Thursday, August 7, 2008

Angel Pinkeep

My partner for the EMS Angel Pinkeep exchange received the one I made for her so I can show a picture here now. I found it really difficult to assemble. I ended up using tape to attach the pinkeep and the backing fabric to the cardboard, each with a couple of layers of batting. I couldn't get the lacing method to work at all. And then when I sewed the back to the front, the stitches left big gaps due to the thickness of the piece. Although the ribbon covers the gaps, I didn't feel like it was a very good finish. And it was hard to turn the ribbon ends under neatly so they wouldn't look scraggly. I don't think I'll be making more pinkeeps any time soon. Maybe after the frustration subsides, I'll try again one day.

The fabric is from Sassy's Fabbys, 36 count linen in Caramel Creme. I think it looks kind of pinkish on my monitor, but it really is more caramel colored. The design was a collection of motifs from back issues of Cross Country Stitching.

9 comments:

Daffycat said...

Sweet stitching and the pinkeep looks fine to me!

patternnuts said...

I think it looks great Annie! :)

Laurie said...

Love your crocheted needlecase and scissors case. i don't think that's old fashioned at all. i still crochet myself. Have been doing it for 24 years. it's good to do a different craft now and then. Thanks for your comments on my blog!

Barbara said...

It looks like a very cute pinkeep to me, but I do sympathize with your finishing frustration. I went through something similar with finishing a tin - I still haven't worked up the courage to try it again!

Ginnie said...

It looks really good, even if it was difficult to fix together! Cute picture.

Chris said...

It looks great! Thanks for the reminder as to why I didn't sign up for that exchange.

Sandra said...

Great job Annie!!! I love that magazine!

MIEK said...

it looks great Annie,
i haven`t worked on one yet but maybe it is an idea for the next time( i think you should do more, this one is beautiful) to put tape on the back and cut the fabric at the ends.
then you can cut away bulk fabric and put it over the tape.
the fabric is strait and flat.
Miek

Val said...

It looks lovely Annie - I still have to finish mine...... :)