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« on: February 20, 2011 07:59:19 AM »

This is an embroidery piece that I did for the recent OTT Sailor Moon Valentine's swap for my partner, minathia.  This is my second embroidery piece (I usually just stick to my cross stitch bubble), so any comments or criticism to improve my beginner-level skills is appreciated Smiley

I had a heck of a time transferring this image to fabric...first was the disappearing ink pen, but (you guessed it) it kept disappearing when I put the project down overnight! Next was one of those red iron on pencils....yep, that was an epic fail. Barely transferred and was kind of blurry (although that could have been my fault).  Finally, I looked here on the transfer method thread and read all the rave reviews about the Sulky pen.  Worked like a charm! So thanks fellow craftsters! (Wished I had looked there earlier!)

This took me awhile to do, possibly three weeks? I learned a new stitch: stem stitch, which is the majority of the stitches in this hoop.  There are a few french knots (also a new technique for me) for Chibimoon's hair barrettes.  I think I was pretty crazy to pick such a detailed image for only my second attempt, but I'm fond of just jumping headfirst into new crafts, lol.  Definitely gave me lots of practice on the stem stitch technique, as well as starting and ending threads.  I used black (310) and pink (604) DMC floss, 2 strands.  I used 1 strand for Chibimoon's nose and tiara.  For some reason you can really see the rope-ness of the stem stitch in the pink, more so than black (possibly because it is a lighter color?)

I guess without further ado, here are the pics! Thank you for looking!  Cheesy



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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2011 10:06:55 AM »

that's awesome
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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2011 12:22:16 PM »

That was my fave sailor moon couple when I was a kid. Smiley Great job
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« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2011 12:28:25 AM »

really wonderful Cheesy can understand why it took so long time to finish, it looks amazing
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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2011 02:10:27 PM »

Just putting it out there....I still love this Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2011 08:15:42 AM »

Just putting it out there....I still love this Cheesy

Yay!! I'm so glad Smiley I feel so good when I put a lot of work into something and it definitely pays off (i.e. you love it).  You up for another SM swap at the end of the month? I think there's going to be one Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2011 09:44:37 AM »

You did a great job. I love the pink with the black.
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« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2011 01:21:44 PM »

You did a great job. I love the pink with the black.

Thank you! I love the pink/black combo too Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2011 07:31:16 PM »

Just putting it out there....I still love this Cheesy

Yay!! I'm so glad Smiley I feel so good when I put a lot of work into something and it definitely pays off (i.e. you love it).  You up for another SM swap at the end of the month? I think there's going to be one Smiley

I totally am!! can you shoot me a PM if you remember once the thread is created? I'm sure I'll forgot to check for it. Tongue
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« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2011 11:15:03 PM »

This. Is. AWESOME!!!!!! Shocked Oh my gosh this gives me hope that a fanatic cross-stitcher like myself can branch out and do lovely images like this too. VERY well done, my dear. I'd have loved to have gotten this from you ^^ <3
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