Needlepoint isn’t too foreign around here – I tackled a DIY Charley Harper needlepoint as a present and made cute fruit to hang in my kitchen. These projects were needlepoint on cross stitch fabric which I use to do a lot of when I was a kid. New to me? Following an embroidery pattern!
I found this embroidery pattern by Follow the White Bunny and just had to have it. I love The Princess and the Pea and I’ve been wanting to try an embroidery project like this, so it was a match made in heaven.
I started this pattern when I was in Michigan last month. It was a great project to have around all the babies and dogs because it was small and there was no yarn anyone could grab and rip apart when I wasn’t looking. It’s also super light and was great for working on in the hot weather.
It also really helped that my mom has a bunch of crafty books with embroidery stitches in them, with pictures and instructions, so when I ran across something I didn’t know, I looked it up in the book and figured it out. I love how every mattress is a different stitch. It was a great way to practice my needlepoint and work on stitches without getting bored.
One thing I need to work on when I pick another pattern is the back. I was just knotting and pulling and wrapping things around like crazy. By the end I was having a hard time keeping my floss free and not pulling up ends of other colors to the front of my work.
I put it in a frame and it’s looking adorable, hanging on the wall. I can’t wait to find more patterns to add to my budding collection! Follow the White Bunny has lots of adorable patterns in her etsy shop – I’ve just got to wait patiently for her to get back from vacation so I can pick out my next project!