Monday, August 10, 2009

I promised...

Don't let it be said I live in fear of Anna the Stitch Bitch, but I think she was expecting an update on my finishing weekend!

So, without further ado, here it is...

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So, here we have two framed finishes, six pinkeeps and a scissors fob!

I confess, I used Spraymount and double sided tape rather than lacing, but I think I redeemed myself slightly by stitching up the sides of the pinkeeps rather than go for more glue. Glue and I don't get on. Spraymount and tape are about my limits...

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This is a design by JBW Designs, French Country IV - Pumpkin. I love the colours of autumn, and I will possibly display this most of the year round as it goes with my living room decor.

The frame was a charity shop (thrift store) find, complete with double mount - it had a dull cheap print in it and it would have cost me less than £3 (US$5). Of course, I'd stitched the pumpkin on a piece of fabric a little too small for this, so it took quite a while to centre it up and to make sure the edges were hidden! The ripples you can see I think are from the glass, as the piece is actually smooth in real life!

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This design is Easter Cracker from a kit by Bent Creek. I finished it last year but it's been sat in my drawer ever since. So only a year or so - that's not bad going by my standards!

The frame is another charity shop find, even cheaper. It was destined for another piece, but when I tried it against this one, it seemed to go so well to me that I can't now remember what I originally had planned for it!

Lack of fabric wasn't an issue with this, but it still took a while to centre and square up!

I'm so lucky to have four charity shops within a ten minute walk of the flat, I have come across some great finds.

I'll show you the other finishes in another post, time is getting on and I'm supposed to be getting dinner ready...

7 comments:

Lee said...

They all look great, Nic!

valerie said...

Great finishing Nic! You got a lot accomplished. It takes me all weekend just to do one and look how many you did! Wow!

Anna van Schurman said...

I'm glad I struck the fear in you because they are very lovely finishes. I wish I had a charity shop near me too.

riona said...

Nic, you are the winner of my fiber giveaway ... please e-mail me at reg mar acc @ optonline . net [minus the spaces] to give me a mailing address. See the 8/10 post for a sneak peek at the goodies coming your way.

Cathy B said...

Your finishes look great - what a productive weekend you had!

CindyMae said...

Everything looks fantastic! Great job on it all!!

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