This was so much fun to do. This was a Sublime Stitching pattern that I embroidered onto a flour sack kitchen towel. it turned out great! It looks much better in person. I added a bunch of my own detail like the flowers on the knife and the fishnets and the shading on the bottle and a couple other things. There are 2 pictures here one is a scan and one is a photo the colors and stitching don't look like real life. I love it when an embroidery project is finished. I feel so satisfied. Look for this gem to be for sale on Etsy soon! Click on the image for good detail!
i hate you. you mentioned nowhere that i was getting a piece of paper. i read yout post over and over again to make sure i wasn't getting screwed and in fact i was buying an old finished sampler. this is what you sent me... You sent me a picture of the sampler. it IS a nice shiny glossy print of the original. but why the fuck would i want to stitch this myself? I wish you lived near me so i could come get my money out of you.
I finished this on friday so i was able to frame it and put it on the coffee table with the "frak you, you, frakking frak" cross stitch. They were the decorations for the Finale of BSG! i think it looks damned good!
This I am making using an iron on template from SUblime Stitching. IT went on pretty dark whick is making me have to use a satin stitch for most of the work. I wanted to more of a line coloring on it but since the lines are dark i feel the need to voer them up. Dont know what im going to do as far as body coloing but i guess i think about it an do it last. i dont know why i didnt think to scan things instead of taking crappy pictures! Click on it for crazy DETAIL!
It was very sad to see him go but i know he will have a great home. And Ii made $20!! My army of sock monkeys is dwindling. All that is left is Clifford the big red money made out of used socks with the scarily long legs (who is not for sale) and little pink stubby. They are keeping each other company at home. Nobody wants a stubby monkey i guess...
This is a bag that i would recommend to you if you take projects with you to and from the house. Mine all travel to and from work from me. God forbid i forget a needle or floss one day i get pissed. so i made this little draw sting bag that i put whatever current project i am working on in to travel. the fabric was just of some weird boating fabric i found one time with little sayings on it. i am going to make dan a pair of shorts with this ridiculous fabric for the summer. hahaha.
These are some of my things around my desk and my floss kit that i have had since i was a kid. It has held up this long. There is my pile of fabrics that i keep next to my desk, my wine rack that i now a craft rack for my hoops and bibs and fabric and my big pile of socks of course to make sock monkeys. If anyone has a good idea on ways i can better the storage in my little work desk please please help me!
This shit is hard! but its really fun. i have never had to do so many 3/4 stitches my whole life. but wow do they ad really really great corners to these letters. here is the newest cross stitch project im working on. its another bsg quote: "so say we all".
This is a pretty intense cross stitch alphabet i just found online. It looks awesome. And i am working on one that says "So Say We All" with it. Its a lot more complicated than a regular alphabet because i will be using 3/4 stitch with it. wish me luck!
I brought in these to work today and already sold them to my fellow nerds here at work. And i have another order already for more! I love these very very much. I made them all yesterday during pj and movie day.
This weekend my two little sisters came to visit. We decided to have a craft night. These are some pictures of Heather and Ashley that night. My sisters are hilarious. There was obviously alot of drinking involved. Ashley made a really awesome sock monkey and we made an awesome one for my mom. She loved it! CLICK THE PICTURE TO READ IT BETTER!
This didn't take me very long and it is a first in a series. It will be different islands from my nautical maps. The islands will be places around the tri-state area. This one has many different stitches used to make it including: stem stitch, silk stitch, back stitch, french knot and the use of my sewing machine. Pretty cool huh? I have also included a full size of the flour sack towel its size is 33x38inches and there is a picture of the back of it so you can see now not that messy it is.
Further investigation has found pictures of these crazy controversial fabric arts by a woman named Gwen Magee. Sher stuff is amazing and very political. http://www.gwenmagee.com/ Check it out for yourself!
Check it out! I made the customer gallery on sublime stitching for the quilt i made Mabel! I probably should have put my blog in the comment but apparently im retarted! Its ok though im working on seomthing awesome that i will submit later!!! http://sublimestitching.com/gallery
I got to work today and yay! my light box arrived! now i dont have to use the one at work with people over my shoulder going "omg what are you even doing" and "gosh what the hell is that" so i am stoked!
When i was in Wisconsin i picked up a couple flour sack towels. i love them and they are easy to embroider and look great when finished. So i am using copies from my sea charts to make different islands on the towels. i think they will work as table cloths too. I will use my sewing machine to make the pink lines and then hand sew on the island bit. This first one is Block Island.
I have been an artist my whole life. I have always loved sewing, collage, typography, embroidery and making things pretty. It led me going to college at Pratt Institute and and from there I worked every job imaginable till i found pre-press/graphic design where i am working currently. I hope to one day open up Brooklyn Craft the craft supply store in Brooklyn. A store that's like a craft fair every day. I love sailing and biking and this blog is all about what takes up most of my time, unless of course I am drinking at the bar.
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