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Topic: Embroidered and hand sewn hussif (housewife)  (Read 12344 times)
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« Reply #40 on: June 12, 2007 07:37:35 PM »

Not only is it beautiful, but also useful.  I love it!
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« Reply #41 on: June 13, 2007 08:11:08 PM »

WOW.  I was planning on making a housewife but the pattern I had was MUCH smaller.  I am going to have to re think things now...with that many pocket I really can do all of my favorite flowers.
Did you use a pattern or have an inspiration piece for size?
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« Reply #42 on: June 14, 2007 05:35:15 AM »

I first saw a hussif in Quilting Arts Magazine quite a while back but was not interested in making one at that time.  Then recently I was looking at different things on the internet and came across a lady who had made one and she said the finished size was 25" by 7 and 1/2".  I thought this seemed awful big.  But I got out some paper and folded it and sure enough it was a good size.  She was right.  So I just started figuring out the different things I would want in it and designing the pockets.  I choose the pocket sizes first but decided on the embroidery as I went along.
Originally the housewife was from the Victorian Era and made of silk.  A lot of the ones I see on the internet are made of silk and do not have much embroidery.  They have lace and such sewed on.  I liked this one made by a Japanese lady and sorta used hers as inspiration, although I used much brighter colors and more embroidery.
Here is the link to her blog.  If you scroll down you will find her hussif:
http://hideko-windfromtheeast.blogspot.com/search/label/Kimono%20and%20Japanese%20Cultures
Here are a few other web addresses for inspiration:
http://creativeribbons.blogspot.com/search/label/My%20Hussif
http://www.cqmagonline.com/vol03iss04/articles/375/index.shtml
http://www.cqmagonline.com/vol03iss02/articles/art255/index.shtml

I hope these give you some inspiration!  These are lots of fun to make and take along with you!
Have a very Blessed Day!
Diane
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« Reply #43 on: June 14, 2007 07:57:34 AM »

great idea...and you did an outstanding job! i love it!
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« Reply #44 on: June 22, 2007 04:56:02 AM »

wow! you've got talent!  I love how many different stitches that you used.  And it's a really cool idea too.  and the colours are so pretty!
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« Reply #45 on: June 23, 2007 06:16:38 PM »

OH yeah I definitely "THis ROCKS!" this. I LOVE it. Your embroidery is AMAZING and so colourful. I'm totally going to make one of these when I have more time (Getting hitched in less than a month!). You've totally inspired me. I love how you use so many types of stitches too it almost acts like a little stitch dictionary too. LOVE LOVE LOOOOOOVE IT!
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« Reply #46 on: June 23, 2007 06:29:38 PM »

I hope you don't mind, craftydiane, if this inspires me to get thinking! And also if its fine, I'd like to email this to my mom. Your idea is so nice, and so they're not "look alikes" I was thinking maybe of making one my way  Smiley I've thought about making something like that, but never knew how to go about doing it, thanks again! Soon as I get materials stocked up and start making things, I'll definitely start posting the pics! My first fete is a quilt!
   Candreya
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« Reply #47 on: June 24, 2007 09:20:42 PM »

I love it, it's so bright and make you feel ooey gooey inside
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« Reply #48 on: June 25, 2007 08:59:18 AM »

It's so beautiful!
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« Reply #49 on: June 26, 2007 11:03:23 AM »

That is an absolute work of art!! I'm very impressed with your skills. Just beautiful.
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