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: If you see a project that you think is awesome and deserves to be a featured project, you can click the THIS ROCKS button to nominate it!
Total Members: 302,012
Currently Running With Scissors:
376 Guests and 5 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

  Show Posts
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 13
1  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Post your CRAFTY Tattoos! on: July 01, 2015 01:55:57 PM
I got my crafty tattoo in May 2015. It is based on a cross stitch sampler that I created (heavily inspired by Julie Jackson's designs for Subversive Cross Stitch) and made from lyrics from my favorite Mighty Mighty Bosstones song.

I had originally wanted to get it all done in tiny X's but based on the size/location and the in-depth conversation that I had with my tattoo artist, he recommended that we use tiny squares instead (which will feather less, fade less, etc.) which I am just as pleased with. The finished size is just shy of 4 inches tall and about 5 inches wide, which is the approximate size of the original sampler that I made (I think that's 30 ct aida cloth - a real eyeball strainer!).



2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Embroidered Easter Eggs on: April 06, 2011 10:14:04 AM
I love this idea, but I am way more impressed by how thoughtfully you decided to use the eggs! Your friends are very lucky to have you  Wink

Thank you so much. I hang around with some pretty cool embroiderers.  Cool
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: bridal hankie on: April 06, 2011 10:07:11 AM
Thank you, Kittykill! I tried to be very careful with the stitching, so that it would look as uniform as possible. I even bought some extra tiny needles (they're about an inch and a half long and slightly thicker than a beading needle) to work with, so that there wouldn't be big holes in the fabric - which can sometimes be a problem with these low-weave, inexpensive fabrics.
4  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Baby Mobile: Pirates and Parrots on: April 06, 2011 10:04:38 AM
Thank you so much! These were fun to make, except that my kitten was disappointed that it wasn't for him. He had such high hopes...  Wink
5  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: bridal hankie on: April 05, 2011 01:54:23 PM
Thank you! All credit for the design goes to the invitation; I'm lucky I just could copy it! Cheesy
6  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Embroidered Easter Eggs on: April 05, 2011 01:53:05 PM
how many broke before this worked out? just curious, because you said that the plastic was liable to break, and i'm usually not as gentle as i should be, and want to see if this would be a do-able thing for me Smiley and i love the little frog one (i'd jump for joy to see that little guy in my easter basket!!!)

Fortunately, I only broke one. I had originally envisioned these as being covered with an all-over cross stitch design, but when I laid out the grid, I realized it was weakening the plastic too much and I got a couple of cracks. It was salvageable, but I was afraid the cracks in the plastic would ruin the thread when I started to embroider.

Great Idea. What if you heated the needle first- before piercing the egg

This might work, if you have a heat tool, like for wood burning? Just keep in mind, that you'll need a well-ventilated area so that you don't breathe in plastic fumes.  Shocked
7  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Baby Mobile: Pirates and Parrots on: April 05, 2011 11:25:37 AM
My friends are having a baby (any day now!) and they are both fans of Disneyland, which led to a debate over the nursery theme: Pirates of the Caribbean or Enchanted Tiki Room? They met a compromise by choosing "pirates and parrots" which gives everyone the best of both worlds.

I made them a themed baby mobile with plush toys attached. The hoop is 8" and the plush dangly bits are about 3" wide for the pirates and 3" tall for the parrots. I used a thick satin, variegated floss for the 'string' and covered the hoop in a Jolly Roger print fabric, attached with fabric glue.

I used "safety eyes" for each character (including the skull on the Captain's hat), just in case the baby takes a bite, but what I didn't account for was the thickness of the "safety" part of the eye behind the fabric. It made the parrots a bit wall-eyed. Oops! Fortunately, they prefer to hang with a side view (as they are intended to be seen).


Pirates & Parrots mobile by giddygirlie, on Flickr


Pirates & Parrots mobile by giddygirlie, on Flickr


Pirates & Parrots mobile by giddygirlie, on Flickr


Pirates & Parrots mobile by giddygirlie, on Flickr
8  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / bridal hankie on: April 05, 2011 10:54:49 AM
My cousin is getting married in a couple of weeks and I wanted to send her a little pre-wedding gift. I decided on a handkerchief and I kept saying "hankie" which made me think of "blankie" which was her name for her childhood security blanket. It was yellow gingham and had a ruffled trim on it.

Her wedding invitations also had yellow, so I decided to make her a "hankie that looks like blankie" and embroider it with the same motif that she used on her invitations.

I bought some yellow gingham and embroidered directly onto it, then backed it with yellow linen. The trim is a ruffled ribbon. I ended up finishing the corners after I photographed it (I was going to leave them loose, but at the last minute had a change of heart), so the final product is slightly different than shown here. It's 100% hand embroidered and hand sewn (no sewing machine).


bridal hankie by giddygirlie, on Flickr


bridal hankie by giddygirlie, on Flickr


bridal hankie by giddygirlie, on Flickr
9  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Robin (dc comics) on: April 05, 2011 10:47:36 AM
This is awesome. Not just because I have an affinity for Robin, but you did a great job! Embroidering on denim can be tricky, let alone working inside a garment that's already been sewn!! Good job!
10  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Embroidered Easter Eggs on: April 05, 2011 10:44:45 AM
It's that time of year again, but I decided to ditch the vinegar and dyes and embroider my eggs! I started with jumbo sized plastic eggs and I carefully poked the holes that I would later embroider through. Because the plastic is actually pretty weak and liable to crack, poking the holes was a slow process. Next time, I'm going to try a very fine point drill bit (I was using a needle-sized hole poker).

After the holes were in place, I embroidered the design on to the egg using a beading needle.

Inside each egg is a cross stitch kit, including patterns, cloth, and coordinated floss and on the outside of each egg is tied a hoop to display the finished work. I think these will be fun gifts for my embroidery friends, who can spend the day stitching something new while the kids hunt for eggs and eat too much candy. Smiley


Hand Embroidered Egg by giddygirlie, on Flickr


hand embroidered egg by giddygirlie, on Flickr


Hand Embroidered Egg by giddygirlie, on Flickr


Hand Embroidered Egg by giddygirlie, on Flickr


Hand Embroidered Egg by giddygirlie, on Flickr


Hand Embroidered Egg by giddygirlie, on Flickr
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 13


FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Windmill Post Processing
Color Range in Photoshop
How to Use Fit Image in Photoshop
Removing Pimples and Wrinkles in Photoshop
Adding Subtle Colors to a Black and White Image in Lightroom
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Patriotic Planter
Summertime Sweetness: Fruit Salsa & Cinnamon Chips
Fire Up the Grill: Jerk Steak

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 ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.