I hope she likes it, because this thing was a paiiiiin. Not the cross stitch. I had that done so fast. But the size is just so unusual. I could NOT find a frame. I finally found this hideous Ford picture at a store that was the perfect size. Except it wasn't a frame I could just swap out the inside. And it was black, which I didn't think would look good. So I took a chance, and bought it anyway, along with some bronze spray paint. I had to pry off the paper glued to the back. Pull out the staples holding in the FOAM picture of the word FORD. De-glue the frame, and then finally finally spray painted it. Then I traced the glass from the frame onto some cardboard, cut it, and wrapped the fabric around it, weaving it closed in the back with thread. Lastly I glued paper back onto it to keep it all safe. So the back isn't pretty, but it looks ok from the front right? I'm pretty pleased with it.
I also made these:
Crappy pics, I apologize but they are SO GORGEOUS in person. The beads and crystals are cream and lavender, and they really sparkle. The earrings don't match the pattern, but I thought they'd be too big if I made them the way I made the pendant. Which is in need of a chain. And the earrings need ear wires or something. But otherwise they are done, and I think the whole set is pretty fabulous!
So now, off to wrap that picture and prep for the morning, gotta be up early!