Thursday, March 4, 2010

Eat Your Carrot(s)!

On Monday morning, while sleepily checking my email/reader, I saw that Tanya of The Sampler Girl had released a new freebie: "eat your carrots".

Because it was such a glorious, spring-y,sunny morning, and because I've been doing fall stitching most of the winter (which I love, but don't want to do winter all spring...), and because Marc's nickname for me is some form of the word "Bunny", and because I LOVE pastel colours (I'm happy as a pig in, umn, mud when the spring comes because I can just roll in pastels, eyelet lace, and seersucker regardless of whether or not anyone I know's got a baby.), I decided this would be an easy, fast spring make which I could then finish and enjoy as spring comes on. I think we all need a little cheering up from the winter blues. So, at some length, I finished, and "finish-finished" it.





"eat your carrots"
The Sampler Girl
Start: 01 March 2010
End: 03 March 2010
Fabric: 1/2 on Mystery White Linen
Fibers: GAST Straw Basket, Grape Leaf, Avocado, Bayberry; DMC 3854, Anchor 305




I used some of that ubiquitous pink-bud seersucker (gosh, how I love that type of fabric!!), and some taupe stripe ticking (another favorite) as the complimentary fabrics. I wanted a half pastel-half prim look, and I'm reasonably satisfied with the result. Too bad almost I stuffed and/or ironed almost all the "seer" out of the "sucker", but I still find this rather saccharin print a guilty pleasure. :D



I noticed this morning that this finish has yarn hair. Not unlike a Cabbage Patch. I think it's the "pig tails". I'll do something about those guys later on; maybe tie more knots in them...or castrate them. It might be all in my own head, as I was too rough turning the pillow to begin with and thus endowed it with "ears", and so planting the seed of the idea that it's a plush with a "head" which is now sporting yarn hair, lol. What think you, Gentle Reader?

Well, It's time for me to slink back to the warm nest I've made of the couch. That fleeting Sunny Morning is long gone, but I still have my Sunbeam Blanket, so all will be well even if I am a bit under the weather this week. Happy stitches to you all, and Thanks for stopping by. If you see a creepy little doll peering at you from the upstairs window as you leave my house, don't worry, it's just my pillow-finish. :D

Your Couch-Dweller,
Berit



31 comments:

Cari-in-VA said...

Berit - I love it! This is such a sweet little design and I am impressed without quickly you stitched it AND finished it (ears and all :-) )

Enjoy the rest of your day!

Kathy said...

Berit this is just darling!! Love the fabrics and the finishing. Even the yarn "hair". Just darling.

DonnaTN said...

This little thing is too cute! Thanks for including your floss colors! Since Tanya said to choose what we like and I need a place to start, I hope you don't mind if I try your choices too. Hope you feel better!

Ranae said...

What a cute little finish. It sure bets the winter blues, I bet.
It looks great yarn hair and all

Sally said...

Your finish is absolutely adorable! I love it!

Sadie said...

What a wonderful springy finish Berit! Very pretty indeed :-)
I like to bow/hair on top ;-) x

BeckySC said...

I LOVE it, Berit :) BEEutiful job :)

Catherine said...

Great finish! I have mine all stitched up, just trying to decide how to finish it!

Daffycat said...

How wonderful, Berit! What a darling little pillow!

Karen said...

Such a cute finish! Love the seersucker fabric too. Too cute!

Diane said...

Very cute finish!
I got your email but my son has been monopolizing the home computer doing (!) homework (!!). I'll get back to you as soon as I can. Did I mention that my son has (actually) been DOING HOMEWORK (!!!!!!)?

corinna said...

great finish
i just completed mine 2 nights ago
and have already gifted it away.
i took a pic but have been too lazy to post...
maybe soon...so much easier to wander through everyone elses posts
;0)

Myra said...

That is so cute! I just saved this design last night. The fabrics you chose for finishing are just perfect. You may have invented a new finish - the cabbage patch pillow. :o)

JOLENE said...

What a sweet finish Berit! It's just the perfect thing for spring. I love bunny's and carrots!! Especially the chocolate bunny's....hehehe. Enjoy the "Sunbeam", it's cold and snowing in my neck of the woods.

Lois said...

Berit, this is such a cute finish! I did see this freebie but have yet to print it out, can you guess that's exactly what I'm going to do now!!

Deb said...

How sweet is that! I just love your finish. I think I better go over and snatch that freebie. I think I missed it somehow.

Holly said...

Hi Berit,

I LOVE how you finished this freebie. It's adorable! You have inspired me. I have "Eat Your Carrots" printed out and I'm going to pick my fabric and threads and stitch it for Easter.

Hugs,
Holly

mainely stitching said...

I just love your finish of this cute freebie - right up to its Cabbage Patch hair! :D

Danielle said...

What a perfect design for March! I am ready for something with bright or pastel colors, too. I love the way you've finished this--I have to try it sometime--I need something new in my repertoire!

MyLifesAStitch said...

Love it! I think the yarn hair gives it an oh so sweet touch. Good job!

Brigitte said...

I love this little cutie, and your finishing is so original and creative. Adorable.

Kathy A. said...

Oh hun what a sweet design and so beautifully finished. You have done a wonderful job. Love those Tudor Rose scissors. A pair of those jumped into my shopping car too LOL.

Sharlotte said...

This is really cute Berit. I may have to "hop" on over and download it.

I have nominated you for an award. You can come put it up on my blog.

Mylene said...

That is such a cute finish. Thought to stitch that one too but i have a few small ones to work on with and haven't have much time for stitching nowadays...

Annemarie said...

Heh. You're funny. And possibly mad. But certainly gifted in the stitching and finish-finishing department!

Siobhan said...

Berit, that is SO cool!! I love it. I have it printed out but have yet to stitch it. I love the way you finished yours.

Michelle said...

That is so cute! Beautifully finished!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

What a wonderful design, beautifully stitched and finished.

Lennu said...

It's such a cute finish! I love that pillow you made of it, very springlike :) I have printed this as well, usually I'm not much into spring stitching, but this year I want to stitch ALL those lovely spring designs :) Maybe some winter blues is in the air here too :)

LiahonaGirl said...

Wonderful finish on this darling little piece! And love the scissors from previous post.
Nancy

melissa sews said...

I adore that seersucker rosebud fabric! I have about 1/2 a yard left that I've been hoarding for some time. I made my Sara Lynn a cute swing top from some of it when she was a babe. I just can't seem to find another 'worthy' project for the remainder. Your 'eat your carrots' pillow turned out lovely. :) Melissa