Sunday, April 27, 2008

Some Finishing Done

I had a chance to get to some finishing and I guess some
creating done today.

First I stitched Always and Forever by Little House
Needleworks for our 30th anniversary. I decided to
finish it as a flat-fold. I think it turned out quite nice.
And I even got it done before May 6th, which is our
30th anniversary!!!

Then I made some more soldered pendants. I just love the way they turned out. This first one is of my grandparents. It was taken in April of 1930, just two months before they were married.

The cross was given to me by my grandmother when I had my first child. She received it when she had my dad. The heart locket also came from her. I really cherish this pendant. I think it is a great way to display an heirloom, it's not hidden away in a cedar chest.

Then I tried my hand at a few more pendants. I did
a pressed leaf. The middle picture came from an
antique shop--thought someone could say it was
their grandmother as a child!!! And the last picture
is of my grandson.

I really think these would make great gifts, especially if they were made from pictures of your own family. I just may start a little business doing just that for others.

So now I am going to try to get my Christmas ornament SAL done before the end of the month.

I hope everyone had a great weekend and keep stitching.


Melissa G said...

That is one really cute anniversary piece...I love it! Send me the pattern, or, I'll get it when I am home again!

I also love the little pieces you made with the photos...that's really sweet! I love them...and, I think since I had the first grandkid, I should inherit that cross someday! ;)

Love you...

Carol R said...

A really pretty anniversary piece.

Your fobs are lovely - if you decide to make more to sell you will have a lot of orders!

Annie said...

I love those pendants. You could definitely make a business selling those. I just discovered your blog.. you have some very nice things here.

Michele said...

I just love your pendants! I would definately buy a few :)

nice anniversary finish too!

staci said...

Your pendants are so wonderful! What a treasure!

Sonda in OR said...

The anniversary piece looks great! Those fobs are wonderful, too. Very creative!

Kelsey said...

Mom, those pieces are so beautiful! You need to start a business making those. You are really creative.