Saturday, February 17, 2007

Finishing and fimo

I seem to have quite a lot of unfinished things and ideas for various other crafty things at present but time isn't as plentiful as I need it to be. I spent a fair part of Thursday cutting up paper and card for my sister's wedding invitations and I'm happy to say I'm at about the halfway point of getting them done.
Having spent quite a bit of time on them, I then didn't feel any guilt on spending the rest of Thursday working on things for me. First off, I dug out some fimo which has been hanging about my flat for a while. I love stitched pieces with buttons so I thought I would try out making some myself. I found some tiny cutters in my local craft shop and this is the result.



The bigger shapes are, I think, destined to be needle magnets. The little flower bouquets are something that I just wanted to try.

I also got two things framed up using some bargain wood frames from Ikea and some leftover paint. The blue one is the colour of my bathroom lol. I would have more framed stuff to show but the place I order frames and mounts from, phoned me on Friday to say that my frames had arrived but one was damaged so they would need to get another.





And finally, there is this little ornament. Shamefully I stitched it in July 2002 but I had no clue at the time how to make it into a round ornament. Recently I used some metal finishing forms for the first time and voila I realised I could get it finished into an ornament. Around the edges, I've used some rats tail cord to trim it and make a hanger.


My to be finished off pile is starting to reduce in size lately. I still have a couple of stocking to make up and about another 12 or so things to do non framed finishing with. I think I might be spending a lot of time reading Focus on finishing that Karen and Anne have set up. It looks like a brilliant resource.

12 comments:

Von said...

Congrats on reducing your to-be-finished pile!! Everything looks fantastic. :D

KarenV said...

Wonderful finishes Paula, I particularly like the ornament :)

I love your Fimo buttons - would you mind sharing the type of cutters you used and which section of the craft shop they were in? I'd love to have a go at some more Fimo buttons myself and the cutters sound like a great idea.

stitcherw said...

Your buttons that you made will be fun to use, and so many patterns seem to call for hearts, moons, or stars lately they will be practical too. Your framing jobs look great, and I really like the little ornament, very cute. Nice finishes all.
Sue

Maree said...

Lovely finishes, and what a great idea the fimo buttons are _ very cute, too! :)

Deanne J said...

Great job on your finishes, I really like the ornament.

bunnyhead said...

Cute finishes! I love the framed pieces.

Sheila said...

Congratulations on all the stitching (esp. the SB ones) ... and I love the fimo buttons. I've got some fimo to play with but not yet found any little cutters here. Hope to see you using some of them on your stitching :)

Karoline said...

Love the fimo buttons, they're really cute. Lovely framing and finishing

ollie1976 said...

Great job!
-Jen

Chris said...

What great buttons! Your finishes are lovely too.

Karen said...

I love your cookie for santa

Seahorse said...

The buttons are brilliant!

Love your finishes too :)