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« on: January 08, 2011 03:34:59 AM »

Last year (can't get used to writing that!) I decided to save money on Christmas gifts since I am unemployed. So, for most people I just made an embroidery with a personal design for the recipient/s. Here is what I came up with:

A portrait of Diaghilev for my grandma:



Heart & arrow for my cousin and his wife:


Family tree branch with birdies representing each member of my stepsister's family:



Old school Chelsea FC logo for my stepdad:



Anatomical heart design for my other cousin and his fiancee: ( My aunt commented that they couldn't figure out what it was at first - do you think it needs more detail to make it obvious that it is a heart?)



Another heart & arrow for my stepbro and his wife (this is using a white cotton whereas the previous one was natural cotton):



Salt and pepper pots for my aunt and uncle whose initials are S & P:



And finally, a cookie monster for my sister who has a killer sweet tooth:



Let me know your comments and criticisms! And Happy New Year  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2011 04:08:47 AM »

Wow - I'm a huge dance history nerd, and I cannot get over that someone out there made (an awesome) embroidered portrait of Diaghilev, and that it was on the front page of Craftster! You are totally cool.

I love how the S+P looks like on the linen, and the Cookie Monster is impeccable. Those crumbs look like a real piece of cookie on the fabric. Crazy awesome.

Maybe if you do the heart again, you could do some exterior veins to embellish it a bit more? Although, for the record, I can tell what it is Smiley

Great work!!!
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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2011 05:54:38 AM »

Wow - I'm a huge dance history nerd, and I cannot get over that someone out there made (an awesome) embroidered portrait of Diaghilev, and that it was on the front page of Craftster! You are totally cool.

I love how the S+P looks like on the linen, and the Cookie Monster is impeccable. Those crumbs look like a real piece of cookie on the fabric. Crazy awesome.

Maybe if you do the heart again, you could do some exterior veins to embellish it a bit more? Although, for the record, I can tell what it is Smiley

Great work!!!
Thanks so much! That's a great idea about the veins, I'll have to try incorporating them and see how it looks.

I'm glad you like Diaghilev, I didn't think anyone would know who is!
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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2011 07:14:50 AM »

Everything is so wonderful! The bird family is adorable. I LOVE LOVE LOVE cookie monster! So stinking cute!
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« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2011 07:32:15 AM »

My 4 year old is loving your cookie monster! Great work!
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« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2011 07:39:13 AM »

You did wonderful jobs!
The cookie monster one is my favorite.
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« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2011 07:43:10 AM »

These are wonderful. In fact, I think I'd be over the moon if someone made something like that for me! Anybody can give a piece of STUFF, but not everybody can give talent and patience and beauty. You should make it a tradition!
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« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2011 07:55:06 AM »

i agree with kittykill! i'm LOVING the cookie monster! i especially love that it's only outlined in blue it looks great! fantastic job!!
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« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2011 08:03:30 AM »

Aww thanks everyone, it's so great to hear that everyone loves the cookie monster  Smiley
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That Cookie Monster one is awesome.
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