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1  Hunting embroidery in Needlework: Discussion and Questions by Faesissa on: December 04, 2013 01:23:04 PM
This is the first challenge I've ever participated in so I threw myself into it and came out with a piece that I quite like!



I went with watercolours to tint the fabric as I've suddenly lost my crayons but they were my immediate thought as to what I should do to add colour without going over the top with my satin stitch or long and short stitch. Most of it is back stitch using either two threads for outlining or one for the delicacy I thought was needed inside the main outlines.








The other option for the title was I'm astag-ded
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2  Comic Book Hair Accessories in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Faesissa on: July 04, 2012 02:53:56 PM
These were made for my prom. They are made from these origami instructions.
The big one used 6" by 6" paper and the small ones used 3" by 3". I made the big one and then realised that it would look too weird in my hair so I went with too smaller ones. A bobby pin is hot glued to all of them in one of the joining gaps.





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3  My Comic Book Prom Dress in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Faesissa on: July 04, 2012 01:02:37 PM
I wanted to be different for my prom. So I was. It's a two part dress based off the pattern 6457 from New Look which I purchased in America on a school trip. By two part I mean there's a fabric dress and the comic book skirt is separate and went on over the head.

This project took about a week of on and off sewing, one hand sewing needle that broke, 4 comic books, sticky back plastic and a hole in my thumb. Because I don't like to use thimbles. It was a labour of love between my mum and it didn't even last 4 hours. Machine stitching does not like to stay in with this, let me tell you. Anyway, photos! (More photos may come later from the professional photographer they had)

This was before any damage and alterations I made to the skirt to make it more flattering.



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4  Comic Book Prom Shoes in Shoes: Completed Projects by Faesissa on: July 04, 2012 12:29:15 PM
I felt I needed to leave school being extraordinary out of everyone else and giving everyone something to remember about me. To do this, I used prom in order to create something I've wanted for a long time - comic book shoes. This relates to my outfit which used comics to accessorise it and 'add interest' as my textiles teacher would say.

I originally wanted a covered toe shoe with no awkward bits to cut around. So my mum bought me peep toe shoes with windows that were awkward to cut around. They also ended up being too big for my feet but we solved that with gel cushions and heel cushions.







Before:
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5  'Some people say' Ironman embroidery in Needlework: Completed Projects by Faesissa on: June 07, 2012 04:02:52 AM
This is half of a present for a friend of mine who has a birthday in a month (I actually finished a present for someone BEFORE their birthday!).

This friend is severely addicted to the Avengers so I asked her who her favourite character was which is a tie between Loki and Ironman (Loki is the second part of the present). I got the idea of using the quote 'Some people say the best weapon is one you never have to fire. I prefer the weapon you only have to fire once. That's how dad did it, that's how America does it' as it ties in all of my own personal thoughts about Tony Stark.

The only stitches used for this were satin stitch and back stitch. The satin stitch is used in many different angles which help to create depth (via the light) to the embroidery without needing to change colour.

Various in progress pictures:





I'm not completely happy with how the hoopless binding (tutorial I used) ended up looking but I'm sure my friend will appreciate it anyway.
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6  Mint Grace Baby Blanket in Crochet: Completed Projects by Faesissa on: December 29, 2011 12:02:15 PM
This is for the newest addition to my extended family and was started before we knew the gender so I went with the colours of white and a mint green. At the time I was not very comfortable with any other stitch except single crochet so it's a very simple looking blanket.


And the different textures

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7  Slouchy Hat in Crochet: Completed Projects by Faesissa on: September 04, 2011 02:52:24 AM
This hat was quite a lot of firsts for me. The first time I crocheted in the round, first time I used double crochet and it worked. Also the first time making a hat and wearing a hat.






I used this pattern a size 5.5mm hook and Sirdar supersoft aran wool.
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8  Embroidered Tetris Heart Cushion in Needlework: Completed Projects by Faesissa on: August 26, 2011 07:16:28 AM
I started making this last November for my friend's birthday. It has taken me 8 months on and off but it's finally finished. It was inspired by other needlework pieces I'd seen on craftster like this. It was done with back stitch, satin stitch, stem stitch and a little bit of blanket stitching around the edges of the cushion to hold it together.
The completed front


And some close ups of the stitching


It's a good thing we're close friends and she loves tetris otherwise she might think it's creepy  Wink
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9  My first foray into the world of jam making in Recipes and Cooking Tips by Faesissa on: July 25, 2011 10:06:47 AM
The crab apple tree in my garden has just produced its first fruit of the season and this year, instead of having to waste it, I decided to try making crab apple jelly with it. It feels like it could be addictive to make and it would be really nice to use up all the glass jars I hoard away.




So far I've only made one 500g jar, but I really hope as my fruit trees and brambles produce fruit, I'll be able to make more jam.
I used this recipe http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/7661/crab-apple-jelly
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10  Rainbow Scarf in Crochet: Completed Projects by Faesissa on: July 21, 2011 12:47:28 PM
My second attempt at a crochet scarf done in single crochet. This is a birthday present for a friend of mine. Normally I craft her something for her birthday and it's always late. This year, I started well in advance as her birthday is in November.



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