I've finished a project, isn't it pretty?
Take a closer look.
Okay, you can stop laughing now. It just goes to show that not everything I make turns out well. Actually, the photos make it look even worse that it is, and that's saying something. This was a cross stitch I started ages ago, just a small design from a magazine and they'd shown it turned into a card. In hindsight I should have finished it off in a similar way but in my wisdom I thought it would look nice turned into a stuffed ornament. Never mind the fact that my sewing skills leave a lot to be desired and the fact that I've never in my life attempted anything like this before. I even had a go at putting a trim around the edges.
The back doesn't look quite so bad.
1. Make sure that everything is lined up and centred properly.
2. Find a way to stop the edges fraying. Leave a larger seam allowance?
3. Don't attempt things which are out of your skill set. Okay, this is probably wrong. How else am I supposed to learn if I don't give things a go?
Actually, I should have taken more time over it. I was in a bit of a rush to get something done with it so that I could start something new and I knew at the time that I wasn't in the right frame of mind to take proper care over it, so I think I could have made a bit better job of it if I'd tried, though I'm not making excuses, it's pretty bad!
This little heart will sit in my craft room where I can see it. It will remind me what happens if I don't take care over things and it will encourage me to do better next time. Let's see if my next finish is an improvement on this one.