Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Chicks Rule!

Well, i went to Market Day at the Attic this past Saturday and got a bunch of new stash but haven't taken a picture yet. I will try tomorrow. BUT, I have finished one of the goodies i bought. Chicks Rule by LK limited edition kit. I decided to stitch this adorable piece on 30ct light purple linen i had in my stash with good ole DMC. I used a satin stitch for their beaks as well. I really really like how it turned out and now to find the perfect backing fabric to make it into a flat fold or pillow, not sure yet.

I rec'd in the mail today the most beautiful biscournu from Marjorie from the Please Pass the Biscournu exchange I am in. This wonderful small will be spending the spring time on my mantle with my other springy stitches. Thank you again Marjorie.


A couple weeks ago I rec'd an old used sewing machine through the freecycle in our area. I just posted that I was looking for a working machine, nothing fancy whatsoever and had a response in just a few minutes and she just lived around the corner from us. I have never sewed and have wanted to learn, especially to help out with finishing pillows, etc (that will take a bit of time until i am totally confident in myself with the machine). LOL But I have had a brief instruction on it and have just dived right in. I found 2 smallish stitched pieces in my closet and made a scissor fob and a little pillow.

The scissor fob is "no frogging allowed" by Stitchy Kitty (i believe, its been awhile since i stitched this one) and i had some really cute froggy material for the backing. The little pillow my daughter Caitie stitched up Boo from Monsters Inc about 5 years ago when she was 12 or 13. So i made this into a little pillow. I really like how they turned out, still have to make my hand sewing a bit cleaner, but its a start. I hand sewed on the cording on both of them.



12 comments:

Elaine said...

Congrats on all your beautiful finishes, those chicks are just adorable!

Nancy*Glory Bee said...

Love your finish of Chick's Rule! The purple fabric looks great....Nancy

Sally said...

Love Chicks Rule on that fabby! It really makes the colours pop!

Sharon said...

Your LK finish is great! Great choice of fabric!

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Cute!

Kim B said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your Chicks Rule finish! And the satin stitch beaks are prefect! I like that better than the buttons actually. And your sewing adventures turned out beautifully.

Carolyn NC said...

Love the Chicks Rule! Wonderful biscornu and great finishes!

Natasha said...

That is so cute. I bought the LK LE kit last year and have stitched it twice. This one is cute.

Natasha said...

Lov ethe Biscornu btw. I had to drop out after January but I still enjoy seeing the finisshes.

Would be interested in trading Chicks Rule for last years LK limited edition

Bette said...

Chicks Rule is really cute. Love the fabric you used for it.

Robin said...

WOW!! for never having sewn before, you did a GREAT job! and I love the chicks rule. Can't wait to see it all finished up too!

Donna said...

I wouldn't have thought about the purple fabric for Chicks Rule. Looks great!