Wild roses are blooming! Just in time for the reveal of my latest design inspired by the wild roses.
It's a Blossom sewing kit.
This design started out as experimentation. I was thinking of a pink and white bracelet made of seed beads using the square stitch. Don't ask why - that's an even longer story. My eyes are not as agreeable to beading so I tried it as a cross stitch design, reversing the colors to see which I liked better.
One day I was looking at the scrap and decided it would fit on a tin. All the sudden it became an official project. I made up a leaf pattern that fit between the rows of flowers and repeated the two main motifs to become a scissors fob and a mini pincushion.
I did bring the seed beads along. It's much easier to stitch them to cloth then to stitch them together. A little twisted cord and a lot of glue and I have a travel sewing kit.
Everything fits perfectly in the tin with some extra room for a needle threader and floss. I lined the inside with pink felt and glued a magnetic business card (advertising side down) on top. I never throw away those magnetic cards when they are stuck on new phone books or on the newspaper. They are really handy.
This pattern is avail for sale at patternsonline.com.