So my hubby offered to take me shopping to Aberdare yesterday so although I felt rough I couldn't possibly pass on the opportunity. Usually I have to drag him there! I managed to pick up a load of things I needed for the house plus some extra bits for some craft activities I'd been wanting to do with Seren. I also got 2 picture frames and an idea.
Normally I have my finishes professionally framed but I've had these 2 birth samplers in my house for ages now because I was quoted stupid prices for doing them and/or couldn't find the right frame. One of the samplers will have to wait because it really does need a box frame but the other one is for Faith who is now 1 and a half years old and has just got a new baby sister, who I am going to stitch a matching birth sampler for.
The frames are not exactly what I had in mind. I wanted white frames but I thought maybe these would still look nice. I wanted them to look good so I asked my trusted experts on my cross stitch group for a framing tutorial and voila! they found me a brill one!
I'm discovering recently that it is much easier and cheaper to get random things I need from Ebay so I managed to get a sheet of A3 foam board (foam core - US) for less than the train ticket to the nearest decent stationers. Then Craig made me look for a new car aerial - got that for way cheaper than the car part shop across the road lol! When I commented to Craig about the amount of stuff you really can buy on Ebay he said I should find an aeroplane. No way! says me - but sure enough there are aeroplanes and helicopters. What about an Ariel Atom car? Yep,one of those too. Well, he said, I bet they definately don't sell a Bugatti Veyron - probably the most expensive car in the entire world... I nearly fell off my chair - I could not believe my eyes - as there were 2 listed!!! Unbelievable! That cracked me up all night LOL :D
This is a rough version of my finished piece in the frame. I can't decide whether to frame it as it is or buy the next size frame up and get a light pink mount as well.
So what does everyone think? I'd really appreciate any comments bad or good.