Monday, March 1, 2010

Michael Powell Coaster

Some years ago I stitched up this Michael Powell freebie but I never knew exactly what to do with it. I was just fascinated by his style. I thought it would make a nice coaster, but it was too big for the acrylic ones. So instead, I first stitched the 'big' cross stitch border. Then I backed it with fusible fleece. And finally I used stitch witchery (fusible web) to back the whole thing with a piece of matching felt. I thought I had some Scotch Guard, but I guess that was used up long ago. So I'll get a new can and spray to protect it. It looks cute right now just sitting on the coffee table.



I'm so glad February is done. It may snow some more, but the days are getting longer and the snow probably won't hang around for too long (I hope). This little sun face was an old freebie from who knows where that I lifted from an acrylic coaster that was past its prime. Added a magnet sheet to the back and he's adorning my fridge, doing a pre-announcement of spring! I see he even has some metallic threads running through him, something I haven't used in quite some time.

24 comments:

BeckySC said...

CUTE!! You did a good job, Annie :)

I mailed your package this morning :) Hope you will enjoy it :)
((hugs))

Annette said...

Ow what a cute pieces, I love the houses.
It was a whole day lovely sunny over here...

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Great work!

Nancy said...

Such beautiful pieces and so colorful! The houses are so pretty I would be afraid to use it as a coaster.

selene said...

It's very nice, Congratulations

Lenka said...

Both pieces are wonderful!

Pumpkin said...

I like your attitude with the bright new pieces on your Blog Annie :o)

Miss 376 said...

The coaster is lovely, I love that style. Hopefully the sun will encourage the one in the sky to come out more often, lol

Mylene said...

Both great pieces but i especially love the sun face one.

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Very fun finishes!

Deb said...

Both of these are so bright and colorful. I've never stitched any of Michael's pieces, but they certainly grab you with their color and whimsical style.

Jackie said...

I'm not familiar with Michael Powell but I really like this piece you stitched. Just lovely!

mainely stitching said...

I love that cheery sunshine! :D And your MP is wonderful. I also love his style, but know the backstitching would kill me, LOL!

zoomcity said...

Love Michael Powell, love the coaster. :o)

Carol said...

What a great idea to turn it into a coaster, Annie! It will certainly be a bright spot on your coffee table :)

Hang in there--only 18 days 'til Spring--YIPPEE!!!

Wendy said...

Oooh those look fantastic! You did a wonderful job. That little house is really cute.

Anonymous said...

Love the coaster!! Would you know if the freebie is still available? I can't seem to find it. Thanks.

Joanne
dentonj@shaw.ca

Daffycat said...

Oh cute finishes, Annie! I really love the MP houses!

Robin said...

Annie, I just LOVE Michael Powell's art and this is sooooooooooo cute! I would just stand it on an easel, like a decorative plate and display it like that. I think I have this freebie chart also. I think I'll put it into my WIPS now. I love it!

Anne said...

Looks like Spring is on the way with your beautiful stitching. I love Michael Powell designs.

gourmetknits said...

I love the houses. The colors are beautiful!
I just stumbled upon your blog today and your work is so nice :)

-Julie

nima said...

wow...amazing finishes....i love the michaell powell finish...i have never stitched one...it is in my to do list...

Julianne said...

Annie,

Nice work! I love your sun. My older DD would love it. I think I'll e-mail her a link to your blog.

Siobhan said...

You come up with the most amazing finishing ideas! I love the magnet--I have a thing for suns with faces--but the coaster--wow! Just a super cool idea.