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!

1 comment:

affectioknit said...

I love the ornaments - definitely do them again! I also wanted to let you know that your little bird for the Birds of Change exchange arrived in the mail yesterday and I'm so happy to have him in my home, thank you!