I finished this cute little thing a few nights ago for a dear old friend that’s expecting her first child!!! Can’t wait for the lil guy to get here… So in the mean time I decided to whip something up.
My buddy gave me free reign when it came to choosing a theme so I decided it was the perfect opportunity to try out a gorgeous Satsuma Street design. ZOMG, lemme tell you that the whole site is just cuteness overload. I want all the patterns!!!
Anyways, after fawning over the pattern I decided to go for it and I got started right away. The model was stitched on a dark navy fabric, but I wanted to go in a different direction and made some changes to accommodate a lighter fabric. The “wood” on the ship was originally supposed to be white, but that would not show up on my oatmeal aida. I went with a dark brown for the wood instead and also ended up switching the white on other areas of the design as you can see in some of the pics.
After I had this baby all stitched up I went back and decided to add a personal touch. I plotted out a quick pattern and stitched the lil guy’s name on there.
I think it turned out pretty spiffy and I can’t wait to hear what my friend thinks!!! In the meantime, I’d appreciate feedback from any followers or folks that may stumble upon this in the cross stitch tag.
If you’re interested in looking at some of my other projects, check out my “itiskismet stitches” tag and let me know what you think.