Saturday, July 17, 2010

Pay It Forward - Biscornu

My holiday wasn't all about walking and enjoying the sun you know! :) While I was away I was also working hard on my secret project for the Pay It Forward blog challenge I told you about back here. Well I only had one person willing to play, but my gift has been sent and received so I'm safe to share without spoiling any surprises.
I've been seeing Biscornu everywhere recently so I decided to have a go at making one using a beautiful pattern from Barbara Ana designs available here I changed the colouring slightly as I didn't have any fabric in quite as dark a colour as shown on the original pattern so I picked a couple of colours that I thought would stand out a bit more against my cream background fabric.
I love the pattern and I love how the finished piece turned out.
I used a piece of hand dyed muslin on the back and a couple of old buttons that I had hanging around in my embellishment box to finish it off.
I really enjoyed stitching it and for a first attempt the making up of it didn't go too badly, room for improvement though.
I may have been bitten by the biscornu bug, so I'm sure there might be some more in my future. At the very least I think I'll be making one as a present for myself.
I've bought the patterns for a few more designs so now all I have to decide is which one I want to make and keep for me, decisions, decisions.......

9 comments:

Miss 376 said...

It's turned out really well. Love the pattern you chose

Vicki W said...

What a sweet gift!

Vi said...

Oh what a cute gift. Looks great. :-)

Sue Wild said...

That pattern is really sweet. I've looked at the website and there are some great patterns. Thanks for sharing.

karen said...

and what a lovely PIF gift it is too!! I love it!

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karen said...

I shouild explain all the deleting!! I somehow managed to post the same thing THREE times!!

Melinda Cornish said...

it is adorable!