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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

SAVED from the trash bin...


SAVED FROM THE TRASH...


This is the Prairie Schooler Santa that I ruined when attempting to turn it into an ornament.  It was my first try and the linen began to fray.    I actually had put it in  the trash.  After a good amount of thought he was retrieved as I spent too much time doing the stitching.  I trimmed away the frayed linen, did a blanket stitch at the same time sewing it to the wool.  The pillow backing is the same wool, sewn together around the edges, lightly stuffed, ironed out to flatten and VOILA ... A very primitive looking ornie that will more than likely be made to look more vintage with a sprinkling of my grungy mix of coffee, vanilla and cinnamon.


Here he is...
looking more vintage.


Hope I have not bored you ... but, I am pleased with the end result 
and to think I was prepared to toss him out. 

As always, Peace and Blessings.
Thanks for visiting, 
Barb 


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4 comments:

Mugwump Woolies said...

Great job...perfect wool to compliment Santa's great green coat. Very clever!
Robyn

marly said...

He looks good! Great solution and a nice alternative. I've had to undo seams before and many times ruined the linen which is one reason I started the fusible interfacing. Even the light one fuses it together and that saved my butt several times. Not always! But most times. I'm glad he's been saved!

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

I love it, it's so prim. What ingenuity. Way to go, Barbara! :)

Julianne said...

I love it! Those little pieces are a lot of work, I am glad you saved it. It is so unique.