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« on: May 07, 2009 01:48:45 PM »



I have made a few embroidered badges. They are 1.5 to 2 inches across. The designs are improvised and were done while 'on the go' (I love small portable projects.)

The base for these is 14 count Aida cloth. I want to make scout merit badges for completely silly things but I am disappointed by my borders. They look better in person but are still crooked. In my next attempt I am putting fusible interfacing on the top of the Aida cloth to make it smoother and help when folding the border. The biggest problem is the rounded corners where I get a bunch of Aida cloth bits poking through my edging.

Right now I am working on a design based on Mexican Loteria. I chose 'La Bota' because I had an old cowboy boot windows icon to work from.


Mexican Loteria La Bota (Boot) Pattern

I have a tutorial on my blog on how to make a pattern from a 32x32 Windows icon. http://tinyurl.com/ddsr68 there are plenty of small 32x32 icons that can be found on the web and used as inspiration for cross-stitching. Some of the cutest ones, including licensed characters can be found at Icon Factory http://iconfactory.com/freeware/icon?page=69 (Queued to the oldest icons from 12 years ago . Work you way back! I had a lot of fun working on Cartman.

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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2009 09:27:18 PM »

Very cool. I love all the textures.
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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2009 01:22:55 AM »

I love the hearts, they're adorable.
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« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2009 06:54:05 AM »

Thanks! As a long time reader but not a poster I am looking forward to being able to put pictures in my posts Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2009 10:44:43 PM »

Cute! I really love the smaller badge.
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