Friday, December 1, 2017

A Chicken in a Butter Dish

 Happy Friday!
Who says you can't put a chicken in a butter dish ? :)
I stitched this Kathy Barrick ornament from the Just Cross Stitch ornament issue from 2001.. I used black 28 count evenweave and the called for DMC..
It has been sitting downstairs on my craft table since about January! I found this silver butter dish at the last flea market we went to.. and I started thinking it would be perfect in there! And so cute on the tree! I stacked little pieces of foam board and glued them in the bottom so this would sit on top.. I cut an oval of sticky board and added a layer of batting.. I tied dark red homespun on the ends and gathered black homespun check for a ruffle around the whole piece..
I added a little greenery ( a tiny wreath that I cut in half with wire cutters) a bow of twine and a rusty bell .. I used the dark red homespun for the hanger..
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The Eveningstitcher said...

It's adorable! Now, I'm always looking for stuff around the house to finish my cross stitch....I love all of your ideas and your home looks amazing!! Can't wait to see what you and Chelsea have done this's always fun!!! Have a great day! Thank you for always posting on your blog...

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

what a sweet finish! and now you have me scouring my older JCS's for that pattern! <3

Kathleen George said...

Your creativity to finish the project is spot on! Very cute!
Kathleen in Az

Laura Love said...

You are brilliant! How many people would look at a butter dish and think to finish it this way?!?! Blows me away! This turned out super cute!! Love it!

Maggee said...

So cute!! I now cannot go shopping anywhere without thinking, 'What can I do with this or that?' in regards to finishing stitches! You have inspired LOTS of us! Thank you for that! Hugs!