Monday, March 23, 2015

Spring Cross Stitch, Button Bunny Pillow, and Dessert


 For today's tea, I have some things I'd like to share with you.  Let's sit and have a slice of Pistachio Layered Dessert that I have leftover from St. Patrick's Day and a cup of tea.  The gorgeous pink roses were found at a local grocery store, as a rainy day special, for $2.00!!!


This Spring Cross Stitch is a Lizzie Kate design that I recently finished.   I did it on linen and changed some of the colors up a bit to suit my tastes.  I'm doing all four seasons and will just change them out in the same frame.


My Petit Point teacup is by Royal Albert, and found on Ebay.  When I opened up the box, one of my granddaughters was here and she said, "Oh Nana. it looks like cross stitch!" 


I turned over my sweater pillow that I had made for Valentine's Day, and used buttons to make a bunny.  My inspiration was from a catalog from Pier 1, which I've shown below.  I just laid my buttons around until I liked the shape and then I hot glued them on.  You can see my heart button pillow here


Here's my inspiration for my bunny pillow.


Recently my friend Sandi, from Rose Chintz Cottage, made a pistachio dessert and I was inspired to make one again for St. Patrick's Day.  You can find my recipe that I shared last Spring, which can be found here.  This time, instead of using Oreos in the crust, I used a sleeve of Lorna Doone cookies, along with the melted butter.  They're both good!  You can also check out Sandi's  Pistachio Delight dessert here


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36 comments:

  1. Kitty, I love your adorable bunny pillow, especially his three button tail and heart button nose! So smart too for different seasonal design on the reverse of your heart pillow.What a sweet petit point teacup too, perfect for sipping tea while you're cross stitching ♥

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  2. Great that you can just turn the pillow over and use it for different seasons! Love your teacup.

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  3. Aren't you a crafty woman! I like the spring cross stitch and bunny pillow. There is a special glue (Walmart find in Fla.) to glue buttons and bling on to material. A metal piece came off a top of mine and after glueing it with this product it has gone through a couple of washes successfully.
    Your Petit Point teacup is a nice reminder of a late friend of mine who used this pattern when I had tea at her house.

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  4. Kitty, both your bunny pillow and the cross stitch are wonderful. I like the idea of changing out each cross stitch for the seasons too. Your dessert looks yummy and I think it's the perfect dessert for Easter too. I do like your Petit Point teacup, as I have two of them. Thank you for joining me for tea and have a beautiful day, my friend. I am wondering how Mike is doing these days.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  5. I love cross stitch... a favorite relaxation. I change the colors too...ya gotta! Love your button bunny! Well done! I love the Petit Point teacup for the same reason...looks like my cross stitch patterns! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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  6. The bunny pillow is adorable! I agree with your granddaughter the cup does look like cross stitch. Cute spring piece you have done...
    Have a great week, Kitty.

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  7. LOVE that bunny pillow! So cute! Your cross stitch is so sweet, and looks perfect with the teacup. Wouldn't it be nice to find roses for $2 all the time?I would always have a bouquet!
    Happy Tea Day Kitty!

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  8. You are so talented! The bunny pillow is so cute and I love the fact that it is reversible. (Helps for storage purposes-two in one) I embroider but don't cross stitch though. When I see designs such as yours, it motivates me to learn. Love your Royal Albert. Such a great teacup for a cross stitcher! ~Nora

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  9. Dearest friend, I thoroughly enjoyed my time on your blog today - you are such a sweet delight! Your bunny pillow is adorable...you are so cute and clever :) And your tea cup - what a beauty!

    Love and hugs to you!

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  10. Kitty, what fun! Love your bunny button pillow and your counted cross stitch "Spring". The roses were a great find and so pretty. Add the Petit Point teacup and you have a happy cross-stitch tea! Happy Tea Day!

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  11. Your cross stitch turned out great Kitty, I love the sheep:@) Cute pillow and the dessert looks mighty good too-enjoy:@)

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  12. Sweet everythings today! Your projects both turned out beautifully. Your new tea cup is so unique...haven't seen one like that before. Hope that spring has sprung in Texas!

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  13. Yum, I will have another bite of that dessert too! The tea cup is perfect! Yes, it does look like cross-stitch.
    Your bunny pillow is adorable. I like yours alot better than theirs!

