I decided I would yank out a quicky kit that would be also be a great gift. I've known forever that I would make up this cute little keychain and give it to my mother-in-law someday because she loves lighthouses. I'm so excited to put this in her stocking on Christmas Day. :o)
(Oh, and um, mom....on the off-chance you're reading this, just click that tiny red "x" if you would...thanks!)
I'm at about the mid-way point here...working on the backstitch for the clouds.
Bella couldn't make it to the half-way point! By this time, it was about 12:30 in the morning, and she was ready for her beauty sleep!
And at 1:30 in the morning, I'm done! (Pardon my pink plaid pj pants.)
So, at a normal time of the day, I ironed this sucker, and tried to get out the frame imprint. Not much luck, but it won't matter anyway.
Next, I yanked out some interfacing to stabilize the picture, and ironed it to the back.
After ironing the interfacing on, I used the clear insert of the keychain to figure out where to cut, and got to tracing with my pencil.
And voila! We have a cutesy lighthouse keychain!! The instructions advised that the fabric should be glued inside the keychain, but I didn't like that idea in case MIL wants to pull out the lighthouse and put a picture of something else in there.
This was a Bucilla kit that was fast and easy, but I absolutely cannot recommend the thread that's included in their kits. I cannot count how many times my thread knotted up on me, as well as frayed. Very frustrating, but I'm still happy with the finished result. ;o)