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« on: January 28, 2010 02:31:32 PM »

During some reorganizing in my craft space, I found some sample pieces I'd done for practice. They were on small scraps of fabric. I didn't want to just throw them out but didn't really have a use for them. Then it occurred to me that they were the perfect size for the front of a greeting card. I stitched a few more of each kind to make sets, and this is what I got:

Imaginary wildflowers, stitched on muslin with floss. They're sewn to card stock (by machine) and then attached to cards.



Snowflakes in a outside-of-the-box chicken scratch style. They're stitched on muslin with floss, attached the same way as the others.



Four different variations on chicken scratch. These are stitched on various cotton fabrics with floss, attached to the cards the same way.



And a "four seasons" sort of theme. These are stitched on muslin and linen with floss, attached in the same way as the others.


I didn't want to overload this post with photos, but there are better, close-up photos of each card on my flickr page (see link in my signature).

I really like the statement these make. Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2010 03:12:29 PM »

Wow! Great idea!! Are they machine or hand embroidered?
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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2010 04:57:05 PM »

How dainty. I LOVE them all! Hitting that wist button Grin
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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2010 05:25:38 PM »

Great idea for practice bits. And I don't think they look like practice bits at all, looks like you spent a lot of time on them!
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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2010 05:32:15 PM »

@CAMPERTRONNN They are hand embroidered, sewn by machine to the card stock.
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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2010 10:25:46 PM »

Those are gorgeous! I love the snowflake ones especially!!
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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2010 12:53:11 PM »

Wow! Those are beautiful!
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« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2010 06:21:24 PM »

Thanks, everybody! The cards are one of the favorite things I make, I think.
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« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2010 09:29:12 PM »

I love them all !!
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« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2010 04:39:26 PM »

Beautiful work, I love the simplicity of the flowers and the "chicken scratch" is really great.. well, its all really great, good work!
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« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2010 03:21:49 AM »

I love all of them, but the seasons ones are my favourites. I have not thought of mounting bits of embroidery like that! I also have bits of embroidery and thats such a good idea for using up practice peices - those look like very expensive cards that anyone would be very pleased to receive!
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« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2010 01:32:17 PM »

Oh!  You have inspired me!  I have a couple little pieces I haven't used for anything yet, and this is a perfect idea!

They're awesome (and so are you)!  Grin
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« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2010 08:26:44 PM »

Aw, thanks. Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2010 01:49:10 PM »

Those are really pretty...
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