At our last ANG meeting we had a review of our unfinished projects (ugly). I am supposed to finish my Santa Parade and quite honestly it was the first time I had looked at it since it was chosen last year. It actually wasn't so bad ...meaning not too daunting. I have been working on it and have a few photos of my progress.
Here is the polar bear. He's all done (along with the duck) and I love how the covered buttons look on the hat strings. That's the "detached buttonhole over found object" technique that is on Amy's DVDs. Have I mentioned how invaluable those DVDs are? I will also be using this on my grapes on the Elegant Thanksgiving garland so it was a good review.
Here is the bird - all beaded!
When I was doing the beading I broke my tacky bob. I think I have as many broken tacky bobs as whole ones! Instead of throwing it away - it has been resurrected as a "half bob attached with magnet". Works pretty well. I feel so good about recycling.
I am going to try Ruth's method with the covered memory wire for the candy cane when I get my last installment of the Christmas Tree Farm this week. Then I can finish Santa!
Have a fun weekend,