August 19, 2011

Fern - Finishings

It took me a few weeks to decide how I wanted Fern and the other Couture Pixies to be displayed. Everything from self-framing to canvas stretching was considered. What was out of the question was custom framing, since I'm tentatively planning on stitching about 5-7 of them for display in our closet.

Ultimately, we arrived at a sorta raised display on fabric backing, arranged in such a way where the backing acts as a 'matting' of sorts. It just so happened that I found the perfect backing fabric and ribbon in the giveaway I won from Anne. Thanks, Anne!!! :D






Happy Hermitting everyone! We're at 45 Hermitters this month!!!!! This is so exciting and I can't wait to visit your blogs next week. :D

P/S. It's still not too late to join in the fun. :)

27 comments :

Jennifer M. said...

Oooo I love this finishing idea. Very pretty. :)

Shannon said...

What a great idea! :)

Stitching Sweetie said...

That is perfect! I love it!

valerie said...

Pretty! You did a great job with the finishing!

Rachel said...

That is really amazing finishing! Would you share how you did it? That looks like something I would like to try. :)

Blu said...

Incredible finish!
I'm with Rachel: How'd you do it? I've got a pile of stuff that I can't afford to frame.

mdgtjulie said...

Fern looks great Joysze. I love that shade of green!!

wendy111 said...

I love your finish Joyce, very clever. I love the ribbon around the edge of the stitching and the green fabric is a beautiful colour for her.

45 IHSW stitchers is great - it grows every month.

Yvon (jioya) said...

Love it!!!
I like to" borrow "your idea.

Hugs Yvon.

Kaisievic said...

I love your finish and Fern is gorgeous. It would be great if you could share how you achieved that great finish with all of your blogging mates.

love Kaye xoxox

Lesleyanne said...

Wow Fern looks gorgeous. A fantastic way to finish - could you share how you did it?

Mouse said...

ooooooooooooo just love that finish :) gorgeous idea :) I am going to be hermit-ting hopefully but didn't want to commit just in case didn't work out this weekend ..... love mouse xxxx

Nicola said...

Love your framing technique! you should blog a step by step guide xx

irishcream06 said...

that's a really interesting way of framing, how did you do it?

Shebafudge said...

What an absolutely perfect finish - beautiful! Any chance of a tutorial for it?

Pauline said...

It looks great!
What a good idea, very beautiful finish!

Heli said...

Gorgeous, I love it!

Jenny said...

Wow Joyce - that is perfect! Fantastic! Did you do the finishing all by yourself? You must have some closet! LOL

Carolyn said...

Wow what an awesome way to finish her! I love it! Nicely done.

Topcho said...

It's beautiful! The ribbon and the fabric really are a perfect match

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Isn't it great when the perfect fabric just "pops" up in your stash. Great finish, but do you have a problem with them getting dusty? We have a wood burner in our lounge and there's dust everywhere in the air.

missy-tannenbaum said...

It looks really classy and pretty, and it was a good idea, too! The whole thing is really nice. ^^

Anne said...

Oh wow!! That looks fern fantastic!! The fabric and ribbon work perfectly with her dress. Maybe I am psychic and knew you needed that colour :D Lovely job Joyce, I'm so glad it worked out well!

Hugs

Esther said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh....its just gorgeous!!!!!!!!

Lissanne said...

I about fell over when I saw this! You are so talented, I would never have thought of a finish like this, so clever!

Bec said...

It looks gorgeous! Amazing finish :)

♥ Nia said...

Wonderful finishing!! Looks just perfect =)