Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Elizabeth Half Doll Pincushion - Completed!

Hello stitching friends. Thank you for all your encouragement and for cheering me to get this project done.
I am so thrilled that Elizabeth is finished & completed!!
 WOO HOO!!!
Many many photos I took while completing Elizabeth pincushion that I would like to share with you. When those of you, who are stitching this doll project, reach the point of finishing I would love to know or see if you used some different techniques while sewing her. First......

When you get a chance I hope you visit -
Hazel of Quietly Stitching who is hosting a giveaway HERE and
Chris of Always Smiling is hosting her 6th year Blogaversary HERE.

Also new updates on our SAL Elizabeth half doll Pincushion:
Amy of Thread in Hand,                 Grace of Needle Pins and Dragonflies, 
Clare of Craftlady in Kiwiland        Teresa of At Willow Tree Pond

Photos of completing Elizabeth .......
 Oh boy I ended up cutting the top and left a nice 3/4" to turn under for each the top piece and lining.
Then I studied the very small photo in the magazine and learned that they folded all the way down leaving about 4 to 6 threads from the top of the side borders.

 I pinned and ironed. I did push my pins up so I would not melt the tops ( I have done this before).

NOTE: I stitched a gathering stitch (starting on the lining side) as close as I was able to near the top and used Pearl #12 Ecru thread for this. I did not sew the top and then run the heavy duty thread like the magazine suggests.

 Hope you can see my running stitches. I figured it was okay to show the thread on the good side as it would be gathered and covered with ribbon later.

 Perfect! Just like the photo of the doll in the magazine.

 I used regular sewing thread that I needed to stitch the sides up a bit where I left open. Wasn't sure if I would need to adjust and turns out I didn't need to.

Views of when I placed the skirt on the doll and adjusted it.

 Back view. 
 NOTE: It does not mention this next step but after again studying the photos in the magazine I noticed that they had slipped stitched close where the skirt meets together in the front. I used regular sewing thread for partly stitching close the upper skirt where the 2 sides meet. I left the Pearl #12 thread that I used for gathering separate. This way I could again pull the skirt and adjust it after I slipped stitch the fronts together.

 Making the scissor pocket. I did not glue the ecru felt for the inside of the pocket I stitched it.







 Elizabeth Half Doll Pincushion - GPA
32ct cream Belfast linen - Zweigart
Threads - silks and DMC 

  I had to take Elizabeth outside for a photo shoot. 




 Thank you again for all your support and encouragement. What's next for me? So far I pulled Ann Dale out and have been working on her. Happy stitching!! With my love and appreciation - Annette


42 comments:

Hazel said...

Such a lot of work in that. She's lovely. Xx

gracie said...

She looks perfect. I am still stitching on mine. Thank you for the hints on finishing.

Linda Knowles said...

She looks great Annette, you did a great job.
Love your work.

With love,
Linda

Lee said...

love your photo shoot

Marilyn said...

Oh, Elizabeth is soooooooooo pretty.
You did an excellent job on her.
Thanks for all of the tips for putting her together.
Congrats on a great finish.
The colors are so pretty.
Marilyn

Annie said...

She is just fabulous! So nice of you take those photos along the way to show your special techniques. I think your finishing ideas are really improvements on the original instructions. What a treasure!

Margaret said...

Beautiful finish! You did a great job on her!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

WOW! She's incredible! Fantastic job on finishing her.

Vickie said...

Good for you Annette! I think your keen observations and attention to detail payed off BIG!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What a beautiful, beautiful project! I love all the detail!!

llknbillburg said...

A fabulous finish! Your work is wonderful and she will be an item to pass down through your family. Laura

stitchersanon said...

Good grief that looks fiddly but wow, what an heirloom! Beautiful xx

Linda said...

Absolutely stunning Annette. She is gorgeous. Way, way to much work. Congratulations on finishing her.

Linda

Teresa S. said...

So, so Lovely! Can't wait to finish mine. Well, I better get started :)

Daniela Bencúrová said...

ANGLIČTINA
congratulations! Your lady is gorgeous!

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Oh my goodness! She is PERFECT!!!!
Gorgeous, lovely, beautiful work!!

valerie said...

Wow, she is stunning! Congratulations on your finish, Annette! Elizabeth was worth all the effort!

EvalinaMaria said...

Beautiful, well done!

Barb said...

Oh my goodness, she is beautiful!

Beth said...

Annette - I am totally in AWE! Elizabeth is amazing - you should enter her in your county fair!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish! Well done, my friend!

Ali said...

I can't get over how quickly you've got her finished! She is stunning and your finishing just perfect! A real centre piece hope you have her displayed someplace good. Great job!!

~Narita said...

Oh Annette!
She's gorgeous!!!!!
I have been wanting to make one of them for some time now. I really ought to just DO IT!
I really want to make one of the blackwork ones.
I should look again for the perfect lady face. TY for the inspiration!
p.s. we really ought to get together

Hetti said...

WOW Elizabeth is gorgeous Annette!! Congratulations with such a beautiful project and thank you so much for the pictures to follow the progress and finishing!
XXX Hetti

Blu said...

Elizabeth looks fantastic! Kudos on the excellent assembly.

Shirlee said...

Congratulations Annette ... she's gorgeous!

Andrea said...

Oh Annette she looks fabulous!

Shelly said...

Beautiful!

Brigitte said...

She is looking just gorgeous. You are such a talented crafter and needleworker. This is a real little master piece. And I love your tutorial, all the pictures very clear and understandable. In case I ever want to make this lovely doll myself I'll get back to your tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

Anna Zont said...

OOOO!!!! She is soooo beautiful!
Thank you for your tutorial!

Shebafudge said...

Oh my word Annette! She is absolutely gorgeous! What a beautiful finish. Congratulations. xx

Angela P said...

She is simply stunning! Congrats on a beautiful finish :)

susanssnippets said...

Beautiful work! Your finishing complements your stitching! Thanks for sharing.

ymme said...

Prachtig!
Groetjes uit België

Frances N said...

How pretty! You did a great job on this! It looks very difficult to me, but the end result is stunning!

Karoline said...

Elizabeth is stunning, congratulations

Kaisievic said...

Annette, she is so beautiful and such a lot of work. You must be so proud and I am so pleased for you. A real work of art.

Sally said...

Oh wow she is gorgeous!

Pam in IL said...

Oh wow! She turned out so great and perfect! Just lovely!

Anne said...

She's stunning Annette! You made her dress perfectly and made it look simple...although I know it wasn't~! Hugs!!

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Absolutely wonderful.
Great work.
She is fantastic and you are very talented.

Mo' said...

Great job!