Monday, April 14, 2014

Herb Garden - Perforated Paper

Let me confess first. I love, and I mean love, these adorable little Bead and Button designs from Mill Hill. They are done on perforated paper and I always have at least one on the go as I just love how easy they are when I'm tired or not feeling well. And sometimes playing with beads and stitching is just what I want to do. :)

So the latest one I started a few months back was from their Spring Series 2013 (I think) called Herb Garden.
Now you won't see my big mistake that I've decided to just go with in these photos, but I started too far to the right on the left edge... very annoying of me. So I'm going to stitch until about halfway through the last vase in the design (5 squares) and just build the border in. Therefore making this one not square, but more tall rectangle. It will work, besides it's not necessarily for sale at my store or even a gift. I just like doing these so I do them and throw many on my fridge for a bit, and then in a drawer (yet, sad but true).

Here's the design in it's entirety:

Here's my stitching so far:


And this is my really fun to use thread holder (sorry for crappy photo):

 As these are the only projects I ever really do that require less than 50 colors I always get a squee when I get to use my cute wood thread holders. I have this square and another in the shape of a paint palette. Super cute and work okay with this amount of thread. Not for every project, and not for everyone but a nice change for me from bobbins.

Hope you're all doing well. We are getting a bit of a reprieve from winter here. But I'm not holding my breath, as we always get more snow into mid-May. 



Don't forget to keep to those budgets if you're in or following SFS2014! 

17 comments:

Gillie said...

It's snowing tonight in south west Michigan, sigh! And to think the WT and I enjoyed dinner on the deck on Sunday night!

Joy said...

I also love Mill Hill Button and Bead kits!

Shelly said...

I used to do those Mill Hill kits, easy to do and find frames for them. Sticking to the budget by the hairs of my chinny chin chin! It's getting harder and harder!

Kate said...

Cute kit, love the thread holder. So far I'm on track for zero spend again this month!

cucki said...

Beautiful x

Angela P said...

Lovely :)

Von said...

Love those little kits and they're perfect for displaying on the fridge! :)

Brandy Pettit said...

That is an awesome thread holder, I am going to pass along the idea to my grandpa, who is a wood crafter, as an option for my mom, sister, and me for a Christmas present. Thank you for sharing, and I'm about to see what all this stitching from stash is all about. :)
~Brandy
pamperedpettit.blogspot.com

The Crafty Princess said...

Wow it does look like fun. I have the Masquerade Mask one but have yet to start it. I just love opening the kits and playing around with all the bits and bobs. I like your thread holder too.
Alicia xo

Bekca said...

I love thread holders, both novelty and otherwise. It's always fun to use pretty stitching accessories :)
I finally spent some of my stitching allowance! It felt good to get my hands on some new charts :)
Best wishes.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

That's annoying, but sounds like you're making the best of it.

It's a cute design, I have a few of these too. Some stitched, others not!

Marie Emond said...

Beautiful

Vicky L said...

I love Mill Hill kits. They are fast to finish. Yours is very pretty.

Susan said...

Button and Beads are the best things to have around. I have also switched out the paper for fabric just because I'm tough on the paper. I do the same thing you do - put them up to look at for a while and then file them away.

missy said...

Great start. I have this one in my must stitch pile. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Mill Hill kits and often have a small one in my purse for those WAITING periods in my day.

Happy Stitching!!

Stitchinowl said...

Hi Mel,
Your Button and Beads WIP is really cute. I have a love/hate thing with perforated paper. It's easier to do finishing, but I can be hard on it.

Zeb said...

I have a number of these Button & Bead kits in my stash, but I'm too chicken to start them.

p.s. WHERE can I get a thread holder like that?!