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  14. Such lovely handwork - the cross stitch is beautiful and the bunny pillow just plain adorable! Love the tea cup. One of my aunts had that as her china pattern. Happy week to you.

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  15. Happy Spring, Kitty! Your green teapot and bunny pillow are charming!

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  16. the bunny pillow is so cute. And I love to do cross stitch and so love your "lizzie kate". I have done a few of theirs.

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  17. You crafty, you. Love your tea cup.

    Cindy

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  18. I found myself really following that dessert. That really looks delicious. I need to try it too! Your pillows are darling and creative and re-purposing is wonderful!

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  19. Oh, Kitty, that bunny pillow is too cute! And what a great idea to do the seasons in cross stitch! I'll be anxiously awaiting the others, though not necessarily a "certain" season, if you know what I mean (one that involves white, as in snow...). We had some of that this evening!! I think like your granddaughter--that the beautiful tea cup looks like cross stitch! Thanks for your visit and your always-sweet comments. ~Zuni

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  20. You are so clever, Kitty! That pillow idea was brilliant. At first I thought you sewed them on. Yay for the hot glue gun. Love your cross stitch too. I have several pieces of Petit Point. So cute that your granddaughter "got it. Love gingham with everything. Happy Spring, Ruthie

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  21. Goodness me! I am simply in love with your tea cup, dearest Kitty! And what a darling bunny cushion - I love how you used buttons:). Your cross stitch is just lovely! I love doing a bit of cross stitch every now and then! Thank you for sharing and may your week be blessed!
    Love,
    Kelly-Anne

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  22. Your bunny pillow is very cute (and I'm sure a lot more economical than Pier I). :-) The tea cup is very pretty and it does look like cross stitch. Have a super day, Heather

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  23. Everything looks great, Kitty. I love pistachio pudding. The pillow turned out lovely. I like anything depicting the four seasons. It seems like a lot of work. I am such a bad sewer. :-(

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  24. Thank you, dearest Kitty, for sharing your charming post with Roses of Inspiration. Love to you!

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  25. I love how you decorate your home Kitty! Your cross stitch for all seasons is a wonderful idea. I haven't cross stitched in forever, but always enjoyed it. Maybe when I retire I will start up again. Love your bunny pillow! Hippity Hoppity, Easter is on it's way. xo

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  26. I forgot to tell you that the pink roses are gorgeous, and I'm glad you found the rainy day special!

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  27. Love your pillow and teacup. The dessert looks great! Your cross stitch is lovely as well.

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  28. Kitty I really like your cross stitch idea of making the different seasons and then using only one frame. Love your cross stitch too. So pretty for Spring. I like Lizzie Kate patterns. Your roses sure are pretty too. Everything you have put together to make this tea is great.

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  29. The Petit point cup and saucer are the same my great grandmother had. I've always loved that pattern. And your roses are beautiful.

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  30. Your cross stitch tea cup is adorable Kitty, as is your seasonal cross stitch framed piece, but I am crazy for your button bunny! So so Cute!
    Jenna

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  31. Hi Kitty! Your $2 roses would brighten any day :). Great bunny button pillow! It turned out so pretty, I can't believe you just eyed it to get the pattern right. Your pistachio dessert looks so yummy and spring-like! Cross stitching the different seasons sounds like a lot of fun :), and what better cup to use while you do it!

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  32. Great deal on your flowers, your tea cup is so pretty , it does look like cross-stitch, speaking of your stitching is so cool, great folkart look, and love your bunny pillow!!

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  33. I remember this recipe from last time & I never did get to try making it. It is going to the top of my list, as it would be very pretty for Easter, too.
    I adore your 'cross stitched' teacup...how precious!
    You did a good job creating the bunny pillow, too, Kitty. I need to get back into my sewing room for some therapy.
    Would you believe it is snowing here today?? UGH!!!!!

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  34. Your post is loaded with your creative talent, you have inspired me! I love this dessert it looks delicious. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday and have a fantastic weekend!
    Miz Helen

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  35. Wow, Kitty, so much talent! The tea cup does look like cross stitch ~ :) I used to love doing needlepoint and cross stitch but it started bothering my eyes. I haven't tried it since my cataract surgery. Love the bunny pillow!

    I saw that dessert and so wish I had it right now ~
    xo
    Pat

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  36. Kitty, I love your cross stitch of Spring! The teacup is simply darling and so is your cute pillow. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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