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« on: February 12, 2009 01:10:27 PM »

I swear, I do embroider on normal fabric objects sometimes!  Really!


It all started with my attempt to play with crayon tinting.  I tried it with the cake pattern from Sublime Stitching, and it worked fairly well, but then I was left with a bit of embroidered tea towel and no use for it.  Inspired by a recent recipe sharing meme, my tendency to scribble recipes from the internet onto index cards, and a friends' new apartment I decided to see if I could someone use the embroidery to decorate a notebook to hold recipes.  Finding a suitable notebook -- the right size and with a cover I could punch holes through -- was the most difficult part!  The cake turned out so cute that I made another one for myself, this time decorated with the "bitchin' in the kitchen" skull from Urban Threads.

Here are close ups of the stitching on the notebook I gave away:

And the one I kept:

I'm quite proud of the second one.  Part way through it I finally figured out how to make sharp angles with stem stitch or split stitch!  After several months of embroidering, you might think I would have worked it out, but I didn't.  The secret which I discovered was to use a single backstitch to make the angle, and then to switch back to the original stitch.  I got sharp corners and you can't tell that I switched stitches!
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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2009 01:30:03 PM »

These are terrific! Well done!
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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2009 06:13:24 PM »

the skull one is so rad! i'd love to have that for my kitchen!
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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2009 06:18:45 PM »

Cute! I love the skully one.
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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2009 05:30:43 AM »

Very cute!  I love the cake--yum!
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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2009 09:50:55 AM »

Where'd you end up finding notebooks that you could punch through?  I've had the same problem.  This is a great idea though!
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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2009 01:18:04 PM »

Where'd you end up finding notebooks that you could punch through?

Well, that was a bit challenging.  Wink  I found blank journals with very thick, rather hard cardboard covers in a local bookstore, and I was only able to punch through them with great difficulty using a push pin or thumb tack (I rested it on top of a folded up towel so I didn't stab myself).  I could only do one side of the square at a time, because it hurt my hand, but I was determined!  Next time I will try to find something a bit thinner. 
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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2009 05:43:44 PM »

Those are effing great! 

I've been compiling recipes to put in a binder for when my son goes to college in a few years, and you gave me a great idea for a cover!

Wonderful job!
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