The Busy Bean

Just Desserts

Once upon a time, I used to cross stitch a lot. I have a lot of projects that sort of got pushed to the side over time. Suddenly, cross stitch is back! And it’s back with an adorable vengeance, thanks in part to companies like The Frosted Pumpkin.

I ordered their Dessert of the Month as soon as Amanda tweeted about it. It’s been nice to sit and pass the time with something small while Brad’s away this week on business. oh, and to re-watch last season of Downton Abbey before I start watching this season.

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I really planned on making a sampler for the year, but when I was done with this cute little guy, I just couldn’t put him away until next month. I will still probably do a sampler, but in the meantime, here’s what I decided to do with my little desserts:

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I cut squares of cardboard, batting and one of those refrigerator magnets that come advertising local businesses. Then I cut out my truffle a little bit bigger than those squares and snipped out the corners. Glue the batting to the cardboard, then cover it with the linen I stitched my truffle on. Glue all around the edge of the back side of the cardboard and wrap the linen around. Me more layer of glue on the back to attach the magnet and let it sit under something heavy for an hour or so.

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When you’re all done, you’ve got a super cute champagne truffle magnet for your fridge. It was the perfect solution for me, since I have really no wall space in my kitchen. I’m sure I will do this with a lot more of my monthly desserts, then stitch up a sampler at the end of the year. This took no time at all to stitch, so I won’t mind doing it again.

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And it got me back in the cross stitch groove! I’m ready to pull out an adorable snowman project I started so many years ago and never finished.

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4 Thoughts on “Just Desserts

  1. adorable! I have to idea how to cross stitch so I’ll just be envious

  2. What a fab idea of what to do with them!

  3. Gloria on January 14, 2012 at 9:47 am said:

    I am just wondering if my brain will let me do amy crosstich while I am here.

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