One of my son's teachers is leaving at the end of the week, and I thought I'd let you see what I made her as a leaving/end of year gift.
It's a Mill Hill Buttoned and Beaded kit called Ladybug Dance, stitched on perforated paper using DMC threads, Mill Hill beads and a bee button.
I hadn't done anything before using the beads in this way, neither had I tried stitching on perforated paper (more like perforated card), so I'd just wanted to have a go. My stitching experience was nothing special, it's really a simple design. The beads just add an extra dimension and more vivid colour (I really do like the colour of those red beads). However, once I'd finished my first two ladybirds, I started to get rather bored with it - slightly unfortunate, as I've another two similar designs to do for my son's other teachers!
I've just finished it into a card using 3 colours of cardboard and I'm very pleased with how it looks. Actually, I think it looks much nicer that I thought it would! I can't think how else to finish something on perforated paper - any suggestions?
Overall, though, I'd much rather work on my Chatelaines any day! Currently I'm having to frog a significant part of my St Petersburg part 3. I've no idea what I did - perhaps I accidentally rotated the chart or something, but I've muddled up some of the colours . At least I'm still on track to have this part completed before the next arrives.