Sunday, November 10, 2013

A Quick Finish from a Scrap of Velour

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!!

Chica was checking out the new scarf!

Works in Progress

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!

Cross Stitch Ready to be Finished

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'm back!!

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

Halloween Biscourno

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   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!!

Pillow made from Discontinued Upholstery Sample Book

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!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

March Finish

This cross stitch finish was started years ago and finally finished today. It is finished as a pin keep and I added a "fun fur" yarn to the edges.