I know I am terribly late, but I had finally coaxed myself into trying a more 'daring' finishing method, and it took me a few days to get it done :D But now, without further ado, I present you my first ornament finish!
I finished the stitching last year for Halloween, and now it was finally time to get it done. I loosely followed this tutorial, but did a lot of improvising where I was missing the right material. First I cut two circles from sturdy cardboard, then, missing the right kind of batting, I put some filling material on the circles and ironed thin interfacing over it. I laced both the stitching and the backing fabric tightly on the back, made a braid from some cheap craft yarn for the hanger, and glued both sides together. Lastly, I sewed across the edges, because I didn't quite trust the glue AND I love me some beads, which I added in the progress. It's far from perfect, but I do like it and I already learned a few things I could do better next time!
And for this pretty complicated (for me at least) I also had a super simple one - for a friends birthday, I stitched a little freebie by Maria Brovko, and glued it to a card using double sided tape. (In fact, I made another one, but that has yet to reach its destination!).
I am irrationally proud of my self. Maybe that's a good sign for next year?