I'm not fighting my obsession with all the cute beehives everywhere, so you get one more bee-themed release this year! Here is a little Honey for your stitching pleasure!
PATTERN DETAILS: The design features bees, flowers, a beehive, and text that simply states "Honey." It is a little reminiscent of a band sampler, and is stitched in muted shades of yellow, brown, black and green. I used threads from both Weeks Dye Works and Classic Colorworks to get the look on the model, but I did include alternative suggestions for those of you who prefer to use DMC. The model was stitched on 32ct Tycho Belfast linen from Picture this Plus. The stitch count is 73w x 87h, which stitches up to be about 5 3/8"h x 4 1/2"w on that fabric.
WHERE TO BUY:
This design is available in the Cherry Hill Stitchery Etsy shop, here. It will also be available at select retailers. The complete list of authorized shops can be found here.
RECREATE THE LOOK:
Fabric - The black and white plaid finish fabric is Branded Cream and Black Picnic Check from Sweetwater Fabric, SKU# 5782-22.
Cording - I used 5mm jute twine instead of cording on this piece. Most craft/fabric stores carry something similar, and you generally can find it by the ribbon.
Bow - The brown ribbon is a 2" wire-edged jute ribbon from Hobby Lobby. The SKU is 809780. The sage green ribbon is also a Hobby Lobby find. It is 3/8" double-sided satin ribbon, and the SKU is 1924596. The centerpiece is a size 36 covered button (7/8") from Dritz that I covered with the same Cream and Black Picnic Check listed above. I used Fray Check to seal the tails of both ribbons.
The materials listed above are unique to this piece. The foundational supplies (the board, glue, batting, etc--stuff you can't see) are the same no matter what I am finishing, so I buy those in bulk and keep them on hand. You can see what those materials are on the Tools and Organization page. One more time, here's what it all looks like assembled:
Hope you enjoy!