A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
News:  Vote now for your favorite craft challenge entry!  THREE amazing Ticketmaster prizes up for grabs this month.  Who will get one?
Total Members: 301,657
Currently Running With Scissors:
446 Guests and 8 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1] 2 3  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Tattoo Quilt Embroidery Patches  (Read 3091 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
vinnie451
Onna Otaku
Offline Offline

Posts: 584
Joined: 30-Jun-2007

Craft or Die!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« on: July 19, 2009 10:16:19 AM »

Recently the Army decided they would rather have my husband in the US than in Germany. I don't mind, the craft stores there are seriously lacking. But it meant I wouldn't see my craft supplies for over two months while our household goods were packed up and sent across the world. So I had to decide just what to bring with to keep me busy. This craft had to be light and compact, keep me busy for looooong periods of time and be allowed on aircraft. I narrowed it down to embroidery. It is small enough that I could put it in my pocket if I had too but varied enough that I wouldn't get bored with it easily. But what will I do with all these little works of art? The inspiration was just next door. My neighbor in Germany made a quilt of little skulls for her son and I totally ripped off the idea (with her approval, of course). I was also inspired by the tattoos that my husband and I had recently got. Add it all together and you get an Embroidered Tattoo Quilt.

Here are the first panels from a project that will probably take me 15 years to finish.









Larger pictures are available on my flickr page http://www.flickr.com/photos/31123197@N08/ . You can also read descriptions of each design on my blog. http://vinnie451craft.blogspot.com/

Please let me know what you think.
Thnaks!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Now With Craft Blog - http://vinnie451craft.blogspot.com/

"Not everyone can be a great artist, but a great art can come from anywhere." Ego, Ratatouille
NH822
Offline Offline

Posts: 1438
Joined: 24-Nov-2008

"Every day is better than the last!" -Logan, age 6


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2009 10:37:04 AM »

wow!  amazing attention to detail!  Good luck with the quilt!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues."
-Elizabeth Taylor
jessewynn
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2009 03:18:45 PM »

these are so cool! makes me wish i was (a lot) better at embroidery! lol
THIS ROCKS   Logged
fiberartsy
Offline Offline

Posts: 1745
Joined: 18-Mar-2008

That rug really tied the room together.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2009 03:55:23 PM »

Great stuff!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

morrisun
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2009 04:06:21 PM »

I love the moustache! That's awesome!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
rollerderbyqueen
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2009 04:44:42 PM »

Cool idea with the quilt.  Your stitches are very pretty Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
 -Eleanor Roosevelt-
ragdollpirate
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2009 06:52:47 PM »

Wow this is going to look awesome when you are done.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"Just when I think I'm out, they pull me back in." ~Veronica Mars
lisalady161
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Domestic Goddess & Closet Anarchist
Offline Offline

Posts: 1192
Joined: 15-Sep-2008

...it's beautiful, and so are you...


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2009 06:54:38 AM »

Love them, love the idea, can I rip it off, too?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

'First your pants, then your shoes' - Gary Larson, The Far Side
LostInOz
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2009 07:25:52 AM »

Wow! They're amazing! I love the last one, but they're all great.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

kittykill
Global Moderator
Guest Blogger
Needlework Moderator
Occasions and Holidays Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 32689
Joined: 25-Sep-2004

I got 99 problems, but a stitch ain't one.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2009 08:03:56 AM »

Great stuff! Where did you get the images from? How long has it taken you for each one? Did you use stabilizer?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2 3  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Panasonic DMC-LX3: Set for Kids/Pets Scene
Panasonic DMC-LX3: Set for Indoor Scene
Panasonic DMC-LX3: Set for Fireworks Scene
Panasonic DMC-LX3: Set for Dusk/Dawn Scene
Panasonic DMC-LX3: Set for Copy Scene
Latest Blog Articles
Get Lost in a Book
Meatless Monday: Banana-Pineberry Bread
@Home This Weekend: Souvenir Tea Towel Pillow

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.