Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Needlecraft Haven Monthly Challenge

Sunday was reveal day for the monthly challenge at Needlcraft Haven.  Each month a complimentary design that can be found online is chosen to stitch, using fabric, floss and making up into a finish of our own choice.  It's been a long time since I've taken part, but when I saw that the design for March was Souvenir de France by Blackbird Designs I just had to join along as it's one I've wanted to stitch for a long time. 


My choice of finish is a needlebook, so I've stitched the design one over one using Crescent Colours Milady's Teal on 28ct cream Cashel linen.  The fabric for the cover and the needle page is from French General's La Petite Ecole.  The little piece of lace was purchased from France, which I've used before and love so wanted to use it again to pretty up the front, and the shell button came from a pair of old pyjamas that I had thrown away - so glad I saved them, as this one was perfect!  The closure is a little twisted cord made from DMC 712 pearl no. 12.


I also made the beaded scissor fob.  I bought the sterling silver Eiffel Tower charm some time ago to make a beaded fob for when I eventually got around to stitching Souvenir de France or Jardin Prive's Eiffel Quaker, which ever came first.  The beads are sterling silver, Swarovski crystal, pearl and Mill Hill seed beads.  It's really pretty and sparkly in real life!


Hope you all enjoyed your Easter weekend.  Hope to be back soon.  :o)

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20 comments:

Cleejoow said...

that is just too pretty! you're obviously very talented :) and "j'adore Paris" :)

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Very pretty, Carol! I love the needle book idea and the coordinating fob is really pretty, too! Well done, you!

Theresa said...

Gorgeous finish!!!! Love the scissor fob, too!!!!!

Patty C. said...

Beautiful finish !!

Maria Erbaggio said...

great job ;)
ciao maria

Kay said...

Just gorgeous, I love what you have done with the design. I stitched it up recently for an exchange as a pillow, but would love to do something like this now for myself. Thanks for sharing.

Cris Uchoas said...

Congratulations on a great job. I loved the Eiffel Tower charm.

butterfly said...

So pretty, I love any thing french , love the colour and great finish, hugs.

gracie said...

Very pretty.

Beth said...

Carol - That is beyond lovely. Your finishing is stunning.

http://rosesetcaramel.canalblog.com/ said...

C'est ravissant... Tout joli
Bisous et belle journée
Charline

Carol R said...

As always such beautiful stitching and finishing!

Julie said...

A wonderful and pretty finish Carol, the scissor fob is just stunning with the little Eiffel Tower charm.

Silvia Davanzo said...

wonderful!!!!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Very nicely done - as always! Such pretty coordination!

Sally said...

Oh Carol what a wonderfully beautiful finish.

Andrea said...

So pretty and beautifully finished.

Christina said...

Your scissor fob is beautiful Carol. I was wondering if you could let me know where you purchase your supplies from? I'd love to have a go at making my own fobs. I can't even find good quality lobster clasps that are the correct size! Thanks, Christina

Gigitte77 said...

Bonjour de France.
;@)

Valie's Blog said...

So very pretty.
Valie

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