Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Some Christmas finishes!

This one is "Hula Lulu" - I made it into a flatfold (although from this angle it looks like it could be a cube!) for a friend that we play bingo with every week. She decorates like CRAZY for Christmas, and her hubby is from Hawaii. So, I was trying to combine both of their personalities. I couldn't find a Christmas fabric that had that turquoise color in it, so I ended up with kind of a turquoise on turquoise floral. Not very Christmassy, but I think it will work!
This is my attempt at a creative finish - you can't really tell from the picture, but I made it into a "triptych" if you will (forgive my spelling! LOL). The three are connected by two ribbons (You can kind of see it between the snowmen) and then they're backed like you would a flatfold. The fabric I backed them with is kind of a royal blue with white snowflakes. This one is a hostess gift for my brother and sister-in-law who are having us over on Christmas.
Now the only remaining stitchy stuff I need to do is attach some beads onto my perforated paper ornaments and back them up with self stick felt. I need to get two of them done today so that Mike can mail them off tomorrow (pays to have a boyfriend who works in the mailroom at his company - saves me a trip to the post office!) The other six don't have to be finished until Christmas day! Hopefully I won't wait that long!
Thanks for checking it out!

16 comments:

Emily said...

The snow men look great, like how you finished. There is a name a want to call that but it is slipping my mind, very creative.

Rene la Frog said...

Great finishes!

Gabi said...

Fantastic finishes

Carolyn NC said...

Love your finishes - so cute!

Nita said...

Very pretty finishes Kathy!

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

These are sooooo adorable!

Lisa said...

Kathy,
Your finishes for both projects are amazing! I know that they will be enjoyed for years to come!
Happy holidays!

MaryT said...

Really nice finishes, I especially like the way you finished the snowmen.

Tracee said...

These are both adorable - would love these patterns, could you tell me who designs them or their names? Great work!

Nancy M said...

Very nice finishes! I can't believe you are giving them that for hosting Christmas. I would have Christmas every year if someone would make that for me!!!!

Anonymous said...

Love the way you finished your snowmen.

Marl

Sandy In Montana said...

Your snowmen are so cute, but I have a soft spot for the snowman trio.
Merry Christmas & Happy Stitching

5 Foot Runt said...

I love snowmen and think you did a wonderful job in finishing these projects. I have the snowman trio and can't wait to start it. Good luck on your next project!

Shelley said...

Adorable finishes. I love the way you completed your trio. I still need to get this pattern onto my wish list thanks to you and Rene!!

Sharon said...

They look wonderful!

Carol's Stitching said...

I love the snowmen! They are quickly approaching the top of my wish list because I love the colors and whimsey of the design. :) Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you a very stitchy 2010!!!