A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Fanatic Friends of Craftster now have the ability to disable ads on Craftster! Read more here.
Total Members: 302,550
Currently Running With Scissors:
824 Guests and 35 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

  Show Topics
Pages: 1 [2]
11  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Pink Winged Heart Ornament - A Token of Love on: May 08, 2009 07:11:32 AM
I regularly give out hearts like these to people around me as gifts and tokens of appreciation. I have only made two with wings but I love them the most. The wings are finished first and the stitching makes them curl up a bit. I have chosen an off-white stitch to give them a bit more interest. The next wing set one I will embroider with feathers.

This is the third heart I have sent to someone I care about very much. When I sent it I was also quite frustrated with him for a few reasons and I couldn't figure out what to write on the card. The sentiment on the heart is true, anything else 'positive' would have seemed fake at that moment. Two days later I sort of broke up with him... Let's just say 'we are on a break'! We'll see the reception it gets next week.

12  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Inspired by Mexico: Dia Del Muerto Skull & Religious Milagros Heart Ornaments on: May 08, 2009 06:59:01 AM
These two pieces are improvised embroidery on felt forms. I will usually cut out a bunch of hearts, birds or other forms and take them with me in a carrier I made for my embroidered pieces. This keeps my projects safe and tidy while I go about my day and have to wait in certain places. They are not finished, they need to be stuffed but the result is similar. I cannot find my batting so so much for being organized!

I made this while catching up on this season's BONES Smiley

13  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Embroidered Badges with Hearts on: May 07, 2009 01:48:45 PM


I have made a few embroidered badges. They are 1.5 to 2 inches across. The designs are improvised and were done while 'on the go' (I love small portable projects.)

The base for these is 14 count Aida cloth. I want to make scout merit badges for completely silly things but I am disappointed by my borders. They look better in person but are still crooked. In my next attempt I am putting fusible interfacing on the top of the Aida cloth to make it smoother and help when folding the border. The biggest problem is the rounded corners where I get a bunch of Aida cloth bits poking through my edging.

Right now I am working on a design based on Mexican Loteria. I chose 'La Bota' because I had an old cowboy boot windows icon to work from.


Mexican Loteria La Bota (Boot) Pattern

I have a tutorial on my blog on how to make a pattern from a 32x32 Windows icon. http://tinyurl.com/ddsr68 there are plenty of small 32x32 icons that can be found on the web and used as inspiration for cross-stitching. Some of the cutest ones, including licensed characters can be found at Icon Factory http://iconfactory.com/freeware/icon?page=69 (Queued to the oldest icons from 12 years ago . Work you way back! I had a lot of fun working on Cartman.

Pages: 1 [2]


only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Do Big Hair Right
How to Degrease Oily Hair Naturally
How to Deep Condition Curly Hair
How to Deal with Winter Hair
How to Cut a Boy’s Hair
Latest Blog Articles
Spotlight on: Book Making & Binding
@Home This Weekend: Magical Fairy Garden
DIY Summer

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.