Friday, June 11, 2010

Framing, finishing and more!

I'm happy to say that the mirror idea worked out perfectly to frame my dragonfly! It was so easy to take the mirror apart and the only snag was that the fit was really snug and I didn't think I would get the piece into it after all the lacing and pinning was done. It was a tense moment!! A bit more padding then I'm used too. But I was able to get it in finally, the fabric is really stretched out and tight and flat so I think in the end it worked in my favor.

Remember my daughter's butterfly? Well, this is how i finished it! She loves it and it hangs from the quilt rack over her bed.

Last year I had this santa in the car as my car project (I spend a lot of time waiting for my kids so I always have a project available). It's one of Mill Hill's Medieval santa's, this might be the Canterbury one. I don't do beading in the car though so the final beading was done last week.

Here's the back, I usually like to put some green felt on the back of these ornaments.

I'm thinking about using this frame for my Marjolein Bastin finish. But there is a bit more space on the sides then on the top and bottom so I have a hard time deciding what to do. What do you think? I can easily finish it to a pinkeep or something too.

I took the kids to Fort Atkinson this weekend. They had their historical enactment weekend, they do that every month from April through October I think. They did a really good job and we all really enjoyed it. My DD loved the lace makind demonstration and got to try her hand on it. I thinks she's hooked!

Here's all the kiddo's in front of the original ammunition storage house, the only original building. The fort was active from 1819 to 1827 so much of the wood buildings were rotted away but they built everything up again on the original foundations. Lewis and Clark stopped by before the 6th regiment moved down to Kansas. A lovely day trip if you live in this area, I can recommend it!

Thank you for visiting and all your sweet comments!


KarenV said...

What lovely finishes! The dragonfly worked perfectly in the mirror - great job!

Tracy J said...

I like the MB piece in that white frame, looks great!

Melanie said...

Great finishes!!! Have a great weekend! :)

Deb said...

I just love the idea of recycling things to make them look like new. Your dragonfly looks wonderful in that frame!!

I know that everyone likes less material showing between the picture and the frame, but I actually think that it will look well, although you have to live with it, so you may decide to something else.

Looks like a great time at Fort Atkinson. I love doing things like that especially when my kids were younger. Now they're older and find that stuff dull! LOL

Karen said...

Great finishes! Love the dragonfly is perfect.

Jackie said...

Love the idea of using a mirror. The dragonfly looks wonderful in the frame.

Your kids are cute!

Anonymous said...

All your finishes are beautiful, but that dragonfly is my favorite. I loved it the first time you posted, and it looks fantastic in the frame!

Carol said...

So glad the dragonfly finish worked out so nicely for you, Kajsa--it really looks nice. And that little butterfly for your daughter is so cute--I'm sure she just loves it.

Darling kids--so glad your daughter enjoyed the lacemaking. Is she a stitcher yet?

Mylene said...

You sure been busy finishing and all looks great.

Happy weekend!

staci said...

Congrats on all the wonderful finishes!

Siobhan said...

Fantastic finishes! It looks like a fun day with the family. :)

Sharon said...

Your finishing looks great, I love how you framed the dragonfly!

Lynn said...

Both of your finishes are beautiful! I love how the dragonfly looks in that mirror frame.

We have a pioneer village very close to us called Upper Canada Village. I love going on their quilting weekend.

Suzanne said...

Beautiful finishes!

I love how your dragonfly is frmaed, it's perfect.

That's how I became hooked on lacemaking. I went to a historic openday and saw a lady lacemaking. My mother inquired about some lessons and the rest is history. I think not enough young people are interested in these dying arts.