Sunday, June 22, 2014

Sunday Finishing

Just what am I up to anyway?! I surprised myself by FINALLY finishing some things. Above is the leftover mess.

Take a look at Housework Never Killed by LizzieKate
The backing fabric is the same as the green polka-dot on the front. Yesterday, I went to Hobby Lobby to see what kind of trims I could find. Found some and then went to the sale wall to check out the fabric remnants. This green polka-dot was there with a larger piece. I've been stitching an Easter piece that I'm going to make a cube and thought this fabric would go great for it. I originally had a green check for Housework but tried this and viola! Very pretty if I do say so myself! Love it.

Now this design I don't know who the designer is but I did the bleed thing again. Darn!
See the 'a' in Xmas? Aarrgh. Well, this is for me personally so it's not too bad but I was so proud of how it turned out. The backing is the same stripe but going horizontally.

Trick or Treat from La D Da, from a Halloween preview issue of JCS
It looks funny because I ran out of stuffing at this point. It needs more. I may edge this with black beads.

And, Dead of Night by Funk and Weber, no stuffing at all
I have the funky (Funk and Weber? Get it?) skeleton fabric sewed to the side. I need to cover the seam and have white ric rac for that. It's busy but a skeleton get together is always busy right?! I stitched the pumpkin with an orange that matched the skeleton hats. Tomorrow, I'll head to Hobby Lobby for more stuffing.

Last week, I picked this up to stitch. Poor thing was still sitting there from before Easter!
Happy Bunny Bunny Day by the Trilogy. There are 6 pink buttons that go on this, 3 on top, 3 at the bottom. I found the buttons from JABC on a ONS but they were $8.something for 6. Ugh. So yesterday at Hobby Lobby, I found those buttons in the pic for $1.99. They're perfect. I'll use the pink ones. That's the white ric rac I'm using for the skeletons. For Bunny though, I have this pretty white frame that works very well but I also thought of finding a fabric with those colors on it and making a pillow. I'll have to see what I'll do.

I mostly finish things to hang but decided it would be nice to have pillows to put in a bowl.

Here's my trims I picked up. I'm blowing my budget to smithereens! I'm pretty sure I read that trims, fabric, etc. are exempt from the SFS budget, as are q-snaps and the like. I also bought a very small q-snap for ornaments. Last week Mel from SFS, let us know of an extra $50.00 added to our budget. We just have to spend the usual $25.00 first. Oh yeah! I'm taking care of that, you betcha! I've gone and joined The Primitive Hare's Mystery SAL she has on FB. So I bought the e-pattern and am awaiting the fabric for it. I also bought fabric for the Stacy Nash design I spoke of last post. I gotta do my part for the economy, dontcha know!

Well this is it for this post in between the SALs and whatnot. I squirreled away 4 hours of finishing this morning and if not for running out of stuffing, I'd probably still be finishing! Oh, and I've got more to finish too! Take care everyone! 


  1. Gorgeous finishes Shelly. Love your new trims.


  2. Really love your new finishes, Shelly!! Great work :) I love polka-dots and that green fabric is one I've used in recent finishes, too. Your new trims look well worth the money--have fun playing with them!

  3. Absolutely wonderful finishes. You should be so proud!