I only stitched up about half of this pattern set as examples and it was so hard deciding which designs to stitch. What was left unstitched was a little cottage, another floral pattern, and of course, a dala horse. I went back on forth on whether or not to include a dala horse and in the end decided to do it. I just wasn't sure I could make one that was unique enough, yet still had the qualities that make dala horses dala horses. I'm glad I decided to do it though because it was really fun once I started sketching.
I struggled with the uniqueness of this set throughout the whole process. Scandinavian folk style is so popular right now so there are a lot of gorgeous items out there. I just wasn't sure I could design something that had that signature look but yet still stood out from all the other wonderful designs that are out there. In the end I'm still not sure I accomplished that but I did make it my goal to stick with a certain look but at the same time make something unique.
So what's next on the SeptemberHouse plan of action? Um.... I'm not exactly sure. I would love to make some embroidered wall art pieces - maybe a new nursery design. And yes, I will be starting to mull over Christmas ornament designs as well. It's that time already! Whatever I decide to tackle next will probably go a little slower but that's alright. I am so looking forward to the next three months with both my boys around. I can only imagine what adventures await!