Friday, February 4, 2022

Chalk Full: Snowy

Happy Friday, friends!

I've been working on getting some winter finishes added to my hutch this year, so I was so happy to get my Snowy mason jar chart finished up and added to the vignette.

The pattern is one of the charts included in Hands on Design's "Chalk Full: Snowy." I stitched it up on some black Jobelan and matted it first with some red fabric, and then again with black and white buffalo check. It's magnetized to the front of my white enamel flour tin that I use in many other vignettes, so it was a really simple finish. I absolutely love it!

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Friday, January 28, 2022

Winter (and a few client finishes)

Hello friends!

I've been horrible at posting lately, mostly because these past six weeks or so have been a blur, but this morning I managed to finish up the last of some finishes I had been working on the past few days.

The first finish I finally FFOed was "Winter" from Puntini Puntini. I had absolutely no ideas for how to finish this piece and then when I went rummaging through some of my stash, I found this perfect scrollwork frame that was just the right size! I used two fabrics to compliment the stitched piece (which includes absolutely adorable buttons that come with the pattern) and then mounted them right to the front of the frame. Then I just added a bow and a mitten button. I'm really happy with the way it came out. 

The next photos are a few of my favorite finishes for clients over the past month or so. 






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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Hello Frosty!

Ever have a finishing idea for a piece and then when you go to actually finish it, you realize you have made a critical error in sizing? Well, that's what happened with this piece. I had "the most perfect" finishing item for this chart, and then once it was stitched and I went to go mount it, I realized it was at least two inches too small.... so I had to start from scratch.

I ended up just going with a basic frame. Once I finished the piece and the two backing mounts, it ended up being close to 9x11 inches, so this large frame I had in my stash had to do. I'm super frustrated about it, but at least I have a new piece to add to my winter vignettes this year.

The pattern is "Hello Frosty" from Stitching with the Housewives. It was stitched on 28 count black Jobelan using the called-for colors, except for the jar itself which I subbed out for "Caribbean Waters" from Classic Colorworks.

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Thursday, December 16, 2021

The Gingerbread Shelf

 Happy Holiday Season, friends!

The gingerbread are back out this year, with a few more pieces thrown in of course! This year, I changed up by little by adding a stitched piece to the top, a rolling pin and a little gingerbread baker. I think it came out cute!

The top part of the shelf features "Gingerbread" by Rovaris and the bottom stitch is "Wonderful Time of the Year" by Country Cottage Needleworks. Both are double matted first with red and white large check fabric and again with holly berry glitter fabric from Joann. And they both also have large buttons with gingerbread centers for embellishments. Next year I hope to have a larger set placed on this shelf but I ran out of time and decided to just add a vintage rolling pin with a little Gingerbread baker on top to fill in a little bit. It'll do for now!

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