First off, I don’t know if sh.nava reads my blog, but I did send her a personal message letting her know that pictures of her ATC were posted here, and if she would prefer a surprise she should skip reading this post. ♥
Last month I was browsing for birthday gifts I’d like to have, and sending my husband the links so he’d know that whatever he picked out would be a winner. Well, I stumbled upon a Japanese embroidery book that I didn’t have yet, and I spied storybook characters inside. Be still my stitchy heart!
Of course he did the right thing, and gifted me the book. Thanks again, honey!
With the subject of this ATC swap being fairy tales, and me having a soft spot in my heart for THE WIZARD OF OZ, I now had the perfect pattern source.
This book wastes no time getting to the cuteness. Here’s the first page:
There they are, the Wiz Kids. (Oh, don’t think I’m not still swooning over Peter Pan and the gang!)
These patterns are small enough to accommodate the ATC, but they couldn’t be spaced out so much. After a little tweaking, I got the placement just right.
Since the designs are so small, I only used 3 strands of floss, and primarily used the back stitch everywhere except for the occasional French knot or daisy stitch. In the book’s photo, it looks like the designs were stitched using only 1 strand of floss. Wow.
I’m headed to the post office tomorrow to ship this off to Israel! My ATC will be coming from Australia and I’ll be sure to share it with you when it arrives.
Which fairy tales do you love?