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« on: January 02, 2011 08:20:34 AM »

Guess I was ready to be done with Christmas, on with the New Year and upcoming holidays.  The design is from a vintage coloring page that I found online.  I ironed the accent fabric on with fusible web and stitched around in stem and backstitch.  

Still deciding whether to frame in the hoop or make something out of it, so I am open to suggestions!  Done in an 8" hoop, fabric is Kona cotton.  

Check out her giant jar of paste!

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Update:  Thanks for all of the great comments and suggestions on what I could do with this project.  I ended up purchasing a black architectural style frame and will keep her under glass for now, unfortunately my photo doesn't do it justice.  I may make some additional valentine accessories using the same fabrics to place around her on my mantel.
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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2011 08:27:03 AM »

ooh, ooh, ooh,  this is so adorable
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2011 08:30:36 AM »

This is too cute! Smiley
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2011 08:55:18 AM »

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so detailed yet has a simplistic look, i love it!

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« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2011 09:39:06 AM »

I Love how you used the fabric! Great job!
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« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2011 09:39:35 AM »

I LOVE the use of accent fabric! It's not something I've personally really seen done before and it gives it a really nice, different look. I like it a lot. Cheesy

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« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2011 09:46:49 AM »

So well done!  All of the elements come together crisply, cleanly, simply--for an outstanding result!

I really like this!
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« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2011 09:55:31 AM »

 very cute!  i think maybe a red frame would loo nice, although im in love with anything red so maybe im bias.  however you decide willbe great

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« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2011 09:56:50 AM »

I love the fabrics that you used. The red & white prints look great against the black stitching!

How big is the final piece?

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