DIY Embroidery

Hedgehog cross stitch

8 September 2015
Hedgehog cross stitch

Just a quick article today to share a sewing project I have been working on for the past few months.

I signed up on Pinterest only a few months ago (and on Instagram just three weeks ago!) thanks to my friend Manon’s advice and didn’t understand why I hadn’t done it sooner. I LOVE Pinterest. It gives me so many ideas! The only problem is that I sometimes feel like my mind will overflow with ideas because I can’t keep up. I would need to sew several hours a day in order to do everything I’d like to!

After years of finding it difficult to find cross stich patterns I actually like (so many are old fashioned, too big or just not very pretty in my opinion) I was so glad to discover that so many people out there had modern and fun grids to share!

Anyway, my mom saw one of the very many patterns I pinned and called me one day to ask me to reproduce this hedgehog cross stitch for her birthday. Of course I was very happy to oblige!

I loved the original design but wanted to make mine slightly more “chocolately brown” rather than brown grey.

So I changed most (ok, all) of the colours without being quite sure of what it would look like in the end. I am quite proud of the result, especially since it matched perfectly – and randomly – a frame I had bought over a year ago at a second hand sale.

I hope you like it!

Hedgehog cross stich

My hedgehog cross stitch about a month ago

Hedgehog cross stich

The basic stitched finished plus the quills done with back stitch

Hedgehog cross stich

Hedgehog cross stitch

The final result, ready to be wrapped in paper for a very personal birthday present!

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  • Reply Nathalie 27 October 2015 at 17 h 57 min

    Glad you like it! :)

  • Reply Jude 26 October 2015 at 19 h 19 min

    The hedgehog has such a cute face. Keep up the interesting work and natter.

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