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Summer cross stitch, Seasons completed and new Etsy shop plans

Hi everyone, I have a cross stitch finish and news about my new Etsy shop.

I have lots of photos below of my Summer project finish and I have completed the Winter pattern from the 2016/2017 freebie set of patterns here, but first news of my Etsy shop plans.
Etsy shop news 

Stitching Fairy Crafts at Etsy   here
I have had quite a few requests asking if I intend to sell some of my project bags, these requests came at the right time for me as I had just started to plan what I was going to offer up for sale in my new Etsy shop. I have never offered any of my stitched items for sale because I usually offered them as gifts in giveaways on my blog but I have now decided to make some project bags and notions pouches and offer some of my cross stitch items for sale.
I currently have a small autumn pillow for sale, I am sure you have seen it before as it is stitched using one of my free patterns.   
Summer cross stitch finish

I have recently been inspired by floss tube, watching all of the wonderful stitching is truly an inspiration. I decided to search around in my craft room to look for some unfinished projects that I knew were begging to be finished, I found Summer and was surprised to see I only had a little back stitch to do to complete it, so here it is!
If I were to stitch this again I would choose a grey colour as shown on the pattern, I chose this over the internet and really it was too pale as it did not make the colours pop,  but I am pleased with it.
I am pretty sure I have another design in this series, it is called Welcome and is really pretty, I think it maybe my new start over the next few weeks. 

I managed to stitch Winter in my free seasons 2016/2017 patterns, I hope you like them!
The next time I design a seasons set of patterns I am going to design them altogether because even I got confused where each pattern was on my blog! Lol……  
Until next time, happy stitching! 
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. March 10, 2017 / 9:50 am

    Congrats on opening your Etsy shop – I have always said that this is something you should do. I know you will do very well – talent like yours will not go unrecognized. Now I am off to visit and favorite your shop!

  2. March 10, 2017 / 9:50 am

    Oh, I just love your Summer finish, Lynn–it looks like it must have been such fun to stitch with all of those adorable motifs scattered about! Such pretty fabric you chose as well.

    Thank you for sharing your seasonal charts with us. I've just printed off the winter one–you know how much I love snowmen and the color blue, so he is just perfect 🙂

  3. March 10, 2017 / 9:50 am

    I'm not surprised that people have wanted to buy your project bags. They are pretty.

  4. March 10, 2017 / 9:50 am

    Congratulations on your new store and Love your Summer stitch .
    Looks so pretty.

  5. March 10, 2017 / 9:50 am

    Great news about your etsy shop! I will be stalking it now waiting for those gorgeous project bags.
    I love your Summer stitch, it's beautiful.

  6. March 10, 2017 / 9:50 am

    Lynn, you are amazing! What great ideas for your Etsy shop!! Lovely stitching, as always.

  7. March 12, 2017 / 3:17 pm

    Hi Lynn: I love the Summer design, I have the Winter design in my stash pile waiting to be stitched.
    I am looking forward to seeing your bags for sale.


  8. March 12, 2017 / 3:17 pm

    Wonderful ideas Lynn I don't know how you manage to come up with fresh ideas I am way behind you in writing patterns I still have problems organising it with my daily life. (any tips?)
    Good luck with your etsy shop it will do well I will put a link on my blog.
    Best wishes
    Julie.C xx

  9. March 12, 2017 / 3:17 pm

    I was only thinking today that I want some more project bags!
    Love the CC Summer design, these are on my wishlist too. All four seasons of course!
    The freebies look great stitched as a set, especially the quotes on the back.

  10. March 12, 2017 / 3:17 pm

    Congratulations on your new store, so nice.so beautiful your Summer stitch are.
    Looks so pretty.
    Have a nice day

  11. March 29, 2017 / 10:49 am

    Your Summer piece is so beautiful, so neat! Wishing you success on your new shop, your pieces are wonderful.