I did it. I finally finished my 3rd and final Harry Potter sample cross stitch / cushion!
Not going to lie, I did a MASSIVE happy dance when this commission was all done .. It’s been a hard slog for these! There are SO many stitches, so many colour changes, and so much detail that it takes me weeks and weeks to stitch these.
Don’t get me wrong, the end result is always, always worth it. Just as seeing my client’s face when they receive their cushion is worth it. Here’s the final one I completed.
Aubergine surrounds for the cushion along with turquoise binding, and a simply lapped zipper back. I added a floral decorative stitch to the back of the cushion just as a lil’ something.
This was completed a couple of weeks ago, we’ve just been busy over the last few weeks and I haven’t had time to post anything.
FINALLY! My 3rd and final Harry Potter sampler cross stitch is finished!!!!
I am beyond excited to be done with this in all honesty.
I love cross stitching. I love the methodical nature of it, and of watching it appear before my eyes. I love that it takes patience to complete, and I love that it keeps me occupied whilst we watch a movie (because lately, I always fall asleep before the end of a movie and never get to see the finish!).
But stitching this 3 times has been a mammoth task. There’s SO many stitches in this pattern, and it’s so intricate..
But anyway, IT’S DONE! It’s been washed and ironed and I began sewing it into a cushion last night. I’ll be posting once this order is done as I love the colours my client requested.
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 :)
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!
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.
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!
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 :)
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
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.
Top Right Hand Corner – Harry Potter Sample Cross Stitch Cushion
Bottom Right Hand Corner – Harry Potter Sample Cross Stitch Cushion
Top Left Hand Corner – Harry Potter Sample Cross Stitch Cushion
Bottom Left Hand Corner – Harry Potter Sample Cross Stitch Cushion
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! :)