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« on: February 01, 2010 02:18:57 PM »

I had a spare flannel sheet, so I cut it into squares and made napkins.  Then I embroidered them with designs from a book of Sailor Jerry Tattoo stencils.  I like that the stencils are the exact size the real tattoos would have been.  And I kind of like that the fabric is off-white -- makes me think of cigarette-smoke yellowed tattoo flash hanging in a shop.  Anyway, the whole process of doing these (preparing the transfers, stitching them) was fun because it reminded me of actually getting a tattoo!!  I didn't iron these, because I won't be ironing them in real life when we use them.  I used two strands of black.  I used mostly stem stitch and back stitch.  I will be making 12 napkins in all, but this set of 4 is the first I've completed.

"A Sailor's Grave" - I played around with shading a lot on this one.


Seahorse - not my personal favorite design, but it's the one my husband chose.


"USN" for United States Navy.  I hope the design isn't backwards.  Didn't feel like shading this as much.


Swallows.  I put my name and my husband's name in the banners.


Comments welcome!  Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2010 02:22:31 PM »

very cool!!!  Wink

I don't iron in real life either!  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2010 03:38:50 PM »

Well stitched! I actually really like the seahorse. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2010 05:04:14 PM »

You did a great job!
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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2010 05:04:35 PM »

Nice Job! And my favorite part ---- you had the sheet already = FREE.
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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2010 02:34:48 AM »

i wouldnt let anyone use them as napkins Tongue they are way to awesome to dirty!!

lovely work Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2010 06:55:38 AM »

Thanks for the kind words, everyone!

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« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2010 04:56:39 PM »

love these, can't wait to see the rest of em.  The first one is one of my all time favorite Sailor Jerry Tattoos!
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« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2010 03:16:41 PM »

I love Sailor Jerry and I really love your napkins! Great work.
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« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2010 02:23:14 PM »

The first one with the bottle is just awesome! The others are great too, especially the bird wings, but the bottle really does it for me! Smiley.
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