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oranginaqueen
« Reply #180 on: August 19, 2011 09:28:53 AM »

Yeah, I don't even know where to start on the awesomeness of these appliques! These are fantastic!  Love them. Grin
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« Reply #181 on: September 04, 2011 05:57:36 PM »

these are so adorable!!!!!  normally i despise ewoks, but you managed to make wicket look sooo adorable!  great job Smiley
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« Reply #182 on: October 02, 2011 04:24:22 PM »

I need to show these to the Star Wars geek in my life, they rock!
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« Reply #183 on: October 05, 2011 04:51:50 PM »

I can not get over the fact that ChameleonHound just recently picked up a needle and some floss! She is a natural and I just lover her outgoing attitude. Let's find out more about her and this super awesome piece.





Tell me a little bit about the piece

This embroidery was the first one I ever started, and thanks to swap deadlines for another one, the second one I finished. It probably would have been the first one done if filling in the orange on Hobbes hadn't been so daunting. Back when I kept telling myself that I needed to try embroidering something, I pointed to the header on the Sunday comics and said "...and THAT'S what I'm going to make, as soon as I learn how". I love the comics, especially Calvin and Hobbes.


Tell me a little bit about yourself

Hmm, well I've always loved crafting little bits here and there, but when I went to college I met thelastkodama, and she and I started bouncing ideas off each other and sharing how to do the different crafts we each did. She introduced me to Craftster, and ever since I've been going crazy trying out as many crafts as possible. I've since graduated from school, and found that one of the fringe benefits of currently being unemployed is that I have lots of time for crafting.

How did you get into stitching/embroidery?

I hadn't really paid attention to it, since I had really only seen the country kitsch cross-stitches that I found kind of cheesy. Then I started to see the amazing work all the talented people on Craftster were doing with topics that I found lots more appealing, and I got interested. Finally, a few months ago, thelastkodama showed me how to do a number of different stitches and I went from there.

What's your next project?
Not sure yet, but I've been thinking of continuing on the comics theme. I might do an embroidered scene from Buckles or a Gary Larson comic, or I might just skip all that and do something completely new.

What are some words of advice for newbies?
First of all, it's not as hard as it looks. Just try it already! (I wish someone had told me that sooner). Secondly, I've found a lot of materials at the thrift store for really cheap. Hoops are about 50c apiece at my local thrift store, and I just got a huge bag of embroidery floss for $2, and all I had to do was a bit of untangling. So grab a hoop, some scrap fabric, and that floss that's been kicking around, and go for it!


If you want to see step-by-step images, check out her original post.
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=390353.msg4621422#msg4621422
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« Reply #184 on: October 06, 2011 08:13:47 AM »

Wow! I'd thought about trying some embroidery but wasn't so sure I could do it... This is really inspirational! I think I'll have a go! Next time I stop at the store I'll be sure to pick up some supplies!
Thanks for the awesome post! And congrats ChameleonHound for the featured project! Smiley
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« Reply #185 on: October 30, 2011 08:26:02 PM »

That's such a fantastic project! Looking forward to seeing more from you Smiley
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« Reply #186 on: November 11, 2011 03:32:23 AM »

faces are so difficult - I'm amazed at how well done the expressions turned out. I have wall space available if you are looking for somewhere to hang this.
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« Reply #187 on: December 02, 2011 10:21:12 AM »

When I saw LimeRiot's panta, I giggled like a school girl. For a lot of us old timers, a panta was a knitted head scarf that was hot back in the early days of Craftster. I believe I love this panta even more. Let's find out about this adorable project and its creator.






Tell us about the project.
The origin of the Panta dates back generations and is quite sacred okay, maybe not. It actually started when Troublet was talking about making a panta, which apparently is a knit or crochet headband. At the time, I didnt know the word and I happened to be in the holiday spirit so my mind instantly jumped to a Panda in a Santa suit. I raced home from work and stitched up my version of the Panta the same day. The candy cane bamboo idea was Troublets!

Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I live in Seattle with the man of my dreams and our pack of fuzzy dog babies. We love entertaining and trying new restaurants and bars, especially dog friendly establishments! I spend as much time as I can crafting and attempting to learn new things. When I'm spending a little too much time in the craft room, my furry kids will usually tell me by eating one of my projects  Smiley.

Is it hard to work with felt?
Not at all! Its a great way to make a quick and colorful project. Hate satin stitching? Me too. Try filling in a big space with felt instead!!


What advice would you give newbies?

Using a nice wool or wool-blend felt is worth the extra pennies. The colors are fantastic and its much easier to work with than standard craft felt.

Check out Aranzi Aronzo books for felty inspiration. Cute Stuff and The Cuter Book are two of my favorites.

If youre going to stamp your work, use a permanent inkpad like StayzOn to avoid smudges. Stamp your fabric first and then stitch so you dont ruin the whole piece if you flub the stamping.

What's next for you in the stitchy world?
With the recent release of the new Marcel the Shell video, Im inspired to stitch up Marcel and one of his adorable quotes.

Bonus Question! I think your dogs need an adoptive Aunt Kittykill, wouldn't your agree? Wink
I absolutely agree!! Opie has been hinting that hed really like to meet Lola. I think shes too tough for him though.
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« Reply #188 on: December 02, 2011 10:42:57 AM »

I have no words for how much I love the Panta, best holiday project on Craftster this year!
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« Reply #189 on: December 02, 2011 12:59:20 PM »

Awesome ~Thanks for sharing  Cheesy
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