Sunday, 25 October 2009

Yet more October ornaments

Two this time, the first is the Monthly Challenge from the Jayne's Attic Forum (Gaynor, Jayne's shop has closed, but the forum is still active here). This month we chose a complimentary design from The Drawn Thread. I changed mine slightly from the original to "anglicise" my birdies a little bit, so I've got two robins, a blackbird, a wood pigeon and a bluetit, (but not a partridge because its not a pear tree). It doesn't show too well in the photo but the fabric is a remnant from a grey and white hand dye with an irridescent finish. I think it came from Silkweaver in the first place.

When I came to finishing this one every trimming I put on it looked top heavy and overdone, so I ended up just pinning a very plain organza bow to the bottom.


The other finishes are in the album here



The second one is a design from Heidi's blog. The only change I made to this one was to put the pudding onto a blue plate. I wanted a very naive, primitive finish on this so I made it up as a little cushion, then very roughly buttonhole stitched the edges and added some little buttons.



Off now to see if I can squeeze in another ornie by the end of the month!

14 comments:

Gaynor said...

Ah, so this is why I felt the need to make some ornies yesterday. They are lovely. I think the organza bow is perfect. Why take away from such a lovely design with a big bulky finish/ I think it looks lovely.

Cindy's Stitching said...

I really like both designs. Really nice finishing.

Daffycat said...

Gorgeous ornaments! I love the finishing on both of them.

Nancy said...

More beautiful ornaments! You have made such a pretty collection of them.

Karan said...

Two gorgeous ornies, finished beautifully Christine. :0)

Linda said...

Congratulations, two more very nice ornament finishes. :-)

Julie said...

Super finishes, i loved stitching this months challenge.

jane said...

lovely finishes Christine - they both suit the design perfectly!

Heidi said...

Oh Christine, once again your ornaments are wonderful. I love the Drawn Thread one and have been wanting to stitch it for ages now. I love how you finished yours. And then I feel honored that you choose to make my Figgy Pudding ornament and just adore how you finished it! I think the blue plate is so sweet. I have encouraged people to change colors on them from the beginning. Do you also by chance have a blue plate prompting this color choice? :-) I will include your photo on the next ornament entry. Gee...the year is already over as the next ornament is the last one this year. Time really does fly!!!

Hugs ~
Heidi

Ranae said...

Gorgeous ornies! I am so looking forward to doing some Christmas stitching

Sally said...

Both of your ornaments are lovely Christine.

Mylene said...

Beautiful ornaments, Christine. Great job!!

Beaupippin said...

More great work form you. Simply gorgeous. Wish I had some extra time to do some too.

Elisa said...

Fantastic ornies Christine, I'm busy working on mine so should have a little flurry of them to show soon...I adore the Figgy Pudding one especially...may have to add that one to my to do pile...