Saturday, April 16, 2011

Girl and the heart flower tree

Hi! I have a little cross stitch to share. I just finished it this morning.

The design comes from a magazine called  "Special Burda - The best suggestions of Anna"  from 1988.
It is a very special magazine to me. First of all, it was the first cross stitch magazine I ever brought.
Before of that I used my Mom's stuff - mostly from some kind of samplers she still has- pieces of fabric with cross stitch designs all over, not organized or framed. Just pieces of fabric where she "copied" designs when she had access to a new one. When my Mom was young, in her little town on the interior of Brazil, magazines were very rare.
Anyways, this magazine is also special because the cover and the instructions inside are in Portuguese. The rest of the magazine is in German. I don't speak German, but this is not a problem, anyone can understand the patterns . And there are many pretty ones in this cherished magazine.
The sweet girl and the heart flower tree is one of my favorite designs in it.

I changed the colors a little. The original had a blue dress. I "pinkified" it.
I decided to make it into a mini pillow decorated with white ric-rac. I am very pleased with the results.

The back of the mini pillow was made using the same polka dot fabric.
One more close-up of this darling design.

Have an enjoyable weekend!
Ana Paula


  1. es un bordado precioso, con mucho Amor y ternura...

  2. Oh, that is just the prettiest little pillow, Ana Paula! Your finishing is perfect and I love the polka-dot fabric! I like the color changes you made, too--beautiful job :)

  3. Achei muito lindinha a sua almofadinha, ficou muito fofa, e o tecido que escolheu como complemento ficou perfeito, parabéns!!!

  4. Ana também estou te seguindo, e aguardando suas novidades. Vc tem esse gráfico da almofadinha, muito lindinho. A minha filha viu e se encantou!!!

  5. The pillow is gorgeous! I love it when you have it displayed with the floral bunny! Lovely!
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  6. So pretty! I like how you combined the cross stitch and fabric to make the pillow larger.

  7. You do such nice work. I have dabbled a little in embroidery and did some cross stitch with my grandma when I was a little girl, but nothing that elaborate. Keep up the good work.

  8. Oh how lovely! My Aunt (My mom's elder sister) is good at all handcrafts including cross stitch and on seeing this i recollected one of her works which has a similar looking little girl with an umbrella !

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  9. The cross-stitch picture is so sweet! And to make it into that cute little pillow is a wonderful idea - it looks fantastic!

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  10. Oh, I love this sweet girl cross-stitch! I know the hours spent in making this. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

  11. I love this sweet finish. I love the use of ric rac and it just makes it precious.

    I can't wait to have a look around....