Friday, 13 July 2012

My La-d-da finish!

Okay, first up is my finish of Sarah Lowell - this one has taken me a while because it came as a kit with the wrong fabric which I stitched half the flower on before I realised - yes I'm a bit slow... that the fabric was wrong and my thread colour didn't stand out against the fabric - so I had to put this one down while I waited for the right fabric and some more silks to arrive from the U.S - insert pout - however she's done and now if you see the fabric has wrinkles - deliberately I presume - but I really feel like ironing them out - am I being too obsessive - what do you think?


I framed my By the Bay Needleart SAL piece myself in an old frame I had stashed away - I had intended on admiring it for a few days - but as soon as my 5yr old daughter saw it - she snatched it up and took it to her room to be displayed there - I am happy she likes it :)


I turned my Always bee yourself - into a stand-up - I have no previous experience in finishing - so this is my first attempt - note to self - look for glue that is non toxic - so 3 year old son will not get high while pressing the stand-up against his nose and inhaling even though being told not to!



My Somebunny is also finished - I intend to pull my still-in-the-box sewing machine out and turn this into a small soft pillow for my daughter to cuddle if she so wish :)
The bee and the bunny are both freebies from Cosmic Handmade - she has so many cute designs which I will be stitching more of -


now for my new starts - have joined the Papillon Creations Sal - am hopefully going to gather my fabric and threads for this one today - I had better hurry as everyone is already on part 3! Hopefully I shall be able to catch up as there are 24 parts to this one - lots of specialty stitches I have never done before - should be fun!



another new start will be this Blackbird designs chart - Blessings and Kind Wishes - am waiting on fabric and threads to arrive -



Thankyou for all your comments I love reading them and I also enjoy reading everyones blogs - even though the unfortunate side effect is a longer wish list  - enjoy the rest of your weekend!

21 comments:

  1. Fantastic finishes and I can see why your daughter stole the By the Bay stitchery - it looks great in that frame.

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  2. Your finishes are just great! Isn't it wonderful to learn a little bit with each one we do? And, the frame on By the Bay is perfect!

    P>S> I would iron it if the wrinkles bother you.

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  3. I pesonally could NOT leave the wrinkles. It is beautiful. Good for your daughter. You have done very nice finishing. Nice projects in the works too!

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  5. I forgot to say that I think your La-D-Da finish is lovely and I like the frame you used for your By The Bay project!

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  6. I love Sarah Lowell! It has such an art deco look about it!

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  7. Gorgeous finish!! The threads you used work perfectly with the fabric! Oooh that frame is amazing and perfect for the By the Bay SAL! I can see why your daughter scooped it up!! Cute! Great flatfold finish too!

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  8. Beautiful finishes! I think the frame for the By The Bay project is perfect. Brings out some of the more neutral colors in the piece.

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  9. Such pretty finishes and that frame you've chosen for the SAL piece is just gorgeous. Looking forward to watching your progress on Blessings and Kind Wishes :)

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  10. Great finishes, esp the La D Da piece and I'm looking forward to watching your progress on the BBD. The SAL looks like it will be fun!

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  11. Love your La D Da finish, I would love to stitch this one too, the by the bay sal is gorgeous in that frame, well done
    love the bee finish it's a cute one, thanks for the designers info, will go and have a look

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  12. forgot to say look forward to seeing your start on the papillon sal, I need to catch up with this one too - ps emailed you too :)

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  13. I am a LaDDa lover also.. Very nice job!!! Glad to have found your blog....I signed up to follow your next creation!! Faye

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  14. Hi, returning the following!
    I love the frame for By the Bay, I can see why your daughter had to have it! The same thing tends to happen to my finished dragon pictures!
    I have a page on my blog to link up all the Papillon SALers, would you like to be on it?

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  15. Your Sarah Lowell is beautiful. The frame is fantastic for the By the Bay piece! Your first try at a flatfold looks perfect to me. I still haven't tried it myself. Good luck on your pillow too! Great stitching!

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  16. All your works are very pretty :) The bunny is the cutest!! heeheheh :D

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  17. Lovely La-D-Da finish, Amanda! And your By the Bay finish is lovely in that frame~ I can see why your daughter wanted to put it in her room! Lovely finishes and I can't wait to see your progress on the Blackbird piece ~ another must stitch for me calling out from my ever-growing, waiting not so patiently to be stitched pile ~ Blessings in stitches ~ Lizzy

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