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Mellifluous
« on: September 26, 2008 07:30:40 PM »

I did these for a Halloween swap. My partner received her package today so I think it's safe to post.

First up is my first attempt at crayon tinting and my first embroidery piece in 30 years. I kind of gave up on embroidery once I discovered cross stitching. Anyway, here it is. I made a photo album cover. The letters are some plastic ones I found at Michael's, the spider is done with acrylic paint.



And here is a trivet. The skull is cross stitched with a simple spider patterned cloth background:



If only my photography skills matched my needlework skills.  Cheesy

Whatcha all think?
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micheleleigh
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2008 08:07:20 PM »

i think your stuff looks great! i really like the checkered hat on the album cover. and the spider fabric on the cross stitched piece.Smiley
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Mellifluous
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2008 09:15:39 PM »

Oh, I was so in hopes you'd comment. Thanks so much! The swap was for "vintage" Halloween and I had a hard time finding an image that lent itself to embroidery. I wanted to try the crayon tinting but it didn't come out quite as well as I'd hoped. Still, I think it looks pretty good overall.

The spider cloth is fun. I don't sew so I have no use for it really, but I liked the pattern and thought it would make a nice accent for the skull, which I thought was a cool looking pattern.
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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2008 04:51:32 PM »

I love the skull cross stitch. Very creepy and cute.
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