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21  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: Embroidery stitch book? on: October 23, 2010 05:33:32 PM
I love my copy of "The Complete Guide to Embroidery Stitches" compiled by Reader's Digest.
22  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Pleated Tigers on: September 17, 2010 11:11:04 PM
Daneisha, shout out from the bottom left hand corner of the boot shaped state of Louisiana!
Go Tigers!
23  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: Planes and embroidery?? on: September 16, 2010 08:54:44 PM
Thanks Craftster Chicksters!
Glad you noticed and commented. 
Happy to be out of jury duty and
pleased to get some embroidery done on Uncle Sam's dime,
I am,
Skitzo Leezra
24  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: Planes and embroidery?? on: September 15, 2010 06:56:16 PM
To respectfully disagree, sometimes scissors (no matter how small) are a problem and sometimes not.  It depends on the level of intelligence of the security officer.  Just yesterday, I was told to return my tiny embroidery scissors to my vehicle after the courthouse X-ray scanner detected them.  Today, my bag included the following tool.   

This is what you stitching travelers (and parents of curious/behavioral deficient children) need.
It is a thread cutting tool disguised as a flower pendant.  There are tiny little sharp metal incisions between each petal. 
PLEASE, for the love of Craftster and your needle sisters don't feel the need to explain the cutting feature to the weak minded security folk.  They hear "cutter" and think "terrorist" no matter how innocuously crafty you may appear and they really hate hearing how you circumvented their thriving scissor confiscation conspiracy. 
Instead, attach the tool/pendant onto a ribbon and cut thread at high altitudes to your heart's delight. 
Available at most craft and fabric stores. 

Here's a link http://www.clover-usa.com/product/0/455/_/Thread_Cutter_Pendant_%28Antique_Gold%29
You're welcome.
 Wink
25  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: postage stamps on: September 04, 2010 09:21:03 PM

Had a whole hunk of postage stamps and decoupaged them to a not-so-wonderful table top. 
See my blog for hardly any more detail. 

http://skitzoleezrastudio.blogspot.com/search/label/postage%20stamp
26  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Custom "Handmade by..." labels? on: August 31, 2010 06:28:52 PM
Etsy!
I've ordered two different styles from "Jennifer's Jewels" and super happy with her creativity, communication and response time.
Here's a link
http://www.etsy.com/shop/JennifersJewels
27  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Our animals have no faces! on: August 23, 2010 05:31:36 PM
Many thanks!
28  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Our animals have no faces! on: August 22, 2010 02:45:06 AM


Not quite as gruesome as the "Dumb and Dumber" situation of headless pets, my stitched doe a deer a female deer, her fawn, and its baby daddy Buck have no faces. 
What started out as laziness became quite desirable in its abstractness. 
And yes, you can remove iron-on transfer markings.
More detail on my blog entry Buck Face!

http://skitzoleezrastudio.blogspot.com/2010/08/buck-face.html
29  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: classy as f#@! -- cocktail napkins on: August 22, 2010 02:12:52 AM
I'm a big fan of swear words but especially love your use of "Boozer".  Thinking of copying your idea and including "Lush" and "Gin Head".
Thanks for sharing!
30  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: Is this done? Suggestions needed! on: August 20, 2010 07:57:30 PM
Love your work!
Yes, you're finished with it.  
In my hardly ever humble opinion, I vote no border + framed with barely a border of fabric much like you've cropped the photo.  How about a narrow black frame so the thread colors "pop"?
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