You wouldn't believe how long it has taken me to finally finish this tiny little thing I am about to show you today....simply ages!! Why?? I don't know, I had all sorts of dramas with it making mistake after mistake... I know, you couldn't get much more simple than this but actually, this one was my second attempt, the first one, just when I thought I was cruising along nicely I found I had made a mistake with my counting and the stitching was way too fine to try and unpick so it was easier to just start over. Does that ever happen to you or is it just me??
Anyway, today was the day to finally get it finished and out of the way!! I admit to going a bit overboard with the 'ageing' but I like that very aged look so gave it a good squirt. I added a rusty pin and some tiny old buttons and some trim to complete the look and it now looks as though it has been around for years and years. It is really quite small only measuring 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches. Oh, and I forgot to mention, it is Blackbird Designs Basket of Memories.
My shadow, Ben, still loves to be with me while I play in my craft room. He is great company and I run things past him so he can give me his expert opinion :)) I tell him everything I am doing and he usually agrees with me. He is becoming a little whiter around his beautiful face these days and will be turning seven years old this April. Can you wait here while I just go outside and see if I can take a photo of him....he hasn't had a photo here in a while....
I'm back...here he is....still as handsome as ever. I love that boy!!