Saturday, April 25, 2015

My First Ornament

I've always looked at other stitchers' finishes with envy. They all look so pretty with the nice fabrics and trims, those cute little buttons and beads that give it that special touch. It made me want to do my own.

So with Gelati al Cioccolato I finally got my chance to try it out. I actually had no reason not to seeing as it came fully kitted with everything I'd need to do the finishing. It didn't stop me from procrastinating A LOT. So I did things in increments, a day at a time until it was all done.

For a first try it came out good, a little off center but I'm not complaining. Note to self: don't put so much glue for the batting, the batting lost it's fluff and the board slightly curved because of it.


Will I do more finishing? Maybe, probably not ornaments. This one is hanging in my room right now, but we don't celebrate Christmas, so there isn't a lot of use for them around the house.

Since I finished this class kit, I've pulled out the next one, Karen Dudzinski's Pulled Thread Miniature Ornate Carpet.


Update 2015/04/29: Elfie of Elfin Stitches suggested using acid-free double-sided tape instead of glue for the batting, so that it won't distort it. Thank you for the suggestion Elfie :)

17 comments:

  1. Beautiful Finish! I have yet to try that but you give me hope it isn't as difficult as it looks :D I'm really loving the ornate carpet!

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  2. It's beautiful! Can't believe it's your first ornament. Congratulations. Your new start looks very pretty.

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  3. Such a pretty design! And your finish looks amazing!

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  4. Great ornament finish. I can't wait to see more of the little carpet!

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  5. A wonderful finish!! And, your new start is going to be lovely!

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  6. Congrats on your beautiful finish!! It looks spot on, well done!

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  7. A beautiful finish Dima! I'm the same with finishing and totally procrastinate over getting on and doing it. I'm excited to see your little carpet take shape!

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  8. It turned out beautiful!! It looks the perfect size to slip inside a card as a gift sometime when you want to send something small as a surprise for someone. I'm sure they'd be thrilled to received something so lovely and handmade.

    I've recently started a weekly Stitchery Link Party and I would love to have you come link up and share this post with my readers. http://www.supermomnocape.com/2015/04/27/vintage-embroidery-monday-and-stitchery-link-party/

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  9. beautiful work!!

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  10. Your ornament is just beautiful...I really envy your work, it is just wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Hello! I love your beautiful ornament! Very pretty stitching! :) x

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  12. Pretty work, its a lovely ornament.

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  13. That is a lovely ornament. I would pop it on a door handle or cupboard key and have it out all year. Just a suggestion - if you use acid-free double-sided tape instead of glue to adhere the batting, it won't distort the batting like the glue can.

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  14. what a beautiful ornament, the stitching is just lovely. You don't have to have ornaments just for Christmas, I hang them from my dado rail!

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  15. I'm just popping back to thank you for linking up to my Stitchery Link Party. I'm so glad you accepted my invitation and joined in!

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