Fully Finished July

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Thank you, Rachel, for hosting the FFO Gallery! Such good motivation for that final push to finish projects!

Here is my Faby Reilly “Let It Snow” biscornu. Whew! So glad to have this one in the books. I think it’s lovely though and am so glad I stuck with it.

I found the sew-on Swarovski crystals on Etsy from Crystallized Montees and if you need any bling for a project I highly recommend her shop for its selection, quality, and fast shipping!

There is even bling in the bottom!

Today I took a finishing day and turned the Jiffy crewel “I Love You Ornament” into a hanging pillow ornament. I LOVE IT!

Puffing up a heart to be smooth isn’t easy for me. It is one of the most challenging finishes I have tried. This time I used a tutorial from Heather McClean on Instagram. She does beautiful work! Check her out! This one came out better than my past attempts but still had lumps. The back is red velveteen that matches the trim. The trim covers a host of lumps! Trim is the best! This is just ordinary trim from Hobby Lobby-no fancy hand dyed trim needed for this particularly bright shade of red!

Since I was already in heart mode, I thought I’d pull this one out of the “finished stitching” drawer. I think I stitched it 2 years ago. This was a free DMC design but it is difficult to find the pattern any more.

I believe it is stitched on Truffle from PTP with Caron Waterlilies silks in Cherry Cordial and…well I can’t remember. I was delighted to have a cotton fabric that matched it so well for the back. When I have a chance to go out to a craft store I shall try to find more ribbon to match the ribbon hanger so I can have a ruched ribbon trim. I need that trim. See the lumps?? And this is my best heart to date. Even if it was not a little bumpy the trim will be very sweet. There’s no telling when a shopping trip will be possible here in Arizona where we are a coronavirus “hot spot” and my family is reluctant to go out much.

Thank you all for hopping over! Now please head back to Rachel’s to see more FFO accomplishments!

5 Responses

  1. Beautiful work. I haven’t attempted a heart pillow myself yet but your’s look great. Love the pompom trim.
    The biscorni is wonderful, so sparkly.
    I think I may have downloaded the DMC heart at some point.
    Stay home and stay safe, your numbers are even more scary than our’s!

  2. Mary

    The bling on the dark fabric really shows off so well, beautifully done!! Hearts are impossible for me to sew, yours look great!

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