A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Monday, May 23 News:  It's time to vote!  Which Craftster member rocked dollar store crafting?  Cast your vote here!
Total Members: 305,684
Currently Running With Scissors:
489 Guests and 12 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1] 2  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Mouth of the Flower Cross Stitch  (Read 25948 times)
Tags for this thread: flower , cross_stitch , featured_project  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
« on: December 07, 2010 01:38:33 PM »

This is Octavio Ocampo's Mouth of the Flower, the companion piece to the Family of Birds cross stitch http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=362400.msg4253665#msg4253665 that I completed in October. I was right about this one being a lot quicker to stitch. I attribute that to the wonderful flower stems, which are only 3-5 stitches wide and take far less time than an entire tree trunk to stitch up.

I mentioned before how the women in the pictures reminded me of Francine and Katchoo from Terry Moore's wonderful Strangers in Paradise. This lady is the one that's reminding me of Katchoo, while the other one struck me as sharing similarities with Francine.

Like the other piece, this one was stitched on a 32 count belfast cream linen.

This butterfly, which also acts as the woman's nose, is the only part of the picture that has backstitching. I'm blown away by how clear and detailed the picture looks, despite the fact that it doesn't require the whole piece to be backstitched.

Of the two pictures, this one is my favourite. I really like how vibrant the colours are and it was a lot of fun to stitch because the individual elements are relatively small. In most cases I could get a particular part of the picture, such as the butterfly or a flower, done in a single day and really feel like I was accomplishing something.

Thanks for looking,


I've started my own crochet blog, have a look...http://cthulhucrochet.blogspot.com/
Strange Grounds
Offline Offline

Posts: 1007
Joined: 15-May-2006

Strange Grounds Coffee, 1417 S Broadway, Denver CO

View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2010 01:49:44 PM »

This is incredible.  Your stitching is so perfect, and the piece chosen is simply perfect.  this rocks!

Strange Grounds Coffee
1417 South Broadway
Denver, CO 80210
Offline Offline

Posts: 151
Joined: 04-Nov-2009

I look like VENUS...........of willendorf

View Profile
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2010 06:48:48 PM »

This is sooo beautiful!! I saw the other one you did with the birds...they are both amazing.
You have mad skills...I bow to you!!

a hummingbird once pooped on my cat out of pure spite, I swear.
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2010 07:44:14 PM »

 Shocked Amazing!!!  Shocked

"I know indeed what evil I intend to do,
but stronger than all my afterthoughts is my fury,
fury that brings upon mortals the greatest evils." - Euripides

« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2010 08:11:27 PM »

Yet another beautiful work!
Well done  Smiley
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2010 08:22:46 PM »

those are so amazing!!
Would you mind if I asked where you got the pattern?
« Last Edit: December 07, 2010 08:23:13 PM by coraboo » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2010 11:12:35 AM »

Oh my goodness this is beautiful.

Your past is just a story. And once you realize this it has no power over you.
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2010 01:29:38 PM »

those are so amazing!!
Would you mind if I asked where you got the pattern?

Thanks for the compliments everyone!

Coraboo, the patterns were published by a company called The Stitching Studio. I know the pattern is available from Loving Stitch's online store (http://www.lovingstitch.net/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=65_85&products_id=232&zenid=hrivmlmdd56h2i4l1496i6f740). They used to have an actual store near where I lived, but unfortunately it closed down back in April. My friend picked up the patterns for me while visiting Victoria, British Columbia, at the Buttoned Up store. They also have an online store and seem to still be carrying the patterns. (http://www.buttonedup.com/Catalogue/Needlework/Cross-Stitch-Charts/The-Stitching-Studio/The-Stitching-Studio-Page-3.aspx)

I believe both stores can also sell you the fabric to make the pictures. I stitched mine on a 32 count Belfast cream linen, instead of the recommended lavender colour. I also recommend buying a piece of fabric that is about 4-6 inches wider/longer than the pattern recommends. I found it's recommendation only left about 1-2 inches of blank space around the edge of the design. Most framers prefer to have more than that. If you're in the U.S. or U.K. you may also want to check online cross stitch stores in your country. I'm not sure what the shipping costs would be from these Canadian stores. 

Hope the links help. Have fun stitching,

I've started my own crochet blog, have a look...http://cthulhucrochet.blogspot.com/
I Sew Cute
Jewelry and Trinkets Moderator
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

I'm a Fanatic Friend of Craftster!
Offline Offline

Posts: 8098
Joined: 08-Apr-2008

Take me to the kittens!!! >^.^<

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2010 06:04:29 PM »

This is a work of art! I'm in awe of the even stitching! I'd go cross eyed!  Cheesy

Check out Trinkets & Jewelry! Wink
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2010 08:10:23 AM »

Thank you so much for all the advice! its just so pretty. Your's is perfect!
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

How-To Videos
How Lucy Hale Creates Custom Lip Color
Popular Lip Trends Over the Last 100 Years
Popular Eye Makeup Trends Over the Past 100 Years
Which Is Worse: Hot Wax or Shaving?
Makeup Tips: Foundation Routine for Fair Skin
Latest Blog Articles
Meatless Monday: Aubergine, Tomato and Goat Cheese Bake
@Home This Weekend: Reusable Dryer Sheets
Tute Tuesday: Painted Background

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

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 ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.