Monday, March 17, 2008

Claddagh ... Finished Finished!!

Just wanted to do a quick update ... I finally figured out what I wanted to do with my claddagh that I finished a few months ago. I had wanted to do a tin finish but couldn't find any round tins that I wanted. This weekend I went to AC Moore and had the luck of finding a basket that was just the right size (good thing it's Easter time :)). Thanks to Vonna for her tutorial on lining a basket ... unfortunately I am not in the possession of a sewing machine at the moment so I had to sew by hand. At least it was a small project and not a large one. Without further ado here is the top of the basket.



I decided to braid the ribbon I had gotten to accent it since it was a bit too sheer to hid the gap between the top of the basket and the needlework. I think the color matches perfectly with the darker colors in the heart of the claddagh.



This is the fabric that I used to cover the rest of the lid and line the inside of the basket. I love the blues and greens in it and think that the hearts are more appropriate for the design than shamrocks would have been. What an appropriate finish for today ... Happy St. Patricks Day! I hope you enjoy it!

8 comments:

Vonna said...

Well that just turned out lovely! I really love that basket too...too darn bad we don't have any AC Moore's around here ;)
SUPERIOR job Dani!

Sharon said...

You did a fabulous job! I think it looks wonderful. I probably couldn't do even with a sewing machine-lol

Jennifer said...

It turned out great - I absolutely LOVE it!

M.L.E said...

Dani, it's beautiful!! You are so talented!!

staci said...

Darling finish!!!

tkdchick said...

You did a fantastic job with that basket!

Sonda in OR said...

Looks wonderful. The basket was a good choice.

Ruth said...

Your basket is WONDERFUL!!!! I applaud your accomplished hand sewing. Congrats.

I just discovered your blog and I'm so happy to... Your stitching is lovely.