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Tuesday, 6 April 2010


It's time for the GOS challenge again. I didn't do the last one , as the chart didn't inspire any creativity in me at all.
As soon as I saw this one , it shouted out to me and I knew exactly what I wanted to do.
The chart is of three little flowers , which had to be embellished in the center , any way you chose , and the rest as they say ,was up to you. I looked at the chart and immediately thought "fan" , in red white and black. Originally I was going to do a hanging ornament ,which swiftly became two hanging ornaments and then changed completely to a needle book and fob lol.
The front and back of the needle book . I did the front in two strands , and the back in one strand .
The needle book opened out. The felt pages are actually red , but I just caught a bit of sunshine this morning when taking the pictures .
This is the back of the fob. Again I used two strands for the front and one for the back.
I used DMC 310 and 666 , and some scraps of aida from my stash , I think it's 16 count .
The fabric they are on is what I used for the inside of the book.

So , there you have it. The finishing is not perfect , but it's the first time I've done anything like this , and I'm quite pleased as they turned out pretty much as I'd hoped. It took a lot of time yesterday to do the finishing , then a mad dash to the local outlet mid afternoon , as I hadn't got any red felt , just blue and green LOL , but got there in the end.

Thanks for dropping by ,



Mylene said...

Perfect finishing, Cath. Very creative.

Hope you are having a good week. It's pretty dark here today, thought they expected sunshine so i can go and work in the garden but ohh still chilly! But have to start anyway..

Elaine said...

Love the finishing idea Cath, that looks really pretty!

Shellie said...

Absolutely gorgeous Cath well done hunI love them x

Ranae said...

Wow! How creative!
Fabulous finishing

Blu said...

Awesome finishing! The fan is so cool. I admire people who can finish things in funky shapes.
I struggle with squares~

Michelle said...

Cath, that is beautiful - very creative!

Carol said...

What a pretty and unique finish, Cath! You did a great job :)

linen and floss said...

The finishing is beautiful so unique.

I hope you don't mind but I have added your blog to my sidebar x

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Cath
Your needle book and fob look perfect. You have done a great job. I would never have known you hadn't made any before.
I love picking up ideas and inspiration from your blog.

Angela said...

What lovely finishes, so creative too! I never would have known it was a first for you, now I am inspired to try something like this myself :)

Karan said...

Love your colour choices & how you've finished your pieces. Great ideas! :0)

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow! How clever! I really like what you did with something so simple.