July 20, 2009

HM Stretching Portrait update

okay- so here are some WIPS of the last HM piece. After a grueling weekend of sewing, I can actually say that I am done with it. YAY!!! I will post the finished images sometime tomorrow. I didn't have time to post as I went along, so this is a big batch of pictures of the work that went into it:

I had so much fun making the gator. :D The girl on the other hand, proved to be temperamental, but after 3 tries, I made a head that I liked.

I hand-sewed on all the leaves that make up the bushes on the sides of the piece, and pretty much hand sewed everything else to the BG where I couldn't get my machine to do it- which was a lot more places than I'd anticipated, so I have some pretty sore hands today. :)

That's what it looks like without the border on. You'll have to wait until tomorrow to see the whole thing finished. These were great projects, but I have to say that I am glad they are done! Phew. Feel like I just finished a sewing marathon. :)


Emily [Follow The White Rabbit] said...

::jaw drops:: WOW. Leeanna, this piece is stunning!!!! Not only did you put sooo much work into it, but it's also beautiful!!! I love all the different fabrics, patterns and 3D elements that you've put together. She's amazing. You must be so proud of your HM pieces!!!! congrats!! :)

Leeanna Butcher said...

thanks Em! I appreciate all the compliments- you're too kind!!! *blushes*
It was a long hard slog on this, but I'm happy with the way it turned out. I will post finished pics soon. I just have to figure out how to hang it for photos.