Once done with all that beading I needed to decide how to mount the piece on a backing,
so after staring at it for a day or two, decided on an oval.
Cardboard boxes are endlessly accommodating!
I also decided to add some quick embroidery to the seams
The CQ around the edges looked really empty.
So I slapped on some simple seams in plain black size 8 DMC just enough to be there but not enough to distract from the rest
With all the busy, busy of about a bazillion black charlotte's and all the flowers, how could you tell?
Idunno, I just could.
I also needed to place the sre flowers and beads
I had fun with this part
All of the silk ribbon flowers are put on individually
each one is made on single 1" bits of light non-woven interfacing (NWI)
I do this by placing a lager piece of NWI in a small hoop, tacking down a 1" square and sewing the individual silk ribbon flower to that
This makes it easier for me to handle than each individual 1"sq piece free hand
You can then cut them out of the hoop and cut away or fold the edges under and sew them down more precisely.
Here are both my Skellies together for the first time!
I will probably have this one framed eventually also
But I think she came out well.
Merry Christmas Everyone!