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« on: August 30, 2009 12:08:07 PM »

These are some pieces I made for a show in St. Louis called Meth & Hotdogs. The theme of the show is unscrupulous character design.

Old Blue Hair:





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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2009 12:12:33 PM »

That is great. I love Big Mouth. How creative!
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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2009 12:22:47 PM »

So cool! I love the stitches in the hair especially, neat stuff!
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« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2009 12:28:22 PM »

Nice work! Very interesting!
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« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2009 12:30:21 PM »

very cool!
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« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2009 12:33:53 PM »

Great job!! The fabric ad the design match perfectly, I thought , at first glance, that the circles and stripes where embroidered too! I guess big mouth is my favorite, but you gotta love them all!
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« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2009 12:57:47 PM »

That is too neat!
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« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2009 01:48:30 PM »

These are great! I love the way you used the patterned fabric.
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« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2009 01:56:25 PM »

Those are really great.  I love the fabrics you chose. 
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« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2009 02:29:20 PM »

Oh wow, those are all so pretty.  Great job!
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« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2009 02:38:37 PM »

These are great. I like Old Blue Hair the bestest!
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« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2009 02:41:30 PM »

i love those!!! they are so cute. i love how you matched the fabric with the characters so perfectly.
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« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2009 02:50:08 PM »

I love these - how clever! and your stitches look so small and even.
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« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2009 02:52:35 PM »

These are very very awesome
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« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2009 03:42:13 PM »

I love the fabrics you chose! Big Mouth is the best!
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« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2009 06:00:48 PM »

these characters are fantastic Smiley and the fabric patterns add great interest
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« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2009 10:33:54 PM »

these are lovely!
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« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2009 10:45:35 PM »

Very cool. I like the way you incorporated the patterned fabric into your work.

I think Old Blue Hair is my favorite though. Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: August 31, 2009 05:02:55 AM »

these are awsome....   I like big mouth the most...  great job Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: August 31, 2009 05:04:13 AM »

these are gorgeous!  I love it. I love how you used patterned fabric. Smiley Your stuff is always so awesome!
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I love cute, evil things! Adorable!
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« Reply #21 on: August 31, 2009 07:52:23 AM »

I am in love! AMAZING!
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« Reply #22 on: August 31, 2009 08:29:05 AM »

So great. I love them all so much.
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« Reply #23 on: August 31, 2009 11:01:04 AM »

I love these... the fabric and your stitch's are a perfect combo!
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Awesome work!!
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« Reply #25 on: August 31, 2009 12:29:55 PM »

These are really, really, REALLY, gorgeous!
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« Reply #26 on: August 31, 2009 12:45:06 PM »

So sweet!
Their personalities come through - big mouth is my favorite.
so well done, dear.
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« Reply #27 on: August 31, 2009 03:31:44 PM »

I would be lying if I said I liked this... because of how desperately in love with it I am. You are SUCH an inspiration to hand-embroiderers!
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« Reply #28 on: August 31, 2009 05:49:08 PM »

extremely awesome! i like how you used the designs on the fabric to match the "mood" of the stitching.
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I love how you worked with the patterned fabrics!
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« Reply #30 on: August 31, 2009 07:31:44 PM »

Wow! Thank you all so much! I'm always amazed at how wonderful my fellow Crafsters are. Thank you for all the encouragement!

Working on patterned fabrics was a bit new for me. Things like that make me nervous, but it was fun, and now I have a use for all those bits and bobs of fun patterned fabric that are too small to make anything else. Ha ha!

Since I always forget to mention: The stitches I used were stem stitch, running stitch, and satin stitch... the only three I ever use...
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This is so incredibly creative! Its amazing that you were able to make the characters so lifelike with such minimal details. A+!
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« Reply #32 on: September 01, 2009 03:53:43 PM »

beautiful as always....your work never ceases to amaze and delight me Smiley
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« Reply #33 on: September 03, 2009 04:18:33 PM »

Thank you very much! I'd just like to add that I've started uploading a monthly free embroidery pattern at www.BeesKneesActivities.com, my new site for fun free stuff to do.
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« Reply #34 on: September 16, 2009 04:47:38 PM »

They're fabulous!!!
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« Reply #35 on: September 16, 2009 05:03:32 PM »

I love the looks of those pieces! It is such a different idea to me to try something like that...I think they would look cute as squares on a quilt too.
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« Reply #36 on: September 16, 2009 10:16:32 PM »

Quilt squares could be so fun! Now I just need to learn to quilt. Ha ha!
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« Reply #38 on: September 17, 2009 10:51:47 PM »

these are wonderful! i love the plain stitching contrasted with the patterned fabric!
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Stripes mouth is just so cute!
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« Reply #40 on: September 18, 2009 07:07:16 PM »

Wow. These are great. I love the way the fabric and stitches play together. Great stitch choices!
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« Reply #41 on: September 20, 2009 05:24:51 AM »

Your stitching is fantastic! I love love love the blue one!
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« Reply #43 on: September 21, 2009 04:34:52 PM »

I absolutely adore those faces! XD And the stitch work is just gorgeous! How did you finish the backs of them? I always have a problem trying to finish the back of a hooped piece of embroidery!
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« Reply #44 on: September 22, 2009 07:25:39 AM »

Very cool!! I've never seen anything like this.  I really like all of them, but big mouth is my fave  Smiley
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« Reply #45 on: September 27, 2009 11:32:14 AM »

These are awesome - so full of character. Are you going to leave them in the hoops or frame them or something else altogether?
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This is so creative and different! I love it!
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« Reply #47 on: September 28, 2009 08:51:57 AM »

Thank you all very much!

DragonRhapsody: I finished these by putting them in the hoop with a piece of blank muslin behind them (to cover the stitching, since mine is always rather messy) and then using fabric glue to glue the edges of the fabric to the underside of the hoop. The fabric glue really didn't work at all, though, so I think I'll use hot glue next time instead. I have another piece that's almost done that I will finish the same way, so I'll take a photo of the back for you when it's done.
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