Sunday, 15 June 2014


This is a little embroidery hoop picture that I made the previous
 weekend. I've always wanted to make something like this
but I couldn't decide whether to use appliques or crossstitch.
 Then I came across a project in Prima Makes Magazine 
that gave me the idea to use red buttons for the cherries
and I thought I'll give it a try.

I found a couple of wooden ones amonst my button stash
that were just the right size and so with some green thread and
yellow fabric I happily stiched away.

I used satin stitch for the leaves and split stitch for the
stalks. It was simple and easy, just the sort of project I enjoy
working on while sat on the sofa watching tv.

I think the buttons work perfectly and they go really well with
the yellow background.

It's a cheerful little picture and I love the handmade
colours it brings to our home so I'm really happy. Hope you
like it too!

Have a lovely week!


  1. Beautiful! I love the bright yellow fabric you've chosen - it really sets off the red of the buttons.

  2. So pretty yet so simple! I love it!

  3. I love this! Simple but so sweet and pretty. There is something so lovely about cherries isn't there?
    Marianne x

  4. That is so sweet. I too am mad about cherries at the moment! Sarah xo

  5. I love it! Actually, I think I'll do one up for my daughters' kitchen area, they have a cherry print fabric for their sink skirt. The yellow fabric is really fun and pretty!

  6. Simple but very effective, so sweet.
    Caz xx

  7. So bright and jolly! Bet your girls love this!

  8. I really like it, the colours and simple design are so fresh yet retro looking. It has a real vintage appeal. Gorgeous. x