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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: Finishing the back of a cross stitch? on: December 07, 2009 11:29:06 AM
Well... I would suggest you to try to get a neater back on your work. I have been cross stitching for almost 13 years and developed my own technique. I just looove to cross stitch tea towels. They come with an aida band on and all I need to do is grab a needle and floss and... ta da! No hoop needed! Take a look at a b-day gift I offered to a Portuguese friend of mine:





I can teach you... Its quite simple!  Wink

For the pieces you have already stitched, I would suggest you to Google for finishings... There are such neat ideas out there! I suggest you to take a look here:
http://focusonfinishing.blogspot.com/

Hugs from sunny Brazil!

2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: Cross stitching without squares on fabric on: December 07, 2009 10:30:19 AM
I dont really like using waste canvas... Sad
Just my humble opinion, but the XXX dont come out as neat and nice as on Aida or linnen.
My suggestion would be: work on a band of Aida or linnen and then sew it on the tea towel. It will guarantee you a neat finish, and will aloow you to stich very intrincate designs, as nobody will see the back part of it. Yoou can add laces, rik raks, bias, etc... as you please.
Dont forget to show us the final result! Wink
Wishing you the best of luck!
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / OC area needleework shops? on: December 07, 2009 10:24:18 AM
 Hi!
I'm a completely nuts about cross stitch Brazilian girl about to move (prob.Feb.2010) to the OC area.
While waiting for the last things to be ready for me to take my plane, I'd like to know about the cross stitch scenario there.Shops I MUST check (specially the smaller ones), craft fairs, stitch & bitch groups, etc...
I'm also learning how to sew, so anything related would be interesting too. I'd love to take a few classes.
I have posted this topic at the city guides section of Crafster, but no answers so far, so I thought I should give it a try here too.
Willing to make some friends at my about to be new home.  Grin
Anybody there who can help me? Thanks everyone!
Big hug!
ps:if this is not the right place to post it, plz, let me know, so I can remove it. Also, if its the case, could you plz point me the right place to get what I am looking for?
4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help! Tea towel finishing? on: December 07, 2009 10:07:36 AM
I would stitch on a band of fabric and then sew it to a tea towel. No way anyone would see the back part of it (feel free to mess it as much as you please! LOL) neither you would have any unravel/shred incident as time passes by.
Take a look at this girl's work: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lilabordados/
She is a friend of mine and had already finished a few pieces for me. We are both in Brazil, tho...
I cross stitch for the past almost 13 years and have  a pretty neat back on all my pieces. You can see it here:






Can teach you easily if you want me to.  Smiley
5  California / California: South / OC area needleework shops? on: December 07, 2009 09:41:51 AM
 Hi!
I'm a completely nuts about cross stitch Brazilian girl about to move (prob.Feb.2010) to the OC area. Wink
While waiting for the last things to be ready for me to take my plane, I'd like to know about the cross stitch scenario there.Shops I MUST check (specially the smaller ones), craft fairs, stitch & bitch groups, etc...
I'm also learning how to sew, so anything related would be interesting too. I'd love to take a few classes.
Anybody there who can help me? Thanks everyone!
Big hug!
6  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Flight of the Conchords Tea Towels on: October 05, 2008 06:00:13 AM
The messages are really cool. I like them!  Wink
7  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: My Pretty Poppet - UPDATE! PM me for pattern on: August 14, 2007 05:29:32 PM
What I like the most about that doll is that she is not blond... Grin
I  look like her, tan skin and curly , dark, loooooong hair, with honey color eyes.I can make a mini-me!!!!!! Shocked
Thank you Carrie!You are awesome! Kiss
8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: My Pretty Poppet - lotsa pictures *NEW PICS* I can't stop!!! on: August 11, 2007 04:27:39 PM
Girl! I am so in! Consider me your #1 pupil! Wink
here: janainarogerio2@gmail.com
Thank you!
9  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Owl mascot on: August 11, 2007 06:15:57 AM
Oh my God! Its lovely! Congrats! Smiley
Where is the tutorial? I am new here. Would like to try something like that owl...
10  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: My Pretty Poppet - lotsa pictures *NEW PICS* I can't stop!!! on: August 11, 2007 06:13:24 AM
Is there any tiny, micro , smallest chance this doll can become a tutorial or a class project or something like that?! Roll Eyes Because she is just adorable! I have never tried to make a doll before, but I would give it a try for this one here! Wink
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