Monday, February 18, 2013

grapes to embroider

This may be a future project, green applique leaves, under grapes will be flat (padded?) with plum & ecru floss, top layer will have beads with just a little plum floss covering a small part

I forgot to post this picture of what I'll be using.

hand-dyed fabric & beads

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Friday, February 15, 2013

future project: Bombaata

Bombaata is a character from the film Conan the Destroyer.

The texture of his hair, beard & clothing will be great. I've not embroidered a person yet, but I'm always up for a challenge. I think I will do facial features as line drawing, beard with french knots and then use bulky, novelty, textural yarn, etc., for hair & clothes.

Sunday, February 03, 2013

a cross stitch and an embroidery


kitchen cross stitce

from Hardcore StitchCorps on etsy (www.etsy.com/shop/hardcorestitchcorps)
This is a great pattern. I changed the floss colors to more suit my kitchen.

I made many mistakes. Can I not count or stay focused, both of those? I don't know. I didn't see the errors until I was almost finished. I was afraid if I tore them out that I'd never get back to it. And I love the pattern too much to do that.


hedgie & turtle Valentines

This is a pattern from Bustle & Sew that I thought would be fun for a St Valentine's Day swap I'm doing. :) I painted the transfer in gold fabric paint so that it would show under the floss. The heart and cheeks are actually pink. I didn't have as dark a color as I needed, so it looks white. (bustleandsew.com/)

Friday, February 01, 2013

question


Why do people drink smoothies? Why don't they just eat the fruit? It seems so much better to do that than to drink everything.

edit to add: fruits & vegetables