Here are some of my favorite non-stitched finishes for clients this past month.
This week I spent a little time stitching and finishing these small patriotic pieces.
This is "USA Squared" by Lizzie Kate. I stitched this piece on scrap 28 tea-dyed Monaco using the following DMC colors: 816, 312, 334, 3051, 3364, 680, 3781, and White. It's finished with some coordinating fabric, and then mounted on a wood easel I found at Michaels last year.
This second piece is "Let Freedom Ring" and it's also by Lizzie Kate. I had this USA hat frame I found at Christmas Tree Shop back when I lived in Connecticut in my stash and it was the perfect size. I matted it with some coordinating fabric and then mounted it to the top of the frame. The frame came with wired fireworks at the bottom, but since they covered up too much of the stitching, I ripped them off (literally), and used one of the fireworks as the center of the bow. It's such a fun piece!
The last piece I made from one of charts in "Festive Little Fobs 5" by Heartstring Samplery. It's small, so I just used a 4x4 wood coaster and mounted the piece with some coordinating fabric to the front. I think it would look so cute in a patriotic tiered tray!
Happy Friday, friends!
I just love pulling out my finished "Strawberries and Cream" piece from Stitchrovia every year. This piece is still one of my favorites that I've stitched. It's a lot of work, but totally worth it in the end!
I had finished this piece in an aqua, rustic frame I found at Joann's years ago. It's matted with some really pretty strawberry red quilting fabric, and edged with handmade cording. I added another layer of handmade cording between the quilting fabric and the frame as well just to make it pop. All four corners have a wooden leaf with a small rosette in the center.
In addition to this piece, this year I added "Berry Buzz" from Misty over at Luminous Fiber Arts to my upstairs red, white and teal-themed vignette. I stitched this on 32 ct Taupe Lugana and used Caribbean Waters from Classic Colorworks for the aqua instead of the darker called-for blue. It's mounted on some black and white gingham fabric and attached with magnets to this wooden block I found at Michaels. I like to use this block for a lot of my smaller pieces in this tiered tray.
Both of these pieces coordinate with last year's "Berry" finish by Lizzie Kate. I love pulling that piece out every year, too!
It's strawberry season, friends! I was so glad to take the rest of my spring decor down this week, and start putting up my strawberries, ladybugs and bees. I usually will keep this theme going until the the end of June where I switch it all up to patriotic decor.
This "Berry Sweet" pattern is from Cherry Hill Stitchery, and I stitched it on Taupe Lugana using the called-for threads. I looked for weeks to find something to fully finish this piece on, but I really haven't found anything I'm in love with, so for now I temporarily put the piece on a green frame I had in my stash. Then I just added some greenery and a bow with a daisy center. The large ladybug is from Hobby Lobby and I have her just propped up on the piece. I absolutely love her!