Presenting...

My finished Lady in Red Hat canvas!! I put the last few stitches in at Sit and Stitch last night after the "committee" decided the backstitch I did around the ribbon (at least that's what we think it is) on her hat was enough and I shouldn't wrap it. The lips also are done in basketweave, I tried messing with satin stitch a few times and I just couldn't get the coverage I wanted.

And if my having this finished wasn't exciting enough for me... I got home last night and was determined to NOT pay someone else to do what should be quite simple to do. I got out scissors and found the directions and managed to get the canvas inserted into the bag and it looks great!

This was simple beyond belief, the hardest part was taking scissors to my canvas. I had to cut the canvas 5 threads away from my stitching *cringe* and it then gets mounted onto a board, you peel the sticky back and it gets put in the purse. It was a abit of a challenge to stick it down in the purse straight. Total time to finish... 15 minutes. It was then stuffed with plastic grocery bags and spent the night with 7 heavy books piled on it to make sure everything held. The directions also said to glue the purse to the canvas but I'm not sure I want to do that. This won't be an every day purse for me, its far to small, so its not going to get an excessive amount of wear to justify that but I can always go back with a tiny bit of glue and secure it if needed.

Comments

  1. Congratulations on being brave enough to tackle the finishing yourself - you did a great job and your purse looks wonderful!

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  2. She turned out absolutely fabulous! I'm glad that you took a crack at the finishing yourself. Well worth it in time and money saved. :)

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  3. Oh she's beautiful! Congrats on the finish!

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  4. She is gorgeous! Congratulations on finishing her yourself.

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  5. What a beautiful piece and absolutely lovely finishing. Congrats.

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  6. Kali, she is amazing!! I knew you'd get that ribbon figured out and it's just right. :D Congrats on finishing such a marvelous, and useful, project!!

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  7. She looks fantastic - and well done on the finishing, I can see how you'd prefer not to pay someone for 15 minutes work!

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  8. The purse turned out really nice!

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  9. Great job Kali-it's beautiful.

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