Saturday, 29 November 2014

Winter Unicorn - The Final Countdown

Tomorrow is my best mate's birthday.  Winter Unicorn was finally finish finished.  I had bought a lovely white frame from Ikea earlier in the week to frame it for her.  I totally mucked up cutting the mount and had to bin it.

What to do, what to do?

Well, upstairs I had a piece of styrofoam or something similar so decided to make a cube finish instead.  Here are a few photos of the finished item.


 This is it with the fabric I used for backing.






You can just about see the stars in this shot.  I actually stitched the moon and stars with Kreinik blending filament rather than a pale blue DMC as called for in the design.


This is the bow I managed to make at the second attempt.  I am actually really proud of it.  Not something I often say about things I have done.

Sadly, Debbie wasn't in when I went round to drop it in but she rang later to say thank you.  She was thrilled that I had remembered her birthday (don't think I have ever forgotten) and wanted to know if she was to open it now.  I made her wait until tomorrow, because I am mean like that!  I can't wait for her to ring to let me know what she thinks of it.

Edit - the pin in the middle, next to the bow was removed!

25 comments:

Shelly said...

Well, it turned out wonderful! Such pretty colors and the bow is very pretty-super job!

Heather said...

So pretty!

Sally said...

Hello!

This is a lovely finish, so pretty x

Brigitte said...

What a wonderful finish, and the finishing so perfect for it. The recipient must have been thrilled with it.

Cathy said...

Lovely finish! You did a wonderful job of stitching and finishing.
Cathy
CraftyCat

Andrea said...

A beautiful finish. So pretty.

Neilteil said...

Well done! Absolutely gorgeous!

Justine said...

Gorgeous. The finish really sets it off. What will you work on next I wonder?

Linda said...

It's gorgeous Sharon. You did a fantastic job of finishing it and the bow turned out great.


Linda

Xstitch Judith said...

beautiful finish ♥

Denise SA said...

I am sure she loves it

Mii Stitch said...

I'm sure your friend will love it!!!
The finish is just perfect, well done :)

Caitlin D said...

Beautiful finish. That bow is perfect!!!

Katie said...

Perfect! Gorgeous!! Congrats!!!

Suz said...

That piece is so pretty and you did a fabulous job finishing it. Congrats!

Thoeria said...

This is so very beautiful! What a lovely pressie!

Beth said...

The cube finish, the beads, the bow - delightful!

Miamina said...

That looks lovely! The finish is gorgeous!

rosey175 said...

Hello! This is a great stitch and finish! I'd be proud of that bow too; it looks amazing. :D

Karoline said...

Gorgeous finish, congratulations

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

A cube finish is a great idea, something a little different. You ribbon bow is perfect too.
Love the close up photos, especially the moon and stars, you can really see the bling.

Kaisievic said...

The cube is a great finish - how clever of you! I am sure that Debbie is thrilled.

Hazel said...

This is beautiful. Your friend is a lucky lady. X

Annette-California said...

Congrats & beautiful beautiful finish! Don't you love it when you have the prefect stash for finishes? Love your cube idea! love Annette

geeky Heather said...

Congratulations, it is absolutely fab! I'm sure she loved it!!