Hello Cross Stitchers, Made a whole mess of tree motif cross stitch ornaments with 2 pieces of aida cloth. The reverse side is stitched with the year and receiver's name. Using a running stitch and embroidery floss, the two pieces of fabric were sewn together. Fiberfill was pushed into the "pillow" before the running stitch was knotted. Take a look at the different edge treatments: fringed, pinked and blanket stitched. They were super easy, super economical and super fast. (Just like ______.) More on my blog.. http://skitzoleezrastudio.blogspot.com/2008/12/cross-stitch-christmas-ornaments.html
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
I drew an outline of a Black Labrador Retriever on paper, traced it with Sulky transfer pen and ironed it on a cotton fabric. Stitched the outline in backstitch and used the split stitch on green collar. French knot eye. Attached the fabric to tea towel with machine stitching and frayed the border. The image was too bland so I shaded it with a color pencil then ironed it to set the color.
My volunteer group will have a child-sized pool of beans at an activity fair but we hate to think of tossing the beans afterward so hoping you wonderful Craftsters will suggest some good ideas. Considering small sewn bean-filled toss bags but not sure if they beans will decompose or be okay? Please help us with some alternate uses! Many thanks in advance!
Wondered if the heavy cat food bags could be sewn in to totes like those juice bags. Yep, it works! The wallet above was cut and edged with bias tape. Eeeeeee-Z! Tote bag below is lined and has men's necktie recycled for strap.
The messenger bag is lined and includes a belt buckle to weigh down the flap plus a necktie strap.
The vintage necktie was so broad that it could be folded over on itself to form a phone pocket.
Hello Craftsters! I purchased a few vintage ink stamps at a flea market but instead of being the rubber stamps most crafters use, they are metal mounted on wood, perhaps used for printing? When I use ink and stamp on paper, the image isn't clear no matter the type of ink. Do printer stamps work as craft stamps or is machine pressure required? Many thanks for your brainpower and consideration! Skitzo Leezra