As christmas is nearing I want to show you one more finish from my side for this christmas. Last year when I saw this tapestry crochet for christmas post from Nima I have decided to make one for me this year. Thanks Nima for the inspiration. I make doilies but without knowing how to display it, I use to keep it safe in my closet. And if i display it in a table my kids will surely spill something over it. With that fear I will not display doilies. When I saw Nima displayed her doily in a canvas, I was happy that I have found a way to display. So, finally I made the same doily which she has made. But I made a different edging from a picture pattern from pinterest, as I was not able to figure out the pattern from her doily. And here is my doily,
This is the chart which I have worked the edging. It is from pinterest. I didn't have the link for it. This is the first time I am working with the chart and it is easy.
Finally I have managed to buy the canvas and painted it with red color acrylic paint. I have given two coatings. I didn't get modpodge in my place. So I mixed 1 quantity of fevicol with 3 quantity of water and fixed the doily with the canvas and let it dry. And the result is here.
I am happy with the result. Since the canvas does not have any holes for hanging it, I've simply displayed it in my table. Is there any idea to hang it. After christmas I thought of framing it, otherwise it will get dust and the beauty of the doily will go in course of time.
Also, I have managed to finish two cross stitched pieces into ornaments.
Sorry for the picture quality. I have taken it in night light. The first one I have stitched for the smalls SAL last year. The second one I have finished last month. For the first piece I have simply glued all the four sides of the cross stitched pieced in a card board and again glued another cardboard for backing. Made a twisted cord and glued it all around. Similarly for the second one I have kept a thin batting foam in between the piece and cardboard and then glued it all the four sides. The second one looks better than the first one. Using twisted cord it a simple way of finishing such small cross stitched or embroidered pieces. While displayed it looks super cute.
I am not able to embroider or crochet as I have planned to finish before christmas, since we have back to back appointments with the eye doctor for my mother. She is advised to take lucentis injection. Any body have idea about that injection. I have learned from the net that it may have side effects. And we are worried since she has sight only in one eye. Any way we have to take risk hoping postively otherwise the problem will go even worse. So this week crafting will be minimal from my side and I have planned to take the WIP's to the next year. But before this year I will come up another final post with all my finishes and some plans I have for the next year.
Till then, happy crocheting and cross stitching.