Saturday, 2 October 2010

L*K I'll get my elves on that

Here you go... I have finally finished the L*K design 'I'll Get My Elves On That!'. It's taken me a week and it hasnt been without its problems. I think I will avoid Wisper thread for a while.

I was unable to get hold of the embelishment pack that matches the design so I had to raid my button box. Consequently Santa has only one button because I didn't have two matching small enough. Plus the star on top of the tree... mine must be bigger than the correct one so I had to place it lower on the tree.

However I fear the worst is yet to come as I am going to attempt to finish this as a flatfold. I need to get hold of some batting to pad it out. This will be my first try at a flatfold and I will be refering to the tutorial given by Angela and she rates it as very advanced. Many thanks to Michelle for pointing me in the right direction.

Thank you very much for all the lovely comments esp about my little darling Katy who is currently snoring away next to me.

And a final snippet of happy news..... Tel is popping home for two days next week!!!! Can't wait to see my gorgeous hubby.

Lucy x


  1. Congratulations on your finish. It is gorgeous. Good luck with the flat fold finish. I have used Angela's tutorials before and they are very good. Such a shame my finishing isn't lol.

  2. What a cute finish!!!! Good luck with the flat fold, I have never tired one before, either!! Enjoy your time with hubby!!!

  3. What a great finish. You'll find a flatfold is easier that you think and then you'll wonder what the fuss was about

  4. Congrats on the cute finish! I tried using whisper thread before but it didn't work out well for me so i am not going to use it again. The flatfold finish just need lots of time and patience, goodluck..i am sure you can do it.

    Happy for you, enjoy your time with hubby.

    Mine is coming home in less than 2 weeks. Miss him a lot!

  5. Very pretty cross stitch. Just take your time doing the flat fold and I'm sure it will turn out great :)

  6. This is lovely, Lizzie Kate's Christmas designs are great. Hope the flat fold goes well I must try one one day !

  7. congratulations on your finish it looks great!

    Also congratulations as Joey chose you as my giveaway winner! Would you kindly email me your address so I can get it all ready to send out to you???

    my address should be in my profile :)

  8. Congratulations on your finish! It is adorable. I think your substitutions for the embellishments look great--it makes it your own. Good luck with the flat fold finishing.

  9. That's pretty impressive to finish in a week - well done! I love the buttons too - you wouldn't know that they are substitutions. You did a great job choosing them and as Siobhan said, it makes your piece unique! Good luck with the flat fold :D

  10. OMG!OMG!OMG! *running around with hands on my head and wide open mouth*
    It's so sweet!!!! Great work!

  11. Lovely stitching. :)
    if you are looking for the embellishment for this pattern you can find that in casa cenina (online store).
    But your charms they look so great.

  12. Great finish - I do love the L*K Santa's. Good job on the substitutions too. :0)