Sunday, August 30, 2015

Some finishes and finds

Good Afternoon or evening, wherever you may be! Sitting here listening to the cicadas or locusts as I call them, making a racket in the 30 year old Chinese Elm at the corner of my home as I watch the thunderboomers go AROUND us! Ugh!

Thought I would show you a couple of finishes that I did last week instead of creating a ginormous post on Sept. 15. This is the Black-Hearted Queen by sub rosa..
I've had this printed fabric in my stash for some time, so I started the Queen with this fabric in mind. The back is the same fabric and I glued the trim to the front and the fancy braided trim to the sides. After all, this is the Queen! I love glue!

The second finish is Holiday Samplings I or II, ha, can't remember! Designed by Homespun Elegance..
The light green cord seems to match the green in the design. Once again, I glued! I finished it off with the homespun check fabric and the rusty safety pin with the tinkly bells. They sound so nice!

That light green cord I found with all of these...
Yesterday found me at a secondhand store looking for work tee shirts. Didn't find any but look what I found! That Fanci That chart is like brand new and is perfect for the Americana SAL that I'm doing. The box with home Sweet home is a punch needle kit. It has been halfway done but it has the punchneedle and all the floss. I've been wanting to try punchneedle so I have no excuse! Below it are the cords I found. I've used the green one above and still have the pretty ivory one to use yet. And, ta da, the Belle Soie silks that were in a ziploc bag for $1.00!!! The colors are Carrot Cake and Lasagne, two skeins each. All of this came to $4.00, woohoo. The chart was $1.00 and the silks $1.00 and they will go against SFS. Great finds for me.

So I've been dabbling in woolfelt like I do every now and then. So far I've felted my wool, cut out the apples and satin stitched the seeds..
I have the green and red backgrounds to felt and cut and then to attach it all to the big round piece. I don't know if the designer sprayed hers with a coffee solution or it's just a photo thing but I may keep it this whitish color. The coming Fall always makes me want to work with wool. Like cross stitch, I also have a stash of wool and patterns but not as huge as xs!

I wish there were 28 hours in the day to do all that I want to!

Thanks for stopping by! Wishing you all a great week!

17 comments:

  1. The queen looks quite lovely!! What a super find!! Your apples make me want to work with wool! I need 30 hours in the day!

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  2. What cute finishes! I love fun finds at thrift stores. That apple mat is adorable!

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  3. Congrats on the gorgeous finishes Shelly. Maybe in my next live I will be able to do finishes like that. Great stash find.

    Linda

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  4. Your finishes look wonderful! The fabric for your queen is perfect. I heard those thunderboomers yesterday and today just overhead but no rain at my house either! I have really enjoyed the rain when it comes, though. Great thrift finds!

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  5. meravigliosi! mi piace molto la scelta delle stoffe

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  6. Wonderful finishes and what great stash bargains you got. The wool felt looks great so fair, can't wait to see your continuing progress on it.

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  7. Great finishes.
    The Queen looks magnificent!
    What great finds you found at the thrift store!
    Can't pass up a bargain like that. :)
    The Apple mat will be so cute.
    Marilyn

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  8. Your finishes look great... of course, Black Hearted Queen is my favorite! ;O)

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  9. Queen is awesome she reminds me of the Disney haunted mansion wallpaper. I like your Christmas pillow too!

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  10. Your Queen finish is so nice, Shelly--great choice on the fabrics and trim!! And your HE ornament is darling--I always glue my cording on, too--think it leaves a smoother finish around the edges than if I sewed it on (which I'm too lazy to do!!).

    Enjoy those thrift store finds!

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  11. Love it all...wonderful work.

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  12. The Queen is great, lovely design and the perfect fabric too.

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  13. Shelly: I love the finishes on your pillows, the coordinating fabric is perfect for the Queen.
    Love your felt apple pattern, I love penny rugs and anything to do with felt creations.

    Blessings
    Catherine

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  14. Wondreful finishes! Great work Shelly!

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