A Few More Photo Finishes

Here is another post with photo finishes!  The finishing studio is humming where each week my clients challenge me with their work.  There is always something new and interesting to see. Enjoy the eye candy handiwork of my clients!

Vivian did this lovely Brenda Gervais small pillow “Merry Noel”.  Since the fringe was unavailable for her, I hand dyed some mini ball fringe to match.  It’s perfect.  The soft colors in this piece are beautiful.  Nice work Vivian.



And Laura did an equally beautiful job on this Stacy Nash medium sized pillow entitled “Pine Tree Farm”.  She gave me handmade antique lace to use as an accent around the pillow edge and the perfect fabric backing.  It’s gorgeous!  And the colors in this one are equally soft and delicate.  Lovely!




Judy created this beautiful white work pillow.  She wanted a brown backing behind the stitching, so I used the same brown fabric for handmade cording and the pillow back.  I included a zippered back so the pillow insert could be taken out if needed. Such intricate detailed stitching!



Pat did a couple of gifts for little ones this time around.  She requested a rather large flatfold for the first one.  I added the “sticky kisses” across the bottom and the cute little matching buttons.  On the second one I added a handmade multi-colored cording with multi-colored french knots along the accent fabric.  And for privacy, in the photos I have deleted the birth date and weight from both.

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Pat’s needles were on fire this last month and she created this very large wall hanging for someone who just LOVES Halloween.  The tomb-like shape just adds to the fun!


She also did these two cute wall hangings as Christmas gifts.  All the little girls seem to LOVE the Disney Princesses, especially the mermaids.  Here is one of Ariel!




And another one of Snow White…this one is certainly elegant with the rosy red apple and the red rattail trim around the perimeter of the stitching!  I LOVE the Disney fabrics on the back!  These little girls will love to look at both front AND back!!



If you are interested in learning Boutis (a simple running stitch and corded French needle work technique), I now have on my Etsy page not only a kit for the three ornaments I designed (containing ALL materials needed for the three ornaments), but a “pattern only” choice, as well as the “hard to find” special cotton yarn that is needed for the kit.

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I have lots more photo finishes…so come back again soon!  Thanks so much for your continuing visits!

Amities, Averyclaire


9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Deb from Frugal Little Bungalow
    Oct 17, 2016 @ 17:49:36

    There are so many lovely projects here in this post! 🙂


  2. Marcia Teal
    Oct 17, 2016 @ 21:46:03

    Karen, you do such lovely work! Happy fall.


  3. Carol
    Oct 18, 2016 @ 11:49:31

    Oh, what fun to see all of your fabulous finishes for your clients, Karen!! You really make their lovely stitching even lovelier with the care you put in to choosing exactly the right fabric, trim, and accents 🙂 Hard to pick a favorite among this bunch, but I think that Noel pillow with your hand-dyed pom pom trim is at the top of my list this time 🙂

    Hope your October is going well and you are enjoying this same warm, sunny weather that we’re having in Pittsburgh!


  4. Jackie
    Oct 19, 2016 @ 20:30:54

    Oh my how lovely! I especially love the Halloween piece – I’ve not seen anything like it and I LOVE it!


  5. Brigitte
    Oct 25, 2016 @ 03:19:22

    Everything is just gorgeous. I’m sure your clients are over the moon with your finishing ideas. I can’t even say which one would be my favorite. I’m inclined to name the flat folds but then I love, love the little pillows you made just the same. You see, it’s impossible :)))


  6. Lori
    Oct 28, 2016 @ 12:24:40

    Hello! Just found your blog via a post in a Facebook group where someone recommended your finishing services. Wow wow wow you do amazing finishing work! I just spent a good hour looking through pictures on your blog!


    • averyclaire
      Oct 28, 2016 @ 12:28:35

      Ty very much for your kind words! It’s a joy to help others make something beautiful out of the lovely work they have already done! And then I do like to share their pieces on my blog.


  7. Sheryl
    Nov 03, 2016 @ 12:19:19

    Beautiful finishes as always Karen, love the different cording used and my favourite stitched piece? Snow white and her red apple.


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