Bonbons is another vehicle for candy. It is my first three-sided piece — front, back and gusset.The finishing is especially fun. More of the chocolat ribbon, and “chocolate candies” nestled in the bows.
Baci di Cioccolata (bah-chee dee chee-oh-co-lah-tah)
This is my first cone, and since I love the Italian language and chocolate kisses, I decided to combine the two to design a cone that can be filled with chocolate kisses for Valentine’s Day – you can even find them with pink foil wrappers.
The lips turned out great in satin-stitched Petite Very Velvet, and as I’m fond of stitching spiders of all kinds, this was a very fun canvas. I learned how to cover plastic rings, and fill them with beads. The woven stitch for the pale pink background reminds me of waffle cones.
There are quite a few valentines in the fiori line.
This fan is quite sparkly, stitched with Fyre Werks silver fiber. The magenta hearts are filled in with simple laid patterns, vertical, horizontal, or diagonal. A finishing touch is the silver heart button placed at the center bottom.
This letter sealed with a kiss is the smallest in the collection. On 18 count, It measures only 2 3/4 x 3 3/4″. The ribbon and button finishing really set it off.
When my nieces and nephews were little, one of them would start grinning and shout “It’s love time!” Then they would all shout it and we would all pile on top of each other and hug and kiss furiously. Thus, this canvas.
Originally the letters were in a a clockwise direction, so that when the sentence ended it would be midnight, a time for a New Year’s Eve kiss, but everyone had difficulty reading it. So, now the letters go counterclockwise.
I especially like the palette of pale pink, magenta and black. The hearts and arrow are stitched in Petite Very Velvet.
Although this canvas is finished as a hanging valentine, I envisioned it as a fun lid for a box of candy. I tried to make it look like a nostalgic candy box top with its big red ribbon.