what others have done.

And so concludes another Craft Month. I'm going to go over there and collapse in a heap! Thanks for all your lovely comments and encouragement. I appreciated it all so much!

18 comments:

Linda said...

Another great project Nikki. I'm going to miss your daily posts.

Linda

Brigitte said...

This is a great finishing idea. And a great last project for your crafty month. Congratulations on following through, wow!

Margaret said...

Well done on your crafty month. You must feel as if you need a holiday now! It has been fun catching up with you every day.

Daffycat said...

I like this watermelon finish, perfect for some summertime photos. Awesome job keeping up with your craft month posts. I will miss hearing from you every day.

Starry-eyed stitcher said...

Congratulations on finishing your craft month. You have done brilliantly well, not only with all the projects you've shared, but with the will power to get through to the end. Feet up, girl, you did it again!! Xxx

The Queen Bee said...

Congratulations on finishing out the month. I know it is not easy.

I am totally going to decorate a box to keep things safe. I just re-purchased buttons I took out of a kit and put 'in a safe place'. #1 on my list of things that make me crazy? Losing stuff.

Pam

Laura said...

Great idea! I'm always looking for ways to use smalls besides cards. Cards feel so temporary for so much work, although a couple of my recipients do frame them.
I Really enjoyed Craft Month. Thanks!

doris said...

Love this finish! Congratulations on making it through the month and opening our minds to so many things we never would have seen! I hope you have a nap in your plans for the weekend.

Paula said...

I'm sad to see the craft month come to an end. I always look forward to it each year. You made some great things this month. The wreaths, latitude pillow and pincushion were some of my favorites. I always enjoy your blog.
Paula

Robin in Virginia said...

First, let me say how much I enjoyed another month of crafts from you. Cute watermelon finish and what a fun way to adorn a photo album. Enjoy your weekend, but please don't stay in a heap for too long. You will be missed.

Melinda said...

March is Over - Say it ain't So. Thank you for taking the time to post all your wonderful crafts - Love this SMALL.

Donna said...

Brava! Job well done. A very enjoyable month for your readers.

Donna said...

Brava! Job well done. A very enjoyable month for your readers.

Adrienne Martini said...

Does Pete know about you being a 1/2" gal? ;)

Bea said...

YAY, you made it! And finished with another lovely. Well done.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Congratulations on completing the whole month!
You've shown us some great crafty ideas. The exploding book was my favourite. I've been working on mine today in fact.

Melinda said...

I couldn't even begin to try to figure out which craft was my favorite, but
I am going to try making something with Paper Pinwheels - well first I am going to try to make a pinwheel. I will let you know how it goes. Thank you for taking the time to share.

Maya said...

It looks more accented with large white space. Your watermelon evokes wonderful fresh feeling.