Tuesday, 5 July 2011

My First Christmas Finish, in July!

Hello everyone. Thank you so much for answering my technical plea for help. Unclicking the "keep me signed in" box has certainly solved one problem I had, but I'm still getting a HTTP 400 pop up whenever I try to manage my blogs. I've posted this as a question on Blogger's Help Resource (thanks Lynn!) and I hope to get a reply soon enough. I hope it's easy to fix.
I must thank you also for all of your kind and lovely comments on my ball pictures. They honestly brightened my day and delighted my boyfriend to no end when I showed him them. Thank you again for your kindness, it means so much to me and I'm very grateful for it.
I have been stitching much over the weekend, I had a party on Friday, a dinner on Saturday and a wonderful family barbecue on Sunday. So, no progress on Charizard to show on this post, but I do have a finish to share!
As Monday is the LK Stitch Day on the Lizzie Kate Lovers blog, I kitted up this freebie nice and quick and stitched it in one day. Then this morning I got all my supplies together to create this felt ornament, thanks to Vonna's finishing instructions found here. It's so far from perfect, but this is my first time for this finish. I forgot to pin the sides, so it is terribly wonky, but it's only for me so I don't mind. Here it is . . .

The ribbon hanger is actually dark green IRL, it seems to be more black in the picture. I had a great result with the felt though. When I went shopping for upcoming birthday presents, I popped into my local Hobbycraft, as you do :) I was very pleased to see they were having a half price deal on all their felt squares, so I came out with four. One green, one red, one sparkly green, one sparkly red. It was a very good deal.
I also picked up some more bits for scrapbooking which I have been doing more off since I've got a bit more time on my hands. I'm not very good at all the fancy layouts with hundreds of pounds worth of posh add-ons on them. Don't get me wrong, they look beautiful, but on my student budget, I just like to add magazine cut outs/letter stickers/ribbon to a pretty picture to display it in a different way. I do so enjoy all different areas of craft, so I have to be very careful that I don't spend too much on it!
I hope you've all had a fantastic start to the week,

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Lesleyanne said...

A lovely finish. I am novice in the finishing stakes and have been told, the more you practice the better you get at finishing.

Teresa said...

Love your little finish. Glad to hear you at least worked out your posting problems. Show us some of your scapbooking.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Jen said...

It's true the more finishing you do the better you get. I now mount my own stuff and take them to the framers for the frame only. I tend to finish my ornies as things that are slightly stuffed and finished like a biscornu, with whip stitching, only because I know it works. I look forward to seeing you future projects.

Lynn said...

Glad to be of some help. Hope they can solve your problem.
Your ornament finish is adorable! I think you've done a fantastic job with it.
I'd love to try scrapbooking but I can't afford another hobby!

Carol said...

Your first ornament finish is darling, Bekca. It's true what they say that the more you practice, the better and easier your finishing gets (but, for as many as I've done--I still get terribly nervous about how each will turn out!)...

I almost got into scrapbooking a few years back, but realized that stitching was my true passion and I honestly didn't have time to do both. It's nice that you have several different areas to make the most of your creativity :)

Angela P said...

I'm glad to hear at least one of your Blogger problems is gone. I think the ornament finish is great for a first attempt :) You should be very proud! Like Carol said practice really does help.