Whilst I still have to add a rod pocket to the back of this wall hanging, to all intents and purposes, we are done! Lots of jewellery has given up life as a bracelet or two for the cause. There are also lots of Swarovski crystals just to make sure the shine lasts for a long time. The edge is finished with prairie points and ric rac.
The yeti themselves are appliqued by embroidery machine (how else would I work) and are very soft being made from Minke and Panne Velvet. Each Yeti has been given an extra layer of padding to make them puff out a bit! I made about 80 free standing lace snowflakes that I picked up on sale a couple of weeks ago. The snowflakes sewn directly on to the fabric are digitized by moi!
A couple of the guys have piles of snowballs - all stacked and ready for a battle. I tried out the couching foot on the Sweet 16 - and used a crystal yarn to create a bit of "movement" across each section. How much fun are the couching feet! I will have more on that in another post.
Non embroidery machine people often think that all this comes together by just pressing a button. Let me tell you, "that so ain't the case!" The icicles across the top equate to about 200,000 stitches alone. The snowflakes were stitched on to wash away fabric and I stitched 22 at a time = about 7 hours of stitching. So yes, it all just happens at the press of a button!
Have a great day. Sue xxx