I have never properly finished up any of my cross stitches other than getting them framed or made them into a greeting card.
So, now am really really happy to finish off the year with TWO new finishes. I managed to finish up the lavender into the sachet.
Isn't it a beauty??!! I really enjoyed stitching it and finishing it. After seeing this, Vaishnavi wants one for her room/wardrobe!! Am planning to oblige her.
I was really really nervous while finishing it up. But am really impressed with the way it turned out. Now am much more confident of taking up projects that involve a proper finishing :) This is what was really blocking me from taking them up. I realized that they are much faster too as the projects are small. And we have sooo many ways of finishing projects up usefully.
Having said (well, blabbered) all that about finishing, here is my second finish.
And this is the inside
I used the tutorial from here. The instructions were very easy to follow. Thank you for the very clear instructions Meari :)
I think that I could have definitely done a much neater job. But am happy that it has turned out as it has. Not bad for the first time. I used some cotton for the padding. So, while I turned the inside out after sewing up the sides, they kind of got rolled together. Took me some time to straighten them out. I also stitched up the sides with my hand as I am not confident with my sewing machine yet. Am thinking of making some lace with black and gold thread for the edges to dress it up a bit.
So, those are my finishes for 2010!!! Please please do leave your suggestions/feedbacks for improvements.
Till my next post, take care... Au Revoir... Happy stitching...