I’ve been stocking up on craft kits to make over the winter months. I haven’t had a lot of time for stitching but I couldn’t resist buying the Barmy Fox and Copper Blush collaboration embroidered tree overlaid with a metal tree shape. It sounded odd, but it totally worked.
Floral Christmas tree embroidery
You can buy each of the five designs on their own or a mega kit of all five designs. I opted for the floral Christmas tree embroidery, although I could easily have stitched any of the designs. The kit came with 2 pieces of fabric (one to practise), a 3 inch embroidery hoop, full skeins of thread, a needle, a heat erasable pen to transfer the pattern, ribbon to hang the finished hoop and the wire shape from to attach on top. There was also a link to the pattern with instructions which you could print at home.
There was five festive designs – the floral tree, house in the forest, knitted stocking, O Holy Night Star and a snow globe. I really love anything floral so picked the floral tree. I loved the way everything was neatly packed inside the box.
First I transferred the design using my light box (a gift last Christmas that gets used a lot!).
Then I followed the stitch guide and started stitching. It was a small hoop so only took a few evenings to embroider. Then I added the metal tree shape to finish.
I trimmed the back of the fabric and added the ribbon so I could hang it.
This is the only decoration we have bought this year, it feels good to have something handmade which will last and be used again.