Kind of like I pretend to sew. But more pretending involved. Since I really, REALLY don't know how to embroider stuff. BUT, my sister IL DOES do cross stitch and I thought for Christmas I'd give her a little wall decor that paid homage to her hobby. So I faked it. I made an:
And if I can fake it, you know you can too.
So, let's get started, shall we?
You could leave it at that, or you could become obsessed with french knots, as I did. In that case, you'll probably want to add some french knot leaves. Below, you will see how to make some french knots.
When you're finished with that, trim your canvas material fairly close to the hoop. With your fingernail, fray the edges, like so:
To cover that crazy mess on the back, just cut a piece of felt slightly larger than your hoop. Use hot glue to attach the felt to the INSIDE of the hoop on the back. (So the hot glue isn't touching the actual project, just the wood of the hoop).
And there you have it. A pretty little garden blooming in the unfortunate months of winter.
For the record, it just barely snowed for the first time this winter, the temperatures have now reached below 0 and I am once again questioning the sanity of living in this tundra. And it's only snowed once. It'll be a looooong winter...