Using Up the Stash

The Little Elephant is the first downloadable pattern in the 'Using Up the Stash' series  and is available by clicking on the picture which will take you directly to my Etsy shop.

The black felt base area is 12" wide x 9" high. Included in the pattern are the cross stitch graph for the elephant and detailed instructions with photographs of the construction. He has a felt ear and tail.

Options for decorating are small mirrors, charms, buttons, tasseled edgings, sequins and ric-rac. 

We all have unfinished pieces of cross stitch or embroidery that were going to be the next great thing and somehow didn’t quite make it. They are also too good to throw away or donate to the thrift shop . So we kept them and waited.

I also have tray cloths and crocheted pieces from both my grandmothers. 2020 is the time to give them another life in a new way. Better to have fun reinventing them, than have them languishing unseen in a box in the storeroom.

Rather than being exact patterns, these designs are mainly ideas, options and choices as everyone’s stash will be different.  Each of course will include a cross stitch pattern. They will give you a starting point from which to grow your own ideas. Very simple straight stitches are used, graphs are supplied with each pattern and progressive photos have been taken as the design has evolved. Hand sewing or machine stitching is your choice.