Teeny Weeny Cross Stitch Cottage 2: The roof

I’m in the middle of making this teeny weeny cross stitch cottage, by the company Sakoran. I’ve done the walls, and now I’m up to stitching the roof.

As with the walls, the first thing I had to do was stitch what seemed like acres of brown cross stitches. OK, maybe that’s an exaggeration – it’s only about 2.5 inches square!!! But it bored the pants off me, as I don’t like the colour brown.

Adding the trellis in white livened it up, though.

 

And I *really* enjoyed doing this bit – randomly placed French knots in each of the ‘diamonds’ of the roof, to make it look very ‘gingerbready’ !!! The final part was turning the seam allowance under, and stitching the ridge line of the roof in white back stitch.

Now I just need to assemble the little cottage.

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Are you interested in doll’s houses and stitching? Then why not visit my website, where you can buy doll’s house needlepoint kits to make all kinds of soft furnishings for one-twelfth scale dollhouses. There are over 280 kits to choose from, plus chart packs, fabric project packs, tutorials, and lots of eye candy to inspire you! Kits are available on 18 and 22 count canvas, 28 and 32 count evenweave, and 32 and 40 count silk gauze, so there’s something for everyone – from beginners to experts.

As a special offer for new customers on my website, use the code FIRST TIME 10 at the checkout to receive 10% off your first order!

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Teeny Weeny Cross Stitch Cottage 1: The house walls

Usually, around this time of year, I like to make a gingerbread-themed piece of cross stitch. I have been making the 3D cross stitch buldings by Thea Dueck of Victoria Sampler for several years, now, and I love them – I display them under my tree each Christmas, and the ‘village’ is slowly growing.

But this year, it’s going to be a bit different. One of my blog readers contacted me a while back and told me about a company called Sakoran. The designer, called Yoh Nye Sakurai, produces innovative kits to make, among other things, teeny weeny cross stitch cottages, and one of them is a gingerbread one! Well, I couldn’t say no, really, could I?!

So, I bought the kit, and put it away for this time of year….

The kit comes with lots of materials, and a really comprehensive booklet describing what to do, along with black and white charts, colour charts, and lots of photos.

The stitching is done in cross stitch and then other surface stitches on top, on 18 count cream Aida. This was my first surprise, though – I’d expected the fabric to be a shade of brown Aida. So, at first, I spent a week of evenings stitching mainly just plain BROWN. Not my favourite colour  😦

But then I got round to adding the gingerbread highlights, and it got a lot more interesting! There’s clear instructions on how to do the stitches, which included whipped back stitch, French knots, and blanket stitch.

The cute little snowman is appliqued felt, embellished with tiny stitches.

This is the cottage so far, with the walls almost finished (I’ve just got some decoration around the door to do, but I’m almost there!

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Are you interested in doll’s houses and stitching? Then why not visit my website, where you can buy doll’s house needlepoint kits to make all kinds of soft furnishings for one-twelfth scale dollhouses. There are over 280 kits to choose from, plus chart packs, fabric project packs, tutorials, and lots of eye candy to inspire you! Kits are available on 18 and 22 count canvas, 28 and 32 count evenweave, and 32 and 40 count silk gauze, so there’s something for everyone – from beginners to experts.

As a special offer for new customers on my website, use the code FIRST TIME 10 at the checkout to receive 10% off your first order!

Dollhouse needlepoint kits

It’s Christmas in the dollhouse!

Here’s a short slideshow I made this week, showing some dollhouse scenes with Christmas-themed miniature needlepoint from my range of kits, to get you in the mood for the festive season:

These are great fun to stitch (they are far easier to make than they look!). If you can cross stitch, you can make these  🙂   …and they make great Christmas gifts, too.

The carpets are to be stitched on 18 count canvas, and the smaller items have either 32 count evenweave fabric, or 32 or 40 count silk gauze, depending on the type of kit, so there is something for every ability level.

Have a look at  my website to see the full range of over 280 kits for 1:12 dollhouses, and choose something cute and small to stitch!

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Are you interested in doll’s houses and stitching? Then why not visit my website, where you can buy doll’s house needlepoint kits to make all kinds of soft furnishings for one-twelfth scale dollhouses. There are over 280 kits to choose from, plus chart packs, fabric project packs, tutorials, and lots of eye candy to inspire you! Kits are available on 18 and 22 count canvas, 28 and 32 count evenweave, and 32 and 40 count silk gauze, so there’s something for everyone – from beginners to experts.

As a special offer for new customers on my website, use the code FIRST TIME 10 at the checkout to receive 10% off your first order!

Dollhouse needlepoint kits

Dollhouse needlepoint gift ideas for Christmas

For those of you who love your doll’s houses, as well as loving to do stitching, here are a few ideas from my range of dollhouse needlepoint kits…

Maybe you don’t know what to get the friends and family in your life who love their doll’s houses and their embroidery? Or you want to give Santa a bit of a clue about what *you’d* like?! Here’s a few ideas to make your decisions just that bit easier….

How about a matching Pole screen and Firescreen set, like these two (‘Spring Flowers’ and ‘Summer Roses’), below? Each kit is available separately, but together they really add something special. Both are to be stitched on silk gauze – the Firescreen kits (on 32 count gauze) are £20.95 each, and the Pole screen kits (some on 40 and some on 32 count gauze, depending on the design) are £19.95 each. Both types of kit contain everything you need, including the metal frame kit or wooden pole kit.

Sampler kits make good stocking fillers, at only £9.95. There are 12 designs to choose from, on 28 or 32 count evenweave, and each kit already contains the wooden frame, as well as all other materials.

Teacosy kits (on 32 count silk gauze, at  £13.95), Tray cloth kits (on 32 count silk gauze, at £11.95) and Cushion kits (on 22 count canvas, at £4.95) make great stocking fillers!

For a gift for a more experienced stitcher, this Needlework stand kit on 40 count silk gauze (£20.95) would be good – there are six designs to choose from. This one is called ‘Larkspur and Roses’.

This is just a fraction of my range of over 280 miniature needlepoint kits – there are loads more to choose from on my website.

Postage & packing is £1.75 for UK orders (£3.95 overseas) up to £45 order value. Orders over £45 are sent post free, worldwide.

Here are the latest dates to order by if you need your parcel to arrive in time for Christmas, both within the UK and Overseas. If you order on or before these dates, I can get your parcel in the post within 24 hours, so that you receive it in time for Christmas, as follows:

Friday 1st December    Africa, Middle East
Monday 4th December    Asia, Far East (including Japan)
Thursday 7th December    Australia, New Zealand
Friday 8th December USA and Canada
Monday 11th December   Europe
Tuesday 19th December  UK

So, visit the website now, to solve all your mini-stitching gift-buying problems!  🙂

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Are you interested in doll’s houses and stitching? Then why not visit my website, where you can buy doll’s house needlepoint kits to make all kinds of soft furnishings for one-twelfth scale dollhouses. There are over 280 kits to choose from, plus chart packs, fabric project packs, tutorials, and lots of eye candy to inspire you! Kits are available on 18 and 22 count canvas, 28 and 32 count evenweave, and 32 and 40 count silk gauze, so there’s something for everyone – from beginners to experts.

As a special offer for new customers on my website, use the code FIRST TIME 10 at the checkout to receive 10% off your first order!

Dollhouse needlepoint kits