Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Fully Finished Gallery - June

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?


Pamela said...

Congrats on the finishes!

diamondc said...

Leonore: I think you should be proud, you did a beautiful job of stitching and finishing, I love the finish on the card, very sweet design.


Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Woohoo, your first ornament, and a circular one - you don't believe in making life easy LOL
I really like adding beads to the edges of an ornie.

Rachel said...

Thanks for joining in! You are so brave to attempt a circle finish; I'm not sure I'd attempt one! Hopefully your next one will be easier, especially as you've already spotted ways to improve it. :)

Carol said...

You did a great job on your first round ornament, Leonore! It will get easier each time you do it, too :) And what a cute bunny--very sweet card!

Astrids dragon said...

That's a fantastic first ornament finish, and done in plenty of time to display at Halloween!
Your card turned out great, I bet your friend will be thrilled with it.