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Topic: More work than I intended xmas ornament !  (Read 1385 times)
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« on: December 09, 2008 04:43:46 AM »

 I made this so my girls would have something to give their dad's new girlfriend for Christmas.
I intended to only do ornaments and garland...etc. and leave the bright green linen showing.
Then horrors of horrors while trying to cut off the paper (my transfer pen is almost dead ) with my embroidery scissors,
I cut through the fabric, leaving a nice one inch gash !  Shocked  I always forget how pointy/sharp they are.
So this was my solution, it almost finished so I couldn't bear to toss it and start anew. I also knew I didn't want to do the whole thing in satin stitch, so along one side alternating the direction of the stitch.


The camera didn't really pick up the silver metallic thread around the ornaments and garland very well. Or the iridescent white around the star, but I assure you they are there!
After I finished I put some super stiff interfacing on the back (the kind used for appliqus) and then glued some pretty close matching felt on top of that .

All in all I'm pleased with the crisis averted measure I came up with, and like the end result !

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2008 06:03:34 AM »

the ornament is very cute! i love when "mistakes" turn out to look like they were supposed to happen!

 but this:
I made this so my girls would have something to give their dad's new girlfriend for Christmas.

makes you the winner for sure.  Wink (as a child of divorce, i honestly think that is an amazingly wonderful thing...)
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2008 06:10:31 AM »

That is adorable! I love the colors and the style!

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.   ~Pablo Picasso

Looking for small but interesting scraps to make I Spy Quilts for my kids...will swap other fabric or ??
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« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2008 07:15:13 AM »

Very nice and awesome thought behind the gift.

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« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2008 04:27:49 AM »

Fabulous and yes, I agree, very magnanimous of you!!

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