Friday, November 18, 2011

Claire's Ornament for this year

Every year I make ornaments for my niece and nephews, and I have finished Claire's, which I think turned out really cute. This is a Val's Stitchin' Stuff ornament from the Just Cross Stitch ornament issue a few years back. There was more to the pattern, but I thought it would be cute to finish it as a circle.

I substituted threads that I had (Sampler Threads limited edition colors), used a scrap piece of fabric, and sewed on a JABCo button. After I finished it (I used the same linen for the back), I sprayed it with clear glitter spray (it's kind of like spray paint, but it's clear and has teenie-tiny pieces of sparkle in it.) It didn't change the color of the fabric or thread, but now it looks a little frosty. (I wish you could see it in the picture, but you're just going to have to imagine the sparkle.)

I started charting the Jane Pattison sampler last night, and it's going to be a beauty! This will be a much quicker reproduction than the Ann Dale piece, and it'll be a perfect piece to stitch this winter.

7 comments:

Sharon said...

That is just too adorable! Love it!

Hazel said...

It's fab! Very very cute. x

RuthB said...

Totally adorable. Luckly ole Claire!

Márti said...

Very cute! I like that!

Lynn said...

This is a very sweet ornament! I'm a little behind on my blogging but wanted to tell you how adorable I think Fargo is! Hope he's doing well.

pj said...

Great job...it is darling for a girl!

Hoping you will update your website more often...I go there many times during the month and only find that you don't update? hmmmmmmmmmm....what's up with that Missy? I just miss seeing what you post for the orphan and your little tidbits and new items. pj

beckyben03 said...

She reminds me of my least granddaughter, Nola, she's cute, smiley - and sparkly.