Monday, November 23, 2015

a tiny finish!

Took a break from NaNo (only 5k left!) to stitch up a little Mill Hill kit that had been sitting in my stash forever. Yup, I still love beads. :3

I'm not really a fan of stitching on perforated paper, though... it picks up a lot of skin oils (as pictured) and I feel like it's just not thick enough to stand up to being handled. Also, stitches and beads aren't as neat as they are on fabric, since the paper doesn't have any give.

However, that didn't stop me from starting another MH kit from my stash immediately after finishing this one! I've been going through my stash over the past couple of weeks and seriously weeding out things that I know I'll never stitch. In the process, I keep finding lots of forgotten gems! There's nothing like a stash dive to calm the urge to get something new... there's plenty of new things already!


  1. Cute! I have one of these but haven't started it yet.

  2. What a lovely little design and finish. well done!
    Thanks for the heads-up about stitching on perforated paper. It's advice I will take note of if I ever buy the couple of Mill Hill kits I've got my eye on. :)

    1. It's so hard to keep clean! No matter how careful I am, I feel like there's a lot of oil transfer. I'm naturally very oily so I swear that even when I wash up first, I end up generating enough while stitching to make a mess on the paper!

  3. Its cute!! I have never tried stitching on perforated paper

  4. Cute design. It looks like an Easter Egg beehive! I have some Mill Hill on perforated paper, I agree with your comments too.


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