Tada! – Marauder’s Map Cross Stitch

It’s all finished! This framed cross stitch is to go with the most recent Harry Potter sampler cushion I completed, and is for a brand new baby boy. I love this cross stitch for young kids – they will no doubt get into some mischief as they grow and learn :)

Harry Potter Marauder's Map Cross Stitch

We used colours very similar of Ravenclaw’s in order to suit the blue and forest theme of the nursery, and I chose a wood grain frame in order to suit the theme also.

It was such a quick and fun one to stitch – only 2 weeks on and off in total, which is a very nice comparison to the sampler cross stitch!

You can find a link to the pattern here if you’d like to create your own – happy stitching!

Erin1

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Ombre Home Sweet Home Cushion

Ombre Home Sweet Home Cross StitchMany many moons ago, I completed an ombre home sweet home cross stitch .. Do you remember? If you’re a new reader, probably not as it’s over a year ago now that I completed it (time flies!)

This is what it looked like, and here’s a link to the original post regarding it.

I asked for advice on how best to present this for my friend who was building her own house, and who has recently moved in – yay! Some suggestions were a hoop covered with turquoise ribbon, or framing it in white.

I decided I wanted to present this cross stitch as a cushion – here’s the finished product which I gifted just last week! I bordered the cross stitch with a bright turquoise fabric, and used a grey and turquoise feature floral fabric as the second border and backing. I inserted a lapped zipper into the back for a neat finish for this cushion.

 

 Happy housewarming Anna! I am so proud of all that you have achieved.

 Erin1

Finito! – Harry Potter Cushion

The first part of my latest commission is all done – Harry Potter sampler cross stitch pattern sewn into a cushion.

Harry Potter Cushion

This cushion is going to a new baby boy who’s nursery is a blue & forest themed space. I used a woodgrain fabric to suit the forest theme, and then bound the cushion in a bright, royal blue which had a nice contrast against the brown woodgrain fabric.

The cushion looks amazing in person (if I do say so myself hehe!). The woodgrain fabric looks amazing against the cross stitch, and almost gives it a magical feel.

Harry Potter Cross Stitch

I absolutely love this woodgrain fabric, and I really wish I had’ve bought more when I saw it!

Harry Potter Cushion

The overall cushion finished at 21″, as the pattern is about 15″ finished, and I really wanted the woodgrain fabric to be displayed. My client posted a photo of baby Tyler against the cushion on my Facebook page, and he looks so small against it – he will no doubt grow into it shortly though :)

I’m onto the next portion of this commission now, which is going to be  a framed Marauder’s Map cross stitch for Tyler also.

Would just like to wish you all a safe, happy, and craft Christmas and New Years also – all the best!

Erin xx

Redo – Harry Potter Cross Stitch

So it’s been Arctic quiet on here lately and I apologies for the silence .. It’s been a busy time at the crosstitchery household, as I’ve been working my tail off on this latest commission.

My previous commission was for the Harry Potter Sampler cross stitch which you can see here.

This commission was such a hit that I received another 2 orders for the same pattern before we left for Japan. This patterns takes a long while to stitch – working full time, maintaining a household and having a social life impacts on my time to stitch, but I try and fit in at least an hour every day to gradually chip away at it.

I’m happy to say I’ve nearly finished the first portion of this commission, here’s a progress photo.

Harry Potter Cross Stitch

The flags are by far the hardest part of this commission. There’s so many stitches in each one that it usually takes me like 5 hours just to complete one!

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I’ll be turning this completion in a cushion also, with wood grain fabric to create the cushion as this commission is for a new baby who has a forest theme nursery.

The second part to this commission is another Harry Potter cross stitch which we will be framing. It’s based on the Marauder’s Map, and is so darn cute for a new baby boy.

I’m looking forward to getting this sampler finished and whipped into a cushion so I can start stitching a new pattern soon :)

Finito! – Harry Potter Cross Stitch Cushion

After some crazy mammoth stitching sessions, lots of knots in my shoulders and neck – this amazing Harry Potter sampler cushion is doneski!

Completed - Harry Potter Sampler Cross Stitch Cushion

Completed – Harry Potter Sampler Cross Stitch Cushion

I don’t usually like to toot my own horn, but how amazing does it look?!

Avid Harry Potter fans can find the pattern here. I absolutely adore the amount of detail in this pattern (I mean, check out that marauders map!) but by goly, this was a hard one to stitch, especially in the crazy time frame that I had.

I bordered the pattern in a 2.5″ teal fabric, and completed the cushion with eggplant binding. This is the first time I’ve made a cross stitch into a cushion and I found it really easy, just like stitching a normal cotton cushion. You can check out Tiny Modernist’s post if you need some help sewing a cross stitch cushion.

I have  a whole heap of friends who are Harry Potter fans, and after adding this to Crosstitchery’s facebook page, I’ve received another 3 orders for the same pattern! I’ll also be stitching this adorable pattern for a new baby, due in November.

These commissions will all be started when Mr A & I get back from Japan – we leave in just 2 days! :)