Friday, 10 October 2008

Rites of Spring Revisited!

At long last I have made BBD Rites of Spring into a stitcher's wallet! I've had my fabric, ribbon and braid cut for week and my felt dyed for longer ( couldn't get the colour I wanted here so I tea-dyed it!) but it wasn't until these past couple of afternoons that I finally plucked up the courage to sew it all together. Thanks go to Mary Kathryn for inspiring me to finish it this way and also for allowing me to as she did hers like this. You can see my scissors already in place and I now have some threads in there too!




Blackbird Designs Rites of Spring
Finished as a stitcher's wallet using Moda Oak Leaves 15490 for lining.

Last night I finished the Just Nan freebie Butterly Heart and I've made it up into a card for DH's auntie for her birthday. This is a very pretty little design. I chose to leave the beads off.

Just Nan Butterfly Heart freebie

Unknown Fabric

DMC

Finished as a card

Started 5th October 2008

Finished 9th October 2008

I almost forgot this weeks progress on HAED TT Letter J ( artwork by Selina Fenech. So close to finishing the second page!
And last but by no means least here's the gorgeous Christmassy fabric that Karan RAK'd me with. Isn't it beautiful? Thank you again Karan!

Right now I'm going to try and catch up on a few blogs as I'm way behind! Have a wonderful weekend wherever you are and thank you for visiting me:)

Hugs


37 comments:

Cheri said...

You did an amazing job on the stitchers wallet. It is gorgeous!

Ginnie said...

I love that stitchers wallet, great finish. The butterfly card is so pretty too.

Mel in Dubai said...

Sally, congratulations on the stitcher's wallet - it has turned out beautifully!

Love the butterfly card too :)

Dani - tkdchick said...

Sally the stitcher's wallet is just fantastic! Well done!

I love that little freebie too.

Keep plugging away on that letter its looking great!

Karan said...

The Wallet has turned out beautifully Sally - you've done a great job. The card for Aunty is really pretty - bet it's another hit. Good progress on the HAED piece too. :0)
BTW, forgot to say: nice new look on your blog. :0)

Teejay said...

What a lovely way to finish it!

Christine said...

Your stitcher's wallet is gorgeous Sally, pretty card too.

Ranae said...

Gorgeous stitchers wallet.
Pretty Buterfly card.
You are a inspiration, makes me want to go finish a few of mine, lol.
Have a super duper weekend.

Lisa said...

Well done on the stitchers wallet Sally, it's gorgeous! Love the card you did as well and you're making so much progress on T.

Joei said...

Way to go Sally, I love your wallet, really lovely.

The butterfly card is so cute, very nicely done.

Karen said...

very nice finish on the wallet and card, how nice Karan sent you some fabric

Moni said...

Sally, your Blackbird wallet is spectacular! Really a wonderful finish!
The butterfly card is very nice too! :)
Monica

Paula said...

Your stitchers wallet is gorgeous Sally, beautiful finish.
And your letter J is really growing, well done... you've been a busy bee.....
And DH's Aunt will love the card, it's so pretty....

Hugs and Happy Stitching....

Carolyn said...

Sally,
I love your wallet you did an awesome job! I think the butterfly card is beautiful. Great job on the letter. That is cute fabric. Thank you for taking part in my contest. I am sorry you didn't win but if you go to stitch pink. http://www.stitchpink.blogspot.com you will find the same pinkeep up for grabs. Good Luck!

Julie said...

Aunties card is wonderful, another year for her to admire your wonderful stitching.
Stitchers Wallet is lovely, that design suits it so perfectly.
J is growing too!

fireflydreams said...

Beautiful stitchers wallet and all your other pieces too. Nice card.

Have a lovely weekend.

Susimac said...

OOO your wallet is wonderful as is the lovely card that you have made too.

WendyCarole said...

your stitching wallet looks wonderful

Elisa said...

Love the wallet...a fantastic finish....and a very pretty card..I love butterflies.

stitchinfiend said...

Sally I love how you have finished off Rites of Spring. You certainly have been busy with your stitching.

Andrea said...

Your wallet turned out beautifully. A wonderful birthday card too.

Clare - Aimetu said...

I love the stitcher's wallet - great card too.

sammyjo said...

Cute stitchers wallet you did a great job with it! :)

staci said...

Your BBD wallet is stunning! You've done such a wonderful job with the stitching and finishing!!!

Ruth said...

Absolutely stunning finishing and stitching! Congrats on all fronts. .... especially on that wallet which looks perfect!

stitcherw said...

Another stunning finish, your wallet turned out beautiful. What a practical finish as well, you'll enjoy looking at it each time you pull it out to get your scissors and such. Your butterfly card was lovely too, Just Nan designs are so pretty and delicate. Nice progress on your letter J also, you've been doing a lot of wonderful stitching lately.
Sue

Stitchingranny said...

Oh Sally you are getting very talanted with your finishing skills and this one looks stunning. Love the little card and your wips too.

LOL great taste for your new blog look (snap) though I have gone very black and white - it made me feel sophisticated roflmao.

Gill said...

Your stitching is wonderful as always Sally - I simply adore your stitcher's wallet!

Carol R said...

Lovely stitchers wallet!
Great new look to your blog too - very girly!

vEr0n!c@ said...

I love how you turned it into a stitcher's wallet. Fantastic finishing. And the inside fabric complements the design perfectly. Great job!

Vonna said...

OOh Sally! That Rites of Spring Wallet is just Stunning...perfectly done (those scissors look fab in there!) LOVE IT!! Good going you! And all your WIPS look great too :)
What a sweet RAK!

Angela said...

More beautiful finishes. good luck with catching up with the blogs, a job I've just about completed for today!

Sharon said...

Your stitcher's wallet is gorgeous!

Solstitches said...

I absolutely love what you've done with this design to make a stitchers wallet.
It's just beautiful.

Stitcher said...

I love it.

Carol said...

Your stitcher's wallet is gorgeous Sally. You've made a wonderful job of the finishing. Well done you! :o)

Lizzy said...

Oh, my goodness, Sweety!!! Where to start??? I absolutely LOVE your BBD Stitchers Wallet... It's just so Beautiful!!! What an amazing finish... I sooo want one!!! I wish I lived close by you so you could teach me how to sew... It's gorgeous, Hun! :-)

And what a beautiful card... lovely design and gorgeous colours... I think it's perfectly lovely without the beads... I know your DH's Auntie loved it...

Wondeful RAK as well... I can see you making that lovely fabric into a wonderful finished piece of handwork! :-)

Letter J is amazing... You're an inspiration Hun!

Love and {{{Hugs}}}