Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Tenth Finish For 2010

As I stated, a bunny would be my next stitching project so here is A Bunny For Baby by JBW Designs -

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The kit came with DMC but of course I couldn't just use regular old thread with this sweet design so I sifted through my stash and came up with Collard Greens Belle Soie by Crescent Colours :o) I just LOVE this color and it makes the stitches so shiny and rich looking.

By some miracle, either that or the demon that was lurking left; my sewing machine decided to cooperate and let me do some sewing! I had never done a flange pillow before so I was a bit anxious that I would screw things up :o( I took my time though and I even used two different coloured threads! This is the result of my labour -

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The fabric I used for the back -

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I even sewed my own insert pillow too :o)

There is one mistake in the instructions so beware or else your pillow won't come out to the right size. The biggest problem I had was the feckin bow! Argh! I tied and I tied and I tied until I couldn't tie anymore. Finally I went online and got a video tutorial. Who would have thought that a simple bow could cause so much mental anguish? ;o)

Surprisingly I do intend to stitch this pattern again but in pink! I've got the thread, backing material, buttons and ribbon. When that will happen, I don't know. I guess we'll see just how long my sewing machine stays demon free...


24 comments:

Little Cat said...

That is sooo cute Cathey! Finishing is superb. Suits Hippity perfectly

Parsley said...

I REALLY love this one. Green and bunnies...perfect.

Rachel S said...

Sooo cute! Wonderful finish!

Irene said...

Wonderful finish ! Hope the demons stay away.

Annie said...

That really turned out well, bow and all. I'm terrible at bows. Yours looks perfect! Great fiber choice too.

Danielle said...

Love it, love it, love it! Did I say I love it! And your finish into a pillow is fab. Now I HAVE to go get this pattern. Thanks a LOT, Pumpkin! LOL. I love bunnies so much, but have yet to stitch a pattern of one for myself.

Marjorie said...

Cute finish! I love JBW designs. Guess I need to get a bunch of that Belle Soie too as soon as I win the lottery.

WendyCarole said...

its wonderful I love it

Patti said...

Cathey it is just gorgeous. I finished my flange pillow totally by hand. Your finish looks so much easier. All I have to do is figure out how you did it and then I will be able to. Much easier than doing it by had that's for sure.
Lots of Love
Patti xxx

Patty C. said...

I love it - looks wonderful :)

Kathryn said...

That is lovely. Good job!

Harmien said...

Oooh, what a cute finish, Cathey!! I totally understand why you would want to stitched it again...!

Carol said...

Just darling! You finished it perfectly, Cathey--great job :)

Lisa said...

That's such a cute little design & the finish on it is lovely.

Karen said...

That is so cute Cathey....you did a great job for your first attempt! Love the color too!

stitcherw said...

Your bunny turned out wonderful. I love those little designs, and your pillow finishing of it sets it off perfectly. It will be fun to see it done in pink when you get that one done. Congrats on reaching the halfway point with beading on Sabrina, she looks gorgeous. The beading adds such beautiful detail to it, but ooohhh it would drive me nuts I think to have to do a large project like that (little beaded projects drive me crazy enough as it is).
Sue

Tina said...

How cute is that!

Sharon said...

It's adorable! Great job!

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

Oh my, how cute is that one. I am guessing you are almost half way through the normal 52/year. lol
Have a great weekend and Be always in stitches.

Angela said...

It's simply gorgeous Cathey, I love it! Trust me....I know from experience just how frustrating tying a simple bow can be :) Did the instructions for the pillow come with the chart? I'd love to know how to sew one of those!

Aussie Stitcher said...

Congratulations on overcoming the sewing machine demon, the pillow turned out beautifully.

Melanie said...

It came out awesome!!!

(I can never tie a proper bow either.)

~Tammy said...

Too cute!!! I love the colours.

Lili said...

Sooooooooooooo cute!
I love the finishing too!
Hugs,
Lili Bear