You are so welcome JQadams- Thanks for all the inspiring work!
I FINALLY finished Fiberartsy's tea towel. I had a little issue with finding the right thing to stitch- At first I picked out a large drooling crazy dog design which is a original of my brothers, because of all the crazy cats and fish and bird action, but my husband told me that I shouldn't be the crazy lady who stuck the rabid dog on her towel, so had to start all over- thank goodness I have washable transfer paper, and my design lines came right out, with little effort! SO, I searched, and thought, and finally came up with two designs ( I'm not sure why I like to do two- I guess it tells a story?) SO~ The buffed up fish is an original design from one of the sets of tattoo flash my brother Ronnie has drawn up(who also happens to be the guest artist for Nov on Urban Threads!) , and the boxing kitty is from Hoop Love on flickr, and since fiberartsy's theme was no theme, and it ended up with a lot of cats and a fish and some birds, I thought that the cats won, but not with out a fight! LOL I hope she likes it!
Everyone's towels are looking amazing! I can't believe you guys are done! We still have a few rounds to go, so its not officially over yet! I'm showing what I've done to Sew!Amy's towel. Her theme was VW Buses or camping, and I found this coloring page of the bus from the movie Cars that I wanted to do. It has glow in the dark thread for the headlights, license plate, and the yin-yang symbol's white dot
This is my addition to cupcakeguru's halloween theme tea towel. I decided on two designs. The vampire is stitched in glow in the dark thread by DMC and is an Urban Threads design. The gravestone is a Sublime Stitching design, but I added another crack to it at the bottom, and added the flowers to the sides, and the 2009 TTTV under the RIP is also stitched with DMC glow in the dark thread.
OH I love the squirrel! My oh my does Glenda's zodiac towel look amazing! Love the crab! Great theme choice glenda!
I'm finally finished with fabricfriend's towel. She gave a few choices of themes- day of the dead stuff/kitschy religious/vintage sewing. Since I collect day of the dead stuff, I wanted to go with that, and after a few questions to fabricfriend, I decided to go with a day of the dead frida head. I've purchased many items from a friend of mine out of texas, with day of the dead related stuff he sells. I took this design from a few items I have bought, a mug, mouse pad, and light switch plate cover. I wanted to tint it but I just loved it how it was, so I opted out of color tinting. I did use DMC Lighted Effects Gold metallic thread for the earing's I hope she loves it! ( I'm seeing some faint pencil markings I need to go erase!)
I finally finished my towel! After two different attempts at the eyes- I finally got them the way I want them. So here is my Green Man- its an Urban Threads design. I got him while he was free for Earth Day.
This is an embroidery I have been wanting to do for some time now, and when I received my glow in the dark thread from SS, I knew I had to use it on my Zombie Hello Kitty! I also traced the design onto stabilizer that was ironed onto black fabric. I used the glow in the dark thread for the spider webs, and I also used it to wrap around the stem stitch I used for Hello Kitty's head, eyes, nose, arms, and legs, and her wound stitches. The glow in the dark thread is extremely hard to work with, and suggest using it like the way I did with her body and not the spider webs- that way your only wrapping your other stitches, and not using it to do the stitching. This design was an original design from my brother Ronnie at Flesh Gear @ Chicago. It was already a tattoo, but I turned it into an embroidery design with permission from Ronnie of coarse:-) You can see the original tattoo here http://www.fleshgeartattoo.com/ronnie/deadhellokitty.html
This is for a swap- for a lover of all things zombie AND hello kitty :-)
Thanks for looking and any questions and comments are welcome! XX
Hey there, I've long since posted pics of my works. This will be my first post with pics I believe in 4 YEARS! I hope you enjoy these lovely creatures as much as I enjoyed making them... The images are designs my brother who is an amazing artist in many ways- tattooing, airbrushing, and anything really this man can draw let me tell you. He works at at tattoo shop in the Chicago area, and these are designs he drew in one of his sets of flash I have. I stitched them up and tinted them with colored pencils. I'm going to frame them and give them to my brother Ronnie to display by his chair in his shop. He loves them. I do to! They were done in mostly back stitch for the bride, and stem stitch for Franky, but there are some french knots, satin stitches, and maybe a few others I'm forgetting. I also used metallic thread in both- green for Frankies chemical beaker, and silver for her eye shadow and streak.
So, what you do think? Thank you for checking them out! If you have any questions about them, feel free to ask!