Sunday, February 25, 2007

Crazy Weekend Finishing Frenzy

After finishing the Old Books sampler last week, I was itching to get out the sewing machine again (not for that piece, though, it will definitely be framed!). Here's what I accomplished....
1) I made the "Fairy and the Swan" piece into a little pocket pillow, which is currently holding a pouch of potpourri. It is hard to tell in the pic, but the back fabric is purple.2) I tried another padded wall banner - this time with "Share Love" by Twisted Threads. The stitched piece is teeny, so this made it look a little bit bigger. I'm not completely pleased with the finished product, though.....eh. (FYI, the purple fabric is the same as the pillow back above.)
3) I made Whimsical Element's "Sensational Summer" into a lined drawstring bag. The proportions didn't come out quite right...I didn't mean for it to be so tall! But I love the colors. This was the piece that was intended as a wedding gift....who knows, maybe I'll still give it to them. If not, since we are going to St. Thomas for the wedding, I'll just keep it as a trip momento for US. LOL4) Finally, I tried my first flat-fold. It definitely is NOT perfect....an impatient perfectionist and a hot glue gun are a BAD combination...but it will still look cute on my bookshelves. Now, back to watching the Oscars...

10 comments:

Chelle said...

Wow, what a fantastic bunch of finishes! You really did have a busy weekend. I think the St. Thomas bag is my favorite. Every single one is lovely, though...

Heidi said...

wow finishing frenzy is right! They all look great. :o)

jymisgurl said...

They all look beautiful! I love how the beach one came out!

Carla said...

Wow you finished a lot of stuff this weekend...they are all lovely! I like the fabric you used for the flat-fold :)

Deanne J said...

Great finishes

rose_michelle said...

You certainly were busy. I think the drawstring bag is my favorite, but then again I am a bag lady of sorts!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

I like all the finishes1 man but you were just whipping them out! LOL!

Karen said...

Great finishes!!!! They're all so creative. :)

Sharon said...

Great finishing! I think the flat fold looks really good-will be very cute on the bookshelf.

Hazel said...

wow I can't believe you are so down on your finishing skills!! These are all sooo beautiful. Well done esp on the flat fold.
xx

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