Too busy with being a Mom yesterday to work on any finishes. Nothing today until a baseball game tonight at 5:30 - it's going to be a HOT one. We've been hiding out in the AC all day - over 100 here in NW Ohio.
#7 - Tombstone Angel by Country Rustic Primitives found HERE. I needed to coffee stain this piece and frame it, another thrift store frame. I'm so glad that I painted a bunch of frames and just had them on hand - I used 2 out of my stash today.
#8 Another Country Rustic piece that needed coffee stained and framed - I just love this little alphabet piece.
Decided to hang this one in our half bath, under my recently acquired cupboard.
Finish #9 - I took this paper mache box and turned it into
Two Hares Marking Sampler Sewing box.
First I painted over the snowman design so it wouldn't bleed through the fabric. Covered both the lid and box with coffee stained fabric and attached the stitching with primitive stitching around the lid.
This is a Pineberry Lane pattern - you can find her on Patternmart. Now I have to collect some sewing goodies to put inside.
#10- Wool Pillow Pinkeep - another Pineberry Pattern. She includes 2 different patterns in this, but I've only stitched one. I finished it with help from Marly - Samplers and Santas blog found HERE.
(It looks blotchy - it's not dry from the coffee stain yet)
Marly and I have been discussing finishing needle projects. I'm not happy with how mine turn out most of the time. Marly was kind enough to send me the interfacings that she uses to get crisp finishes. I will be purchasing more of these interfacings next time I'm at Joann's. Thank you Marly.
And #11 - my last finish for the day - Quaker Egg Pinkeeps - Pineberry Lane pattern, again to be found on patternmart.
I wish I had finished these with Marly's technique, but I stitched them together on Tuesday, prior to my new-found knowledge. I did "X" around each egg and they were finished off with a coffee stain bath and baked in the oven until dry.
Be sure to stop on over and see Cathy and what she finished today too! One more day of this UFO finish challenge and I'm really ready to start another project!!!