Friday, 7 March 2014

Two Hearts

The first is the cover kit from this month's Cross Stitcher magazine. I know I've been less than complimentary about cover kits on occasion in the past, but just lately they seem to have been getting it a little better. Or maybe they are just more to my taste? Anyway this month's kit was this dear little notebook kit with a printed perforated paper cover.
I changed the design up slightly, working in an extra concentric heart. The original was done in just the three shades of red/pink and I thought it would be kind of fun to add in a little of the same soft butter yellow as the typewriter in the printed design. If I was going to be really picky I'd say the cover could have done with being about 1mm bigger all round to fit the book better, but otherwise I'm really happy with it.
The other heart is a little less traditional. A leather Zombie Heart brooch.
This one will be going in my Folksy shop soon. Unless one of the girls claims it first...

10 comments:

Rhona said...

Great finishes! I agree with you about the cover kits...sometimes they are just not to your taste....but I guess it's hard to please everyone! :)

Have a great weekend.

Kerryp77 said...

That was quick Christine. Looks good, I like the additional yellow. I quite like cross stitcher kits it's the woxs ones I rarely do

Mylene said...

Cute finishes, Christine!!

Sally said...

Lovely finishes Christine.

Maureen said...

Great wee finish. I've just had a clear out of mags and the notebook and the little heart I've actually kept. Normally they go straight in the bin.

Julie said...

Sweet little notebook finish.

Heidi Kuijer said...

Love the notebook! But I am betting one of your daughter's claim it first...lol. I love your own twist on the Mollie Makes heart and it makes me want to grab it and make it now. :)

Hugs from Holland,
Heidi

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

Lovely notebook. That is a definite improvement on their recent cover gifts!!

They should do your Zombie heart as a cover gift then I might consider buying the magazine again!

Carol said...

You always have such creative ideas, Christine! I love how you incorporated the yellow into the heart--such an improvement :)

Babs said...

Nice stitching. I quitted buying the magazine some time ago, but I love what you done with it.