July 25, 2012

Lucky Me

A couple of months back, Vanessa asked me to pick a gift from some of her amazing finishes. She emailed Heidi and I about it and while Heidi, silly thing that she is, demurely said no, I jumped on the offer and, I believe my very unladylike response was "*$#% yeah!!! I get first dibs!!!!"

I know, I know... you guys are shocked. How could that be me? I'm usually so sweet and polite, and not to mention, dainty. *snort*

There wasn't any doubt that out of all the mermaids, dragons, and ladies, I'd picky September's Sapphire Fairy. I've always wanted to stitch her and what's better than a gift of her from a dear friend? As Vanessa said, she's part of the both of us... the asian part for me, and the fairy part for her love of fairies.

I decided on a simple mounting for Sapphy. So onto the foam core board she went, and as luck would have it, Annie sent me this beautiful ribbon as part of her giveaway from way back. I love how the edging gives it a delicate feel and the hot pink accents the soft pinks in the fabric so well.




A close up. How gorgeous is she??

She is the first thing I see when I open my closet door and I couldn't ask for a better view. :D Hubby reminds me that I should mention that "the ugly white plastic hook has since been replaced with a tiny black nail." :D ;) LOL!!!


39 comments :

McKenna C. said...

Oh it's gorgeous! I love how you finished it!

~McKenna

Ann said...

That's one of my favourite Mirabilia fairies as well! Lucky you that you didn't have to stitch it ... only finish. And yes, that hot pink adds something to the finish!
Enjoy!
Ann

Kittyperfection said...

Just beautiful!! I bet you can't stop looking at it!! :)

Lesleyanne said...

Wow she is gorgeous, lucky you.

Julie said...

Shes just lovely.

Emma said...

You lucky thing - she is lovely!

Karen said...

You won the Vanessa lottery! Lucky you! Love the finish.

Andie said...

Gorgeous! And your so lucky to have such a wonderful friend, she has some fantastic pieces for sale! (And not for sale!!) :D

Kaisievic said...

You are really lucky - she is beautiful. Love the fabby she is stitched on and the ribbon complements the design beautifully.

tadamama said...

Stunning!

Keebles said...

I was just in awe (as I always am with your work) until I got to the pic with the white plastic hanger. I tried really hard not to focus on it...life through Asper eyes! LOL! But she really is amazing! Props to your hubby for the nail change-out!

tiffstitch said...

Wow, what an amazing gift! And you finished it beautifully. Btw, so glad you were able to get some stitching done over IHSW. :)

Crafts4others said...

love the colors, especially the blues. It is very beautiful!

The Maiden said...

Oh no, now I want to stitch her!

ByJuut said...

beautiful finish, love your finish

lesli said...

Absolutely stunning!! beautiful work :)

Bea said...

She's incredible! And that ribbon is the perfect compliment.

Pauline said...

What a beautiful gift!!

cucki said...

What a sweet gift :)
Big hugs xxx

Isadarena said...

Wow!!! what a lovely gift from Vanesse : Lucky you my dear Joyce:-)
This little fairy looks so nice in your sweet home .

Kielrain said...

Lucky you! What a wonderful gift. It looks amazing.

Margit said...

Congratulations to this wonderful piece of art. She looks perfect in your house!!!

Stitching Sweetie said...

Lucky you! Great finish!

Ewa said...

lol at hubby's comment. She does look lovely!

Angela said...

She is so pretty :)

SoCal Debbie said...

What a beautiful way to finish it! The ribbon is a perfect accent.

Anne said...

Ladylike you?! Pfft!! I'm glad you hopped on the chance of having such a beautiful fairy from Vanessa. She's so pretty and I love how you finished her. That ribbon is a perfect match! So glad it's going to use!! Glad that white hook is gone..it was ghastly :P

valerie said...

Gorgeous! What a lucky lady. I like how you finished it and so sweet of Vanessa to gift it to you!

Veronica said...

Lucky you... I'm envious ^.^ She is gorgeous. Vanessa's stitching is beautiful as usual. Love how you have her mounted on your closet door.

Hugs,
Veronica.

nikkin said...

Beautiful stitching, and a wonderful job on the framing...and a little bit of credit to hubby too! lol

/hugs,
Nikki

Kate said...

Yes, very lucky you :) She is gorgeous.

Melissa said...

What a beautiful present :) She looks absolutely gorgeous and I love the pink ribbon with it!

Terri said...

She is stunning!!! Lucky you!

Lija said...

Amazing gift! And look at all those beads! I am in envy. I came across a chart with beads in a magazine. A picture I quite liked ... my first reaction was - they can't make me go on a hunt for beads as well! The threads bad enough. At least I'm luckier to be a bit closer to a craft store now (though doubt they ever will have all I want and try to get) ... but it is in the same town or outskirts and doesn't make me travel for 4 hours (2 there and 2 back) like last year. Internet is the best invention ever as far as I am concerned. But I am tracking off. It is a beautiful project, and you are lucky to have your friend.

Chelle said...

Absolutely awesome finish and yes, she is gorgeous! Congratulations on winning and on finishing her. So beautiful.

Heidi said...

HAHAHAA, I didn't know I was in your post!! ;) Did you tell them all I finally came to my senses?? ROTFL!! I need to mount mine like yours so it can get up on the wall! Vanessa's the bestest!

Heli said...

Oooh, you've been so lucky to get a stunning gift like that! Beautiful job with the mounting, the end result is gorgeous!

Kasey said...

September Fairy is on my to-do list for my eldest daughter. I love the pink fabby, so I'm now thinking I need to change my choice. Love the simple framing!!

jcat0629 said...

She does stitch impeccably doesn't she? This is beautiful...both the stitched piece & how you finished it. I love it! Lucky you! Makes me wanna pull mine out & work on her again.