Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Some finishes and trying something new



I spent last Friday working on finishing a few stitched pieces.  I try to save things up and finish them all on the same day because I don't have a designated area in my home to sew, cut or glue things.  Once I take it out I want to do all of my finishing so I can put everything away when I am finished.  Someday I hope to have a CRAFT room but right now all of those rooms are filled with boys.
The first thing is a tooth fairy pillow for my niece.  She phoned me to say that she had a wiggly tooth and wanted a pillow like the one I made for her brother.  The pattern is from Sweetheart tree and has her favorite color purple in it.

I showed the stitched piece a while ago and decide to make it into a pincushion.  I edged it with beads to match and love the way it turned out.  The colors scream spring to me.

Another spring pillow.  Please be mindful that I am an amateur at sewing and there are definitely imperfections but the more I practice the better I will get, right? Design by The Stitcherhood using DMC floss stitched on remnant Antique Green.

Lastly, after all of that finishing I decided to try someting new.  I started this Counted canvas piece on Friday evening and finished it Sunday.  Talk about a quick stitch.  I love the way it turned out and I can't wait to do another one.  I have a few projects in the pipeline right now but as soon as I finish them I will definitely to another Counted Canvas.  This design is from Nancy's Needle titled Two Cabins.  I LOVE IT!

I hope you are all having a great time with your stitching projects.  Time to jump over to your blogs and catch up!  Happy Sttiching!

22 comments:

Teresa said...

Boy have you been busy. Don't worry I didn't get a stitching room until my daughter moved out. It use to be all over the dining room table when I did a project. Even a school project for that matter.
Love the tooth pillow, cute idea.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

What beautiful pieces.

Mouse said...

ooo lovely finishes :) well done and the tooth pillow is sooo cute .. i have a craft room but stil haven't enough room ..lol ..love mouse xxxx

Myra said...

Gorgeous finishes! I try to finish finish everything as soon as the stitching is complete but you know that doesn't always happen. Such a sweet idea with the tooth fairy pillow.

Carolyn said...

Nataly,
All of your finishes are beautiful. You are great at sewing. I love your sewing box in the background. I have one just like it. I inherited from my Mom after she passed away in 2009. It was the only thing I have ever wanted from my mom since I was a little girl.

pam said...

you have really done a great job with these finishes. I am still waiting on my sewing room as well. I get to store my stuff in the guess room but am not allowed to overtake it! I have visions of a sunporch with 3 sides of windows and a senic view... Let me dream

Patty C. said...

Your tooth fairy pillow is awesome - you certainly cannot tell you are an amateur at finishing - Beautiful work !!

gracie said...

Very nice...all very nice.

Blu said...

What a ton of finishes! The tooth fairy pillow is just adorable!

Gayle said...

Your finishes are wonderful. I love the tooth fairy pillow. You do such beautiful work.

Lesleyanne said...

Your finishes are gorgeous. Love the tooth fairy pillow especially.

Sally said...

Wow you have been busy! Your finishes are so pretty. I love the Spring one. The fabric you used is gorgeous.

Catherine said...

Wonderful finishes!!! We have the same problem - my potential craft rooms are filled with boys!

Carol said...

Darling finishes, Nataly--I especially love the little tooth fairy pillow. And I think your sewing looks great :)

Christine said...

Beautiful finishes, I love the canvaswork piece

Melanie said...

Beautiful pieces!! :)

Parsley said...

Oh my goodness! You have had busy fingers! Lovely work as always.

DonnaTN said...

The counted canvas is beautiful! Hard to believe it is your first piece. It is always fun to see your stitching.

Kate said...

You have been very busy - all your finishes are gorgeous!

Erna said...

Hi Nataly what a gorgeous finishes...I especially like the Tooth Fairy one, never seen it before.And the canvas is also wonderful..Thanks for visiting my blog ..Have a nice weekend
Erna x

Pointed Stitcher said...

Your finished pieces are beautiful. Your canvas piece is gorgeous!

Rhona said...

Gosh, you have been busy! Love all your stitching and finishing, especially the tooth fairy pillow which is sooooo cute!