I don’t have any craft projects planned so far this year! I’m sure I’ll think of something soon; but right now I’m enjoying relaxing and movie watching! So, in the meantime; here is a Throwback Thursday post to share one of the first big cross-stitch projects I completed, this fun alphabet sampler!
I have a great love of cross-stitching a variety of different images, from classic florals, to simple cartoony images in few colours. Mini kits and large samplers. This is a large piece, from before I’d worked on many large projects, which is one of the reasons it is a favourite. It’s not perfect or hugely pretty, but it was a big step for me at the time!
I have been cross-stitching for years, since I was around 7 years old! But I usually work from kits or designs in magazines. Sometimes though; I like to play around and design my own projects; and this alphabet sampler is one of the first things I ever designed and stitched entirely myself.
I started by creating a list; trying to think of traditional items which appear in books and other works for children learning the alphabet. The choices had to be simple.
At the same time, I wanted to keep to bright, fun and simple colurs and images, here is the finished alphabet sampler below, how do you think I did?
Excuse the horribly blurry old photo, I WILL try to replace this at some point, when I find the sampler, which has been long-buried away since I finished it.
Check out my fun Mr Men and Little Miss cross-stitch in this post.
Do you have a favourite letter image in the sampler? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!
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