Friday, 15 October 2010

My First Flatfold

Yesterday I decided to try my hand at making a flat fold :) Now I've never tried this before so had absolutely no idea how it would turn out! I had seen a tutorial for a framed flat fold and thought that would be ideal for Little House Needleworks Holly & Berries so I started cutting card and fabric and steadily worked my way through each step, getting very nicely glued up in the process, and ended up with this :) of which I am very proud! I think I would have liked my cording to be a little thicker plus I would have liked something to cover the join in it but I don't have anything suitable. Other than that I LOVE it! Oh and the bow at the top is off a box of Thornton's Continental Chocolates! It really does pay to save these things ;)


I used Angela's tutorial on her Hooked on Stitches Tutorial blog. Do go have a look if you haven't done before. I'm sure that there are many of us who appreciate these ladies such as Angela and Vonna who take time out to do these tutorials for us so thank you ladies :)

Tuesday evening it was time to pick up my Chatelaine Christmas Mystery IV and, for all I did not do much, I did do some! I filled in the rest of the metallic on the wing then made a start on the hair. By 9pm I decided enough was enough so I picked up the piece I'm stitching for Michelle for our trades but I ran out thread so had to put that away! I now have the thread so hopefully I'll get that finished and made up soon.

My other stitching is the SB Schoolhouse roll I started in September but didn't get finished so I'm hoping to finish this and stitch the Happy Pumpkin one too this month. This is my progress on the Schoolhouse one so far :)

Tonight and tomorrow night is Shores and I'm looking forward to getting lots more done on block 9 stitchingalong with Lisa who is stitching Spooky but next week I think she's joining me with her PS piece in order to get a bit more done on it :)

I think I'm going to have a lazy day today as I have Abi off ill with this cold/flu bug that seems to be doing the rounds. She's been dreading getting it and hoping that she wouldn't but as I type this she's in bed fast asleep, bless her.

Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for all your lovely comments. I do love getting them and reading them :)

Hugs

Sally
xxxx

36 comments:

Barb said...

You have every reason to love it Sally, well done ,love the bow at the top .Shall have to go have a look at those tutorials you mentioned.
The cherub is growing, and I absolutely love the schole house roll. Hmmm I feel a roll coming on,thanks for the little push!lol.
Hope Abi feels better in a day or two, it is set to get colder next week so make sure you wrap up warm.
Hugs

An itch to cross stitch.. said...

Your first flat fold is gorgeous Sally, well done on a first attempt. I've never made one either but definately want to give it a go one day especially after your encouragement. :-)

Nicola said...

What a lovley flatfold Sally, well done!! It's a finish that I want to try myself, but as yet haven't plucked up the courage to have a go. The WIP's are looking good too.

Stitchaholic said...

You did a great job on your first flat fold - well done! One day I might be tempted to try a new finish, but I think I'm too nervous... Hope Abi feels better soon :)

KarenV said...

Very nice flatfold Sally, you did a great job!

pat said...

fantastic flatfold! very very nice
Pat

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

Way to go on the fold,it is lovely and you should be very proud of yourself. It is really quite easy once you have completed one and then they become addicting. I tend to use a really sticky two sided tape and don't get glue everywhere.

One ? though...Does this ornament now have a chocolaty fragrance? Yummy. Great idea.
Be always in stitches.

Beth said...

I really like your flat fold. The fabric is perfect with the piece, and you did an excellent job. I agree, the tutorials are so wonderful.

Your WIP's are coming along fine, you will finish the cherub eventually.

mbroider said...

Oh my, you seem to be doing so much dear Sally... Quite a busy person:)

That flatfold has oomph!

Love your wips too: The chatelaine one is so promising and as for the SB piece anything that has reading / writing in it excites me!

Cath said...

Brilliant flat fold , well done . X

Carol said...

What a wonderful finish, Sally! I haven't attempted a flat fold yet, but I, like you, certainly will make use of those tutorials. They are so helpful...

Do hope Abi feels better quickly and that cold doesn't pass on to you!

Lesleyanne said...

Your flatfold is absolutely stunning Sally. Lovely progress on your WIPs. Hope Abi is feeling better.

Isadarena said...

Wow Sally, you were right to try since your first flat-fold is just great : many congratulations to you:-)Nice progress on your Christmas Mystery too !!
Happy stitching ,
Isa

Sheila said...

It's gorgeous. You would never know it was your first.You should be very proud.I still haven't attempted one.

Jackie said...

You did a fabulous job! Angela does great finishing work and I love her tutorials too. I just need to try one! :)

BeckySC said...

Great job, Sally :) It looks wonderful :)
Your other projects are looking good too!!
Have a lovely weekend!
((hugs))

valerie said...

Beautiful flatfold! You did a wonderful job! Love your other wips too.

Carolyn said...

Sally,
Your first flatfold is beautiful. You did an awesome stitching job. The CCM IV is coming along and I love the Metallic. The SB Schoolhouse Roll is looking great. You always have nice stitching.

Christine said...

Great job on the flatfold Sally, it looks gorgeous.
Hope Abi is feeling better soon

Cole said...

Great job on your flatfold, you should be proud!! I don't think I'd be able to let it out of my sight :)

Michelle said...

Lovely flatfold finish and the bow sets it all off nicely. Funny I have a piece of stitching that I was thinking about making into a flat fold and printed off Angelas tutorial - you have inspired me now. Hope Abi feels better soon before the cold weather really takes hold - its on its way! Have a lovely weekend. Michelle x

Lindsay said...

Your flatfold looks fantastic and I would never of guessed it was your first one

Lisa V said...

Great job on your first flatfold. Well done!
LISA V

PegC said...

Beautifully done and encouraging to other first timers like me.

Olenka's Stitches said...

Your flat fold turned out very lovely. I hope Abi feels better soon.

Ellen said...

Great job for 1st attempt! It's beautiful and I love it. I must try this finishing one day when I have enough courage.

Hugs,

Christine said...

Your great job on the flat fold finish has inspired me! I have now bookmarked the tutorial page and will try it soon so thank you for that link!

Bev said...

well done on the flat fold, i always cheat as i make a pin keep and then put it on a plate stand, but i like the clear instructions on how to make it, think i should have a go, if only i wasn't addicted to them Haed's lol

jane said...

That's a beautiful finish Sally - well done! I haven't seen that tutorial, love Vonna's though and I agree that all the people who share their expertise with us are to be congratulated.

Farm Girl said...

It's beautiful Sally, your finishing is so neat. I must try that finish some time as all I am brave enough to try is a pillow! Your Schoolhouse roll is looking great. Hope you have a lovely stitching weekend.

linen and floss said...

Your flatfold looks great - your finishing is so much better than mine xx

Carol said...

You did a brilliant job with your first flat fold Sally, it's gorgeous! I've only ever made one which was a while ago now. I have a couple of pieces in my finishing box which I want to make up into flat folds. I will have to have a go at a framed one too, I think it looks really lovely!

Hope Abi is feeling better soon!

Julie said...

Super flatfold Sally, thats something i haven't tried, will have to look at the tutorial and give it a go.

Hope Abi is soon felling better, there seem to be a lot of these bugs around recently

Angela P said...

Your first flatfold looks fabulous! I'm so pleased that my tutorial was easy to follow because creating it, I honestly thought I was going to pull my hair out trying to explain the steps as it's one of the more tricky finishes, not difficult just a lot of steps involved. Thanks for mentioning me too, I really appreciate it! I will email you later with the floss details you asked about :)

Sharon said...

Your flatfold is so gorgeous Sally! Beautiful work.

Karan said...

Just love this flat fold finish - fabulous job Sally. :0)