Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A Sweet Ballerina CQ Heart: Finish

I've finished my work on the Sweet Ballerina Heart! Now all that is left is to frame it!
I added light blue bugle beads to the seam treatment on the left, and I added a Silk Ribbon Embroidery Motif that I created using sweetheart roses, french knot loop flowers, ribbon stitch leaves, and pink Swarovski crystals.
Then I made the heart into an applique (here is a link to how I did that) and I added a couple of bits of lace on opposite edges!

20 comments:

Vinnie said...

This looks sooo.... yummily beautiful!
The flowers look so real!
Lovely.

Debbie said...

This is gorgeous! Debbie (Maine)

Barb said...

It is lovely, and the silk ribbon embroidery is gorgeous!

TypsTatting said...

Love the Sweet Ballerina. You do such lovely work.

Ira said...

This is soooooo darling! I love the way you worked your flowers and thanks for the tut, I will try to make them myself one day.
Take care, Ira

Connie said...

It's very pretty -- all of it. I love the musical notes as a seam treatment -- very clever!

Annie said...

Hi Melissa!...I have just recently found your wonderful blog!...What a delight it is...You are so creative!...I am interested in learning SRE and wanted to know where you purchased your ribbon?...Blessings...Annie

Melissa said...

Hi Annie,
Thank you so much! I blogged about where I buy things from the post is here:
http://honeybeesbliss.blogspot.com/2008/04/online-stash-sources.html
I hope you have a ton of fun learning and creating!
Melissa

Annie said...

Melissa, thank you for answering so quickly!...You have a lot of helpful information and wonderful things on your blog... I think I will start at the beginning and read all of your posts!...You have a such a beautiful, creative gift and I'm sure your generous sharing is appreciated by so many gals out here in blogland!....Blessings to you and yours...Annie

Melissa said...

Oh thank you Annie! That is so sweet of you to say! I love it when I find a new blog to read too. I hope you love reading about my journey I love learning and sharing along the way.
Melissa

❦TattingChic said...

This is lovely, Meliss! You are quite the talented person lady! Do you feel old if I call you lady!? I don't want you to feel old.
ANyway. I am celebrating my 2 year blogoversary! Come over and celebrate with me! I mean I know You won one of these giveaways but come over and celebrate anyway because you are a special friend to me...FRIEND!!!
(((HUGS)))
~TattingChic ♥

Melissa said...

HAHAHA you are one funny lady!!! I love the word lady it makes me feel elegant and I try to use it as much as I possibly can!

❦TattingChic said...

Okay, lady! Thanks for coming by to celebrate with me and YOU're ON! I would LOVE to come sup tea with you! Shall I bring my ginger tea or chamomile tea or do you have that already? LOL!
(((Hugs)))
~TattingChic

Oh, wait...did you say you have a new puppy??? CUTE! I'm going to have to check out one of you other blogs, huh?

❦TattingChic said...

P.S. Yes! People DO call me TC sometimes and then it because like a RASH of them! UGH it was horrible ICK POOEY! So you don't like your name shortened to say... mel??? LOL! Don't worry...I won't do that.

Melissa said...

HAHAHA Ya My SIL does it on purpose and to me it's so MANLY ewie ew!!!

Auntie Pam said...

Melissa,
Thanks a million for your GREAT You Tube Silk ribbon embroidery videos. That is all the instructions I have had and I have learned how in the last week after being referred by www.dandelion.avenue blogspot.com to go watch your spider ribbon rose. Mine look as good as yours, mine are just smaller becuase I have been using 2mm SR (1/16th ")& 4mm (1/8th") because I wanted really little roses for baby outfits and bonnets. I was failing dreadfully with buillion roses. I also have been able to copy your Iris and sweet heart roses and mine look just like yours. Thank you for being my SRE Teacher !!!
Auntie Pam at sewnangel@gmail.com

Melissa said...

Thank you Auntie Pam!!! I'm so glad you were able to learn from my vids! You know I don't think I've ever made a spiderweb rose in 2mm, I bet it is so CUTE in that size! I'd really like to get more 2mm ribbon in my stash. So far I only have a few green shades so I've only done leaves! LOL

Auntie Pam said...

Melissa, I drew the same size circle & did a 2mm & a 4 mm & you really cann't tell the difference. I think with 2 mm you just use more ribbon. I did my 1st Preemie gown size 2.5 lbs for my neighbors new great grandaughter Kyara (1 lb 8oz)& bonnet. Use SRE spider roses across the brim of the bonnet. Sooooooooooooooooooooo precious & sweet. may put a couple on the gown front!!! Thanks again!!! Things like this is why I wanted to learn SRE. I am hooked!!
Auntie Pam

Melissa said...

OH wow that sounds so sweet!!! I'm sure it's stunning! Have you tried the sweetheart rose? It's smaller than spiderweb roses, if I want a bigger one I use 7mm otherwise I use 4mm for them but I've also never tried that one in 2mm either so I don't know how it would work. I think I've tried it in the 13mm ribbon and it didn't work at all! LOL Pretty much all you can do with 13mm ribbon is do folded roses which are pretty too.

Wendy said...

Oh my gosh!!! It is so beautiful!!!!!