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1  Experiment with papercutting in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by suzelijn on: October 15, 2012 07:33:34 AM
Some time ago I deceided to give papercutting a try (I usually embroider and cross-stitch). I started out with some patterns made by Elsa Mora but I soon wanted to try out one of my own drawings.

This is the result:

Cutting out the different parts was very relaxing actually:). I used a drawing, but most of the shapes in the hair are freehanded.

I then deceided to use the cut out parts for this tree:

All in all it was a nice experiment to try out, I think I have found myself a new hobby Cheesy. I have some mixed feelings about the end result though, because I had something a bit different in mind, but I guess I can live with it Wink. On to the next project, probably a drawing made by my sister  Smiley
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2  felt flower in Needlework: Completed Projects by suzelijn on: October 11, 2010 11:17:23 AM
Inspired by all the great work with felt and embroidery on this board I went out and tried it myself Smiley. I wanted to make a flower and for the top layer I used a template for a winter wreath that I found somewhere on http://www.purlbee.com. I then designed a larger flower and used that for the bottom layer. I didn't sew the flower to the fabric but directly used embroidery thread to attach the flower. Then I freestyled a bit with the curly 'border'.

I had great fun making this one and plan on making a similar one in a different colour real soon Smiley.
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3  embroidery of my drawing... in Needlework: Completed Projects by suzelijn on: June 07, 2010 04:30:11 AM
Some time ago I posted two cross-stitched pieces I did of one of my drawings:

I deceided to embroider the drawing as well Smiley.

Here's the piece framed. I don't have a pic without the frame so I'm sorry for the quality and flashlight reflected on the pic Wink

And this is a close-up. Again, apologies for the quality Wink

I used split stitch for the outlines of the hair and face and backstitch for the inside of the face and filling of the hair. It took me a few months but I really liked doing it. I framed the cross-stitched ones as well and am going to hang them on my living room wall soon Smiley

Thanks for looking Smiley
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4  for a wedding... in Needlework: Completed Projects by suzelijn on: April 07, 2010 06:41:10 AM
This is something I made at the end of last year (I haven't been able to post it sooner due to moving into a new appartment). I used a pattern by Andrea Zuill and altered it a bit. It was supposed to become a card for two of my friends who were getting married, but in the end I used it as a cover for a CD I gave them. Here it is:

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5  two cross-stitches taken from a drawing in Needlework: Completed Projects by suzelijn on: August 31, 2009 06:37:29 AM
A while ago I deceided to try and make my own pattern and then cross-stitch it. As a first project I took a drawing that I doodle all the time.

I used http://www.myphotostitch.com/ for this artwork:

And this one came from http://www.microrevolt.org/knitPro/index.php:

This is the drawing I used to create the patterns:

The actual patterns themselves are quite large. I deceided to only do a bit to see how they would turn out, I will be doing the full patterns at some time, but first I'm taking on some other projects.
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6  embroidery taken from a drawing in Needlework: Completed Projects by suzelijn on: July 25, 2009 02:23:39 AM
I mostly do cross-stitch but a while ago I decided to give embroidery a try. I wanted to surprise my sister (yet again Wink ) with embroidery and I chose to make a project out of one of her drawings. She doodles these "godesses" all the time and I really love them!

So, here's the finished project:

I framed the artwork but don't have pictures of that.

I used back-stitch only, since I am just a beginner, but I'm going to learn some new stitches so I can embroider some more.  It's not exactly like the drawing since I messed up sometimes, but I guess it's not really noticable.

It was really fun to do!
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7  Some cross-stitch / embroidery cards in Needlework: Completed Projects by suzelijn on: July 08, 2009 08:03:07 AM
Here are some cards I created recently.

Let's start with the one I finished today:

I made it for my sister Seneris so she has something decorative to put into her new dorm room. She picked out the colours, I chose the design.

This one I made for my mother for Mother's Day:

The gold thread was a bit difficult to handle, and if I could do it again I would've used different colours. But I'm fine with how it turned out Smiley

And then this one:

I like embroidering on paper very much! I improvised a bit with the picture, but it's based on how I draw flowers. I had fun working with backstitches and am going to do more of these in the future.

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8  some (framed) cross-stitch motifs in Needlework: Completed Projects by suzelijn on: June 17, 2009 06:04:56 AM

Here are some motifs I recently stitched up. I framed them and hung them on my bedroom wall, since it was still kind of empty since I first moved in (beginning of this year). I had fun making these Smiley
I found the designs and patterns on http://myauntsattic.web-log.nl/ , in case someone was wondering Wink

This was the first one! I used metallic thread, which was a bit difficult to work wiith but it was ok:

Then I made this one. I used a pattern but adjusted it and even freestyled a bit with it. It has a frame, but I haven't taken a picture of it yet:

And this one I finished last weekend. It's actually one half of a pattern:

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9  Bookmarks (sort of)... in Needlework: Completed Projects by suzelijn on: June 11, 2009 02:00:43 AM
I picked up cross-stitch again recently. I used to do it a lot when I was little and then I took on other hobby's and forgot about it, but some time ago I had more time on my hands and started again. And I liked it so much that I've made a bunch of stuff already.

So I want to show you some of the "bookmarks" I made!

This one I made for my sister, Seneris, on request:

This one I finished a few days ago:

And this one started out with the small pattern of the left but then I started with something else. It's a detail of a larger pattern for a pillow. I started with the fleur-de-lis and then it seemed to be getting bigger and more bookmark-ish Wink. This I also gave to my sister, who seems to like it as it is Smiley :

Please note as that I dont know how to sew (I know... bad Wink) these aren't 'finished'. But they were really fun to do Smiley

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