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« on: September 26, 2006 03:36:39 PM »

I FINALLY finished an embroidery project!!!  I bought this t-shirt at Old Navy and put the drums from the Rock and Roll pattern set on it!

My dad, brother (her daddy), and now my year and a half old niece all play the drums so it is perfect for her! I used 100% metallic thread! It is SOOOO sparkly! Perfect for a little girl drummer!

The t-shirt


A close up of the drums:


I think this might be my favorite embroidery project so far!

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Here she is drumming in her drumming shirt!






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« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2006 03:44:05 PM »

Pinky, I love it!!! Way to go! A whole project in such reportedly difficult floss is quite an undertaking. Your niece will love it! I think what I love the most is the embroidery detail is very rock (thread choice, colors, and of course design) but the shirt is perfectly girly, what a great combo!
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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2006 08:27:31 PM »

pinkyk--nice to see this done up!!  It is a very versatile pattern--so adorable for your niece and so nicely done.  Hopefully as she grows, you can convert it to a patch for her for someday!! Beautiful...

I would love to put this on something for my hubby, who is also a drummer and drum teacher!! Now that I have seen it, I am getting some ideas--thanks!!
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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2006 03:55:54 AM »

pinkyk--nice to see this done up!!  It is a very versatile pattern--so adorable for your niece and so nicely done.  Hopefully as she grows, you can convert it to a patch for her for someday!! Beautiful...

I would love to put this on something for my hubby, who is also a drummer and drum teacher!! Now that I have seen it, I am getting some ideas--thanks!!

How about on a jean jacket?  I'm also in the process of embroidering on a jean jacket for my niece and on jean jackets for her two dogs! When I'm done they will look like a little motorcycle gang! An extremely cute non-threatening gang! hehehhehehehe
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« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2006 06:10:08 AM »

so cute! 
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« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2006 12:02:28 PM »

Thank you all so much!

One interesting tid bit...
This is the only project so far that I have put a backing on.  The metallic thread is just so itchy for that little belly of hers!

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« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2006 02:43:32 PM »

LOVE that! metallic seems perfect for that pattern, except i would never have thought of it, of course. And was it hard to work with? i've only used regular floss.

Pinky, I can't believe how much you get done -- and all so beautifully, too. Your niece is lucky! Can hardly wait to see her jacket and the ones you're making for the dogs.

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« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2006 05:36:12 PM »

Aw shucks....thanks!  I really don't get much done.  Actually....true confession time....I have been working on the jean jackets for SOOO long that I had to buy a bigger size for my niece! She out grew the 12 month size I bought....BEFORE she was born!

I also finished two tea towels one for my mom using the kitchen designs and one for my sister using the raven from the gothic granduer.  On the raven I put "Quoth the raven nevermore" around it.  It is done in black (of course) on a purple towel. I forgot to take pictures of them.  I asked my sister to send me pictures of her towel so I can post them.  I had been working on these for MONTHS.  The one for my mom was supposed to be for Mother's Day!  Embarrassed

I tend to get embroidery done when I travel.  It is great for waiting around! I have also banned myself from swaps for a while. I have waaaay too many WIPs!

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« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2006 07:04:26 AM »

You know--I often wonder what people do when they embroider clothing items that might get small or worn out--I mean a lot of work goes into doing hand work like that--I am guessing that they can be cut out and made into appliques, but I am not sure how that is done...

I found some awesome tea towels at a flea market that I know took the woman who did it months to embroider--the fabric is pretty stained and worn out but the embroidery is just too beautiful to throw out!

What do you guys do? Any ideas?  I would love to preserve more of these items and make them useable instead of just letting them sit in a box for no one to enjoy...
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« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2006 09:12:04 AM »

You could make them into a quilt....
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