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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Santa Corn Ornie Finish

Another ornie finish! This one was really quick. I can tell you that I had some trouble with the corners on this ornie. Can anyone tell me if there is a trick to corners? It seems so bulky to turn a corner on this when whip-stitching it closed with the beads. I'm taking that bell off too. After finishing, it kind of went wonky.


Santa Corn by Cricket Collection
28 ct.Mystery Linen over 2
DMC Threads/craft beads/ribbon

Thank you for taking a peek! Now, do I pull out something new or work on Gathering Eggs?

23 comments:

Lei B. said...

Tammy, I love your ornament. It is so adorable. You did a great job. I would love to be able to do something like that with the beadwork, but I don't think I would be any good at it. Take care!

nima said...

wow...that is cute. beautiful finishing

Glenna said...

I think your finishing is just lovely--I don't see any problem. I know when I'm turning corners when I sew that I clip the seam allowance close to the stitching to eliminate the bulk. Not sure if that's what you meant, but in any case no one could tell that you had any difficulty, because it looks perfectly finished to me. Hmmm--I always vote for a new start. Happy week!

Yoyo said...

What a cutie. Your corners look great to me. But sometimes if you have a heavy fabric and really are having a little trouble turning them you can: 1. put about three stitches on the diagonal above the corner and make sure your thread is secure. This will keep your very small seam allowance from fraying. 2. Then cut the fabric at the corners DIAGONALLY across the corner. That should eliminate most of the bulk and make it a lot easier when putting the ornament together.

Looks to me though, like you are getting pretty good at this...WOWZERS you go girl.

Sue said...

Tammy, you have quite a knack for the ornies! The beading looks lovely.

Jane said...

Great little ornament, Tammy. Your finishing looks terrific!

Brigitte said...

I love this ornie and the finishing looks perfect to me. There's nothing bulky visible after all. I always use the trick that Yoyo describes, I cut the fabric diagonally across the corner. That helps a lot.
I'd start something new!

WendyZ said...

You know how I love nature-related stuff, so this is great! TFS!!

Ginnie said...

I think you made a great job on your Santa ornie, it looks lovely.

Chiloe said...

It is such a cute ornie ;-) I wish I could learn how to finish my pieces !!!

tkdquintmom said...

How stinkin cute is THAT? Ok, which CEC is that from? Oh and you should work on HEADACHE FAIRY. lolololol....

Cindy said...

Very cute!

I agree with the others about cutting the corners on the diagonal. If you are using something pointy to put your stuffing in, just make sure that you don't push too hard in the corners.

Megumi said...

Adorable ornament! I think your finishing looks fine. :)

Barb said...

I think it looks fine! Yes, just trim your corners diagonally, close to the stitching. Yoyo's tip on reinforcing at the corner is a good idea, something I learned in sewing garments.

Did you sew it together and then whip stitch the beads on or whip stitch it right from the beginning? I want to learn this technique.

Dee said...

He is SO adorable. I don't think the corners look bad at all.

I love the beaded edge.

Dee said...

In regards to your comment on my blog --- I can almost GUARANTEE you would like the mystery cross stitch project.

;-)


It cracks me up because one of the bloggers just purchased the same pattern and she didn't recognize it (yet). LOL

Priscilla said...

Hi, I do enjoy visiting your blog, I just left a message on your spooky stitchers blog. Although I didnt realise the stitching was by many people, I am not sure what a SAL is! I just wanted to let you know I enjoy visiting both blogs, lol

Priscilla x

Tammy said...

Love your Santa & I would keep the bell. Very cute :-)

Lisa said...

Love your Santa! I really love the beaded edge, I really need to have a go at that!

stitcherw said...

Very cute, you've really gotten this finishing stuff down.
Sue

Daffycat said...

Adorable! Great finish, congratulations!

Jurga said...

What a lovely Santa! :) Very nice finish, congratulations!

Cindy F. said...

Congrats Tammy!! That is one adorable, beautifully finished ornie!! LOVE the bell and beads:)