Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Halloween House update and basket finish!

Halloween House update #15
 
Oops! I missed 4 weeks of the Halloween House SAL!  The plan is to stitch on this every Friday, and I hope I don't miss any more SAL days until it's done.  I finished two more pumpkins on the right side of the fence.  My next goal will be the green bushes under the windows.
Harley-Davidson logo (small) update #2
The small Harley-Davidson logo on perforated paper is quick and easy to stitch!  When the bottom part is done with the word CYCLES, I will glue it to a magnet and take it to my dad, who lives just a few miles away.

I finished my first Pine Needle Basket and love how it came out!  It sure was fun and easy to do.  The base is a circular piece of wood with a hummingbird and flower stamped onto it, which I filled in with colored pencils.  I used a wood-burner to etch my name and date on the bottom.  The basket is made with pine needles that fall off the pine trees and it is woven together with artificial sinew, which is waxy and strong.  Then it is covered in shellac to keep it shiny and firm.  I think I will sign up for the next 3-class session after all, so I can make another basket in a different style this time.
Pine Needle Basket finished!
 
 
 

11 comments:

Kaisievic said...

Ooooh, clever girl - love the pin basket. Can't wait to see what you create next.

sharine said...

The basket is great as is your stitching.

Stitching Noni said...

Your basket is brilliant - well done on learning a great new skill. Love Halloween Rules, & the Harley logo looks great. Your dad will love it. Great stitching ;0)

McKenna C. said...

I love the pumpkins! I'm sure your dad will love his magnet. The basket is darling!

~McKenna

Rosemary said...

Love your stitching and wowza, that is a cool looking basket! Talk about a high standard for a first basket!

Claudette497 said...

That looks wonderful!

Linda said...

Great progress on HH. I love the basket. You almost have another finish.

Linda

Lesleyanne said...

Great progress on Halloween House. The harley davidson logo looks great as does your basket.

Sandie said...

The basket looks really great - yet another skill - and you're going to sign up again eh? Your magnet logo is looking fine too. I thought you'd forgotten all about the Halloween House - it's been so long since we saw it!

Delphyne said...

Halloween House looks so great. I just love those colors.

Mangogirl said...

great progress :) I love your basket!