Sunday, 20 May 2018

3 Box of Shame Finishes - Dolphin, Red Foxes, London

Hello all!

I have 3 framed pieces to show you today. All frames are courtesy of easyframes.co.uk. and all have my usual anti-reflective glazing.

First up, the fabulous Dreaming of Dolphins which I finished last May (was it really that long ago?!) After a lot of deliberation I opted for a plain 22mm Confetti Dark Blue frame with no mounts. I say a lot of deliberation because I really liked it with mounts, but because the fabric picks up different colours in different light (greens, blues, purples), and because I couldn't guarantee an exact match I decided to play it safe and opt for the frame only. I certainly didn't make the wrong choice:



Then we have the adorable Red Foxes, from the Young'uns collection by Gloria and Pat, finished last September. No mounts for this piece, just a simple 13mm mahogany frame. I just adore these little cuties and definitely need them on display.



Finally, Pretty Little London by Satsuma Street completed last October. I had a slight issue with this piece because I literally had only 15mm of spare fabric on the left and right - it was a case of ordering a piece of fabric onto which the project just about fit, or ordering a much bigger piece and having more waste. I'm afraid meanness won! I originally chose a dark grey frame to match the colour of the cloud but then thought that this was a fun design so needed a fun frame. So I opted for a 13mm Red Paint frame which clashes beautifully with the pinks in the fabric but definitely brings out the reds. Mounts were never going to be an option for such a colourful piece as this:



Most of the remaining pieces which need framing are parts of sets so I'm going to wait until I have completed all of the parts before framing them together. Hopefully that won't be too far away.

Take care,
Rachel x

6 comments:

  1. They are all beautifully framed Rachel. You do such an amazing job at finishing them.

    Linda

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  2. Love how they look all framed up Rachel! The Dolphins are definitely my favorite. Congrats on getting some things out of that Box!

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  3. I like the simplicity of the frames. They make the focus the stitching rather than the frames. Great choice of colors, too.

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  4. More perfect choices of course. Love them all. Congrats on 3 more marked off the to finish list.

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  5. YAY I love the dolphins framed! I agree that some pieces just don't need mats.

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  6. They all look amazing. Excellent choice on your framing. The fabrics are so beautiful that a mount would have hidden it's beauty. Congrats on your lovely additions to your home.
    xo Alicia

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