Strawberry season is just around the corner, and we are here for it!
This .PDF features salt box houses as well as whimsical strawberry vines in urns. The text reads, "Strawberry Lane."
It is stitched with shades of red, black, green, yellow, and white. PATTERN DETAILS:
The model was stitched on 32 ct. Belfast Linen (Zweigart) that I tea-dyed myself. If you'd rather skip the mess, I recommend using Vintage Country Mocha instead.
The stitch count is 144w x 69h and the finished design measures approximately 8 3/4"w x 4 1/4"h when stitched on that fabric. The pattern calls for whole stitches only (whole stitches = beginner friendly and Aida friendly!). The model was stitched with shades from Weeks Dye Works, Classic Colorworks, and DMC. DMC equivalents are provided for the specialty fibers. The pattern includes both a black/white symbol page as well as a color page, so you can choose to stitch from the format that works best for you. WHERE TO BUY: This design is available in the Cherry Hill Stitchery Etsy Shop (Be sure to bookmark the page! It is www.etsy.com/shop/cherryhillstitchery) It is also available from the shops that have a .PDF resale agreement. The complete list can be found here. RECREATE THE LOOK:
Finish Fabric: The black/white gingham is from the Hot Cocoa Bar line by Danielle Leone for Wilmington Prints.
Cording: I used 8 strands of the full 6-ply DMC thread to make the cording with a Kreinik cording drill. The shade I used was DMC 321.
Bow: I used a 1.5" wire-edged Royal Burlap black ribbon from 5th Street Studio on Etsy. The SKU is RG127802. I also used a 3/8" red and white grosgrain ribbon for the stacked bow. The red ribbon is from The Ribbon Boutique (Hobby Lobby) and the SKU is 497735. The button in the centerpiece is a size 30 (3/4") covered button from Dritz. I used a scrap of White on Black swiss dot fabric from Riley Blake to cover the button. The name of the fabric is Black on Black Basics and the SKU is C790. I trimmed off some pieces of Baby Breath ZWM-8718 Mainstays (from Walmart) to use behind the bow.
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 it is. Hope you enjoy!