Monday, 14 February 2011

Tatty Teddy Pins and Needles update

I finally managed to complete the Tatty Teddy project last week, which was an immense relief. To be honest, I seriously don’t think I would have had the patience to hang in there and see it through to the end, if it hadn’t been for a pep talk, or should I say words of encouragement, which I received from a friend.

At around the same time that I commenced work on my Tatty Teddy project, a friend had also started work on a Tatty Teddy project. Although our projects were different, we both found the patterns rather difficult to follow and the designs a nightmare to stitch. I can’t speak for my friend, but because we were experiencing similar problems and frustrations, I found it strangely motivating. I don’t know if this will make sense, but I felt that if I abandoned my project, I’d be letting my friend down, as well as myself.

Because the pattern proved hard to follow (particularly the backstitching), there were some backstitches that I failed to add. I’m not too concerned though, as it’s impossible to tell.

Tatty Teddy - Pins and Needles

After completing my Tatty Teddy project, I decided that my next project should be something quick and easy to stitch, so opted for a Somebunny To Love card kit, which I’d received with an old issue of Cross Stitch Card Shop magazine.

Although I am pleased with the finished result, I have to confess that it’s not my cup of tea. I like the design, but consider the shades used to be far too insipid for my liking. However, I feel the card would be ideal as a birthday card or gift tag for a young girl.
Somebunny To Love


Sally said...

Both your finishes are so cute Rebecca. I've never stitched a TT design myself but I've heard from others that they're a bit of a pain.

Rainy Day Crafter said...

Your Tatty Teddy picture is looking fantastic! I'm so glad that you finished it! :) And I do like the Somebunny to Love card too. I like the shades it's stitched in actually and I wonder if you might like it a bit more if they'd provided white Aida (it looks pink?) to stitch it on.

CrazyStitcher said...

Thank you for the lovely comments, which are very much appreciated!

The 'Somebunny To Love' design was stitched on white Aida, but I guess the pink card gives the Aida a slightly pink hue. My son thinks it looks cute, but as he would probably get his leg pulled by his friends if it was on display in his bedroom, I've agreed to put it on display in my lounge.