It was recently my dear friend Angela's birthday. This year I wanted to surprise her with a finish I had never tried before. I had a vision for the design I had chosen to stitch and I was determined to see it through. First up I went on the hunt for a tutorial ... Now some of the tutorials were way beyond my skill level, they looked so intricate with buttons and zippers and way too much going on, I just knew I would never master them, so I eventually found the one I was looking for and got all my supplies together. Out came the sewing machine, pinned the fabric and placed it under the little foot and "Clunk" - the sewing machine didn't want to work. No matter what I tried I couldn't get it going. However, I was not going to let this hunk of plastic ruin my vision, I would just have to do it all by hand - and that is what I did. Now it took me a lot longer to get to that final point where it all came together, but boy was it exciting!!!! Talk about the most exciting finish I have ever done and with my own little fingers slaving away over it too, it made it that much more special to me. Granted, its not perfect, I wish I had given it abit more material at the top, but I know this for next time.
Without further ado may I present to you my first ever bag finish.
Design -Danybrod "L'amitie"
Stitched on 32ct white linen using DMCThe lady in blue is supposed to represent Angela as it is her favourite colour and she has lighter hair, and the other lady is me. The little heart in the centre has the words "Made With Love" engraved on it.
Here is the whole parcel I sent out to Angela.
Until next time, happy stitching