I am the craftiest daughter of a very crafty mother. She taught me a lot of crafty basics when I was young. In k-12, I used to get in trouble for drawing on my schoolwork. Later on I picked up a ...
I am the craftiest daughter of a very crafty mother. She taught me a lot of crafty basics when I was young. In k-12, I used to get in trouble for drawing on my schoolwork. Later on I picked up a paintbrush and taught myself how to paint. For a brief period in college, I played with a computer based paper doll program (kisekae) and I got quite handy with a mouse. Today, I use my chronic doodling habit to develop cross stitch and embroidery patterns.
I'm taking a break from designing patterns to work on a crazy quilt project. There are several new embroidery designs that I'm developing for this project. When it's done, I will work on publishing them as patterns here.
Not all fairy tales are about pretty princesses and handsome princess saving the day. The Red Shoes by Hans Christian Andersen is one such story. A poor young girl is taken in by a wealthy widow, but she fails to behave like a proper young lady. When she wears bright red shoes to church against the widow's wishes, they become cursed and she must dance until she convinces a woodsman to cut off her feet.
100 stitches wide by 150 stitches tall. Stitched in 14 Count Aida, this pattern would measure about 7.14" x 10.71"
Your background fabric will make the door of the church, so choose a color that will make the door you like best.