|Chica was checking out the new scarf!|
Sunday, November 10, 2013
I found this scrap of velour and immediately saw a soft, cozy scarf! It was a simple finish of sewing down the one side, matching the pattern of course, and then adding a fancy trim to the ends. This fabric drapes so easily, is a good, heavy weight so won't go flying around when wearing and will match my coat!!
I am currently working on "Peace House" from La-D-Da. I'm not overly thrilled with the color of the called for linen. As you can see from the photo it is a little dark and the cross stitch isn't popping like I would prefer. I may complete as is - or start over on a light piece of linen. Love the design though!
I completed the cross stitch for "Ghoul Tidings" from Plum Street Samplers (in the Halloween 2013 Magazine) - I just haven't figured out an appropriate finish. If I frame it I'll want a primitive looking frame, but am also thinking of a three dimensional box or flat fold that I could add black beads around the outside. For now - this will go in my "to be finished" box.
|This is another finish "to be finished" - Lizzie Kate Flip It October F31. I used most of the called for Sampler threads. I'm thinking a box finish!|
I finally have a few minutes to post some of the recent items I've finished. This summer I completed the below project bag. I made it from upholstery book samples along with a heavy plastic front.
|It is the perfect size to hold a magazine, pattern and thread. And the zipper closure keeps dust and the cats out!|
Sunday, September 9, 2012
This biscourno was made from a design by Plum Pudding Needleart named "4 Bats and A Cat". It is a perfect square which is needed for a biscourno type finish. I 4 cat head shaped buttons for a three dimensional look, and there is one on the back for the middle tie in. I added halloween style cording and a halloween Moda fabric for the back. You can purchase this pattern on www.plumpuddingneedleart.com It was great fun to stitch and this is my first biscourno finish. Now I just have to find a perfect square for a thanksgiving design since I want to do this type of finish again!!
This pillow is larger than my dog Emma! It was made by upholstery samples and finished on the back with a suede like cloth. The two sides have coordinating trim with tassels. This pillow will need to be kept away from Emma since she will pull all of the tassels off!