Well, they are 2011 finishes if you squint a little and don't think about it too hard. 50% of each was actually done in December so I didn't have to put myself out TOO much to get them done THIS month.
Still, a finish is a finish is a finish. :)
This little guy is from the 2010 JCS ornament issue. I don't think I had the DMC red, blue, *OR* yellow that it called for (WTF is up with THAT??????) so I subbed in others that were similar. (Not my finest moment. I pride myself on having ALL DMC colors. *ALL* of them, so I don't know WHAT happened with these 3!) He had some multi-colored starbursts? snowflakes? around him in the original but that was too 'fireworky' for me. I had some silvery thread stuff hanging out in my work bag so I did them up with that instead.
Also finished up my Lizzie Kate Snowman '10 pattern that I got last month. (You KNOW I love a pattern if I actually started and finished it within a short period of time of it being released!!) I would really like to frame this one. A quick Google search doesn't turn up the one they used for the display but I'm sure I can come up with something for it...........eventually.
I had a bit of a fail with this piece because, *ahem*, I forgot I had purchased the embellishment pack for it until I was packing up the threads to be put away. Whoops. I rather like the buttons I subbed in though so I just kept them on there. (And I was spot on with my bead choice - they're exactly the same. Not too shabby considering I just grabbed something that looked similar from the odds and ends of leftover beads I have hanging around in plastic bags in my coffee table.) I bought a bag of teeny tiny colored buttons off of Etsy not long ago, thinking they would be great for stitchy projects and, lo and behold, they ARE great. :)
I have no further UFO's at the moment so I think I'll get back to my Blackbird stocking project for a while. Five months of stocking patterns left to go. I CAN DO IT!!!!!!!
Here are some finishes I did between October-December but never got around to blogging:
Bottom design is Bent Creek.......top one I don't remember - sorry! I think I wanted to do a cube and a pillow with these? They are on my sewing table waiting for some attention.
Lizzie Kate scissor fob kit (left) and another JCS 2010 ornament. The LK is too big for my liking for an actual fob so an ornament finish would probably be better for that. Like the others, these are on my sewing table waiting for some attention. I'll get to it sooner or later. :)
Have a nice weekend all!!