Monday, February 23, 2009
Valentine - maybe next year
I've been wanting to post this for awhile and I now have the opportunity. This was the first design I was going to use for the Valentine swap. I think it's really cute, however the backstitching was taking way too long and I abandoned this design after finishing two of them. The balloon is from a Tatty Teddy design and I designed the "love" string.
I wasn't thrilled with the hoops and I was unwilling to get my sewing machine out to make little pillow-type ornaments out of them. I'm keeping the one in the oval hoop and I'm thinking about doing a giveaway for the one in the round hoop (it's a 5 inch hoop), but it's not perfect.
Do you like them? Should I use this design next year if there is a Valentine ornament exchange? How would you finish it? Should I do a giveaway for the round one? The fabric isn't as tight in the hoop as I like it to be but I've already glued it in place!