Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Finishing Santa Heart, Part II

Okay, so we got that one all glued and while it was drying I did the backing piece and the standup part as well. I looked at the back of a picture frame and cut my little backing standup part on the very right to match that--just so you know. I have also done both sides of that piece. I brought the first piece all the way around and glued it. Then I cut another piece, pressed in a seam to lay over the top and then glued it down on three sides. I then cut a small 1/2" wide piece of ribbon and glued it to the top. Then, I glued red cording, narrower than the pictured one at the beginning, around the three sides. Now, the front and back get glued all around the outside edges and I use clip clothespins to hold it together, and let the glue dry again.

When it is dry, and I allowed that overnight, I started with the glue pins and the cording and went all around the outside of the piece.

Last, I stitched the ribbon piece to the back of the piece to hold the frame upright. This takes a little fuss time of pinning it, standing it up to make sure it is level, and then finally stitching it in place.
See, that wasn't so hard, was it?

He is pretty cute! We like him and look forward to the next Santa!


Possibilities, Etc. said...

Glad to see you posting again. As I told Jane - you do good finishing. I'll send you all mine to do for donating to the military next year. (ducking behind a wall here in Austin)

NCPat said...

Thanks, but don't mail it to me! I barely get my own done!

Frontrange Stitcher said...

Nice finishing job and great explanation on what to do. He is just darling. Thanks for sharing with us.

Cyn said...

Hi Pat,

He looks "Fabulous"!

The pictures are fantastic and show the whole process. Thanks so much for sharing. :-)

Windy Meadow

g said...

very cute

Summer said...

VERY cute. I love him!