I have been enjoying my little self imposed blog break, spending lots of time stitching and watching tv. It's not the most supremely productive way to spend my afternoons and evenings, but it's been just what I needed to rest and relax.
This sweet pattern comes from sewing seed on Etsy. I love her cross stitch pattern shop and wish I had more time to work on a few more of her patterns - there are just so many cute ones to choose from.
Usually I leave my cross stitch or embroidery work in the hoops, but I decided to try something a little different this time.
After finishing my work, I used my hot glue gun to "wrap" it onto a canvas I picked up at Michael's.
Center your work and glue down the fabric, pulling taut as you glue. I glued the top, then bottom, then left and right sides of the piece. I was left with the corners, which I just folded neatly and glued down.
I really love this method of finishing - it really seems to make this simple needlework into a piece of art.
The canvas I bought is thick enough to stand on its own, or can also be hung on a wall.
I don't know what my next project will be, but I am really loving cross stitch these days. Are you working on any stitching? Share in the comments - I'd love to see!