Sunday, February 15, 2009

Handmade with love

Thank you all so much for your help with my finishing woes. Your encouragement and advice has gone a long way. In fact it made me want to get back into it today and try to finish it off properly. I admit I was a bit deflated yesterday after things weren't going according to plan. I'm just like Tammy, whenever something doesn't turn out how I imagine I get a bit disappointed.

So what I ended up doing was to take out all the lavender (I'll use it for something else), I took Melissa's advice (thanks!) and cut into the outer fabric to the stitched line at intervals (which I hadn't done), then stuffed it with the normal stuffing. Chrissie has just informed me that fluffing the stuffing up a bit can cause less lumps which sounds like an idea I'll keep for future, so thanks Chrissie! This time though I got my iron out and ironed straight onto the front of the heart. Some of you may think this is a bit unconventional but you can understand, I was desperate. It actually helped funnily enough. My heart still has a bit of cleavage in the top area front and back, but hey, it is handmade. Overall I can say I'm a lot more happier with it than I was yesterday.

Stacy Nash Heart Pinkeep - finished 15 February 2009


Thanks again for all your encouragement and support because without it I would have put this aside and not got back to it for a while.

21 comments:

Sheila said...

These primitive designs are supposed to look homemade aren´t they - - yours has turned out beautifully. If it was mine, I´d be ecstatic at how it turned out :)
Love the scissor pocket at the back too.

Dianne said...

Great job! I'm glad that it worked out for you in the end. I think that it looks just lovely!

Lei B. said...

That looks great! You did an awesome job finishing it. Can't wait to see the next finish!

Brigitte said...

The little heart looks so lovely. And I go with Sheila, a homemade look belongs to these primitives. You finished it in a perfect way.

Tammy said...

Oh, way to get back up on the horse, girl! This is really lovely and I'm so happy that you are happy with it! It's beautiful!

Melissa said...

Great job!! Congrats on going back to get it the way you wanted. It looks great.

Karoline said...

It's gorgeous Jane, congratulations

Nicole said...

It turned out beautiful Jane! It's so sweet and I love the scissors they are the perfect touch for it! :)

Dovilė said...

just gorgeous:)

Kajsa said...

It turned out beautiful! Good job!

Melissa said...

Hey it looks great! I'm glad various advice have helped. I love those little stitches you put on the outside. When I do mine I'll be sure to check back on this post!

Well done, Jane!

Nancy said...

I think your heart is absolutely beautiful, and a very clever idea to put a scissor pocket. The little differences is what makes our projects uniquely ours, and I think you should be very happy!

Thank you for visiting me on my blog and leaving such a nice comment.

Adriana Ortiz said...

Great job Jane !!
I love the pocket for the scissor.

Regards,
Adriana

Irene said...

It looks fantastic !!

Véro L said...

bravo for this project!! thanks for sharing.
just one question about your cats, are they 'Sacré de Birmanie" or Ragdoll ?

Jurga said...

Jane, it's just beautiful!!! I love that little pocket on backside :)

Diane said...

I'm glad you stuck with it. It turned out great! I love this design, and I'm enjoying seeing everyone's finishes.

Asta said...

so lovely and sweet!!!!

Lelia said...

Glad you are happier with it now. I think it looks kewl : )

Loreta said...

Wow, Jane! What a gorgeous heart!

Анна - Зонт said...

It is so beautiful! It is so lovely!!!