Saturday, February 07, 2009

Here's the end result


I said I was going to make it easy for myself when I finished this little piece, and I lived up to my word. No extras added, just made it into a mini cushion. I had a bag of lavender bought on one of my local stash outings, so I have filled it with some of this which gives it the most beautiful smell when you hold it up to your nose. For the backing I've used a small piece of floral fabric with a brown background. I was in two minds with how I should finish the backing. Another idea I had was to have a piece of Vintage Light Mocha linen as used on the front, and stitch in the centre the small flower buds either side with my initials and 2009 in between them. I opted for the easy option (as I often do in life). Hope you like the results.


The only other thing I've done which is similar in finish is the SB 2004 Fob. So I'm fairly happy with how Chocolat's turned out.

We're having another hot day today. Over 40 degrees and it's a dry, windy, oppressive heat. I had to hang some washing on the line before, and couldn't wait to get back inside again! I've got a wall air conditioner which makes things a little more comfortable. Wouldn't have been able to finish up Chocolat today otherwise. :) There's supposed to be a nice cool change later in the day, so I'm hanging out for that!

17 comments:

Márti said...

Congratulation on your finishing!
It's beautiful!!!

Theresa said...

It's beautiful!!!
I love this design and your finish~

Loreta said...

Beautiful finish! I like brown fabric with roses:)

Chrissie said...

Well done Jane. That is a pretty backing fabric.

Brigitte said...

Such a nice finish. It looks so delicate stitched over one and finished in this simple way. I think, it's just the perfect finishing for it.

Jurga said...

Gorgeous finish! Very beautiful back fabric :)

Yuko said...

Jane, oh it's SOOOOOO lovely!
I LOVE it!
What a sweet design, and your finishing is so beautiful!!
I also love the backing fabric you choose!

Susan said...

It's lovely, Jane! I think you did a fabulous job with the finishing!

I hope it cools down soon for you!

Melissa said...

I love the way you finished it. It looks really beautiful. What's on the stitching lineup next?

Melissa said...

What a lovely finish Jane! The backing fabric is perfect with it.

Kath said...

Gorgeous Jane and lovely fabric for the backing too.

Had email from DD in Melbourne who said the heat was amazing yesterday. She is coping with it though. Sounds very similar to the heat we are having here with the warm winds etc. I am up early to get chores done we are meant to have 30 degrees or more today.

Stay with the a/c!

Debs said...

It looks great, Jane. Good job.
hugs
Debs

Dovilė said...

so lovely and sweet finish!

Nicole said...

It's beautiful Jane! Your stitching and finishing are just perfect! It's so sweet! :)

Nina said...

Perfect work, dear Jane!
It's a lovely finish! I really love it ;)

Stitch Wizard said...

Chocolat is really cute and a beautiful finish!! I hope you are safe from all the fires that we are hearing about here.

I too love the Shepherd's Bush things and I love your header on your blog! Debby

chrystelle said...

Bonjour,
je suis toujours contente de voir mes modèles réalisés.
Et surtout avec une aussi belle finition, félicitations !!!

I've just seen your blog.
I love your stitching and finishing! I'll come and see it again . Bye