I have completed the stitching for part 2 of PIF gift #3 and finished the item into its final form. Since it is currently winging its way to the recipient, I cannot show the pictures or reveal any other information, but it is done.
PIF gift #4 just made it to its final destination on Friday, so I can now do the official reveal. The recipient is Belinda, the designer behind Tor Rhuann Designs and whose designs I love, so choosing and executing something for her was a little intimidating. In accordance with the colors that she said she favors, I chose the design Florin by Ink Circles. In order to fit the design in the 1.5 inch frame, I had to slightly modify the outer section of the design to shrink it and then stitched it over 1 on antique white 36 ct. linen.
Here is the stitched piece:
And finished into a pendant:
I have started PIF gift #5, which is the last one (#2 has been finished for months, but the package is waiting for me to do something else before I send it off).
In WIPocalypse news, as I remembered at the end of my update, I actually did some work on Purin the other week (maybe 2 weeks ago?). When we last saw this cuddly little creature, it looked like this:
And now it looks like this:
Beware, there is a whole lot of yellow coming. Other than the outline and the eyes, it’s ALL yellow. I’ll definitely have to rotate in and out of this one!
And finally, I have a sewing finish to show. The first sundress is finished! I ended up having to alter it on the fly quite a bit. According to the pattern envelope and my measurements, I cut a size 8. Surprise, surprise, it was WAY too big. I’ve now cut all of the pattern sizes down to 4 for the next run. I changed the bodice because I didn’t like how high it was. I changed the length of the skirt from hitting below my knees to ending several inches above my knees. It also seemed really boring, so I went out and found some sheer, dark chocolate colored ribbon and added it to the bottom and the empire waist line. I think it looks a bit better now. It’s not perfect, but I might actually wear it.
That’s it for me for now. I will be starting another big stitching project soon, as I have signed up for Passione Ricamo’s year-long Fairy Mystery SAL which started on July 1st. I have nearly all of the materials, except some beads and Petite Treasure Braid which is on order and will hopefully be here in another week or so.