Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas my blogging friends!

I started this Mollie Makes issue 47 kit late yesterday afternoon and stitched the whole thing by hand. I finished it this morning.  I'm really trying to fight my perfectionistic tendencies to not fix how the top of the bauble is somewhat angled and how the 2015 is not centered.  I have to start cooking very soon, as my Dad is coming over at noon, so I'll see how I feel later on today after taking a break from it.  I have a feeling I'll take that part off and do that part again.
Updated:  I redid the top part of the bauble tonight and replaced the picture above with its current state which is much better than it was this morning!

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Do you want to play spot the differences?

I think my favorite part is how the "blush" on the deer is a red crayon.  I don't have any standard issue crayons but I do have red tailor's wax, which is what I used instead.  I think that was a clever detail. All deer obviously blush, right? :)
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Here is what the kit looked like at the start.
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There was no "nose" template included so I used the eye template as the nose.  I had cut the actual eye smaller for better scale. That's one of the differences; there are at least 4 others!

Have a fun, low-stress day and be well!

12 comments:

  1. Adorable! (Or, adeerable, haha.) Merry Christmas!!

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    1. Thanks Ann for your "en-deer-ing" comment!

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  2. I love the pink stitching on the edges! Did the thread come with the kit, or did you add that yourself?

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    1. It came with sewing thread that matched the turquoise but I wanted to use something that would pop. The turquoise sashiko thread was not the right shade so I decided to use pink DMC embroidery floss I had in my stash.

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  3. I never knew deer blushed. Merry Christmas Kyle.

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    1. I never knew they blushed either! Merry Christmas Maria!

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  4. Looks great from here! Love it!

    Have a relaxed holiday!

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    1. Thanks Summer F-T! I love it too!

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  5. Merry Christmas Kyle! I love the cute hand-stitched things you have been making lately. I hope you had a wonderful day with your dad!

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    1. Thanks Shannon! Hand stitching is so different from the machine sewing, it's quite a nice complement. I had a very nice Christmas, it was actually quite warm here!

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  6. I want to play Spot the differences between your first version and the updated one... just to see how much of a perfectionist you are ;-)

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    1. Your comment really made me laugh!!!

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