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danielle_g
« on: May 01, 2011 07:06:03 PM »




Hi all! I recently completed this little devil for a friend's birthday. It's a combination of backstitch, splitstich and stem stitch, plus a little satin stitch for the eyes (you can't see it well - looks like my photo lost the detail when it uploaded. Not sure what I did wrong!). To make it a bit fancy, I used pearlescent thread in the tail, horns and centre of the flowers. I also used a variegated orange thread for the fire, to try to give it a flickering look. I got really lucky, and the shades matched where I joined the thread at the bottom  Grin

For the first time, I tried a thread combo look which I read about here. I used two threads of brown and two threads of copper twisted together to stitch the hair highlights. I gave the blue flowers the same treatment with two dark / 2 light blue threads. I put it into a purple plastic embroidery hoop so my friend could hang it (on the wall of our work pod - she likes it so much it stayed at work so she can see it nearly every day).

So much fun! I enjoyed it so much I've just bought the "monkey love" pattern to sew some bibs and a baby blanket for my nephew due in September this year.
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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2011 04:17:59 AM »

I love this!
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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2011 04:51:13 AM »

great job!  i love the coloring in the hair-the copper is a nice highlight Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2011 12:41:03 PM »

So super cute! You did a great job.
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« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2011 07:11:13 PM »

Love it! That little devil is one of my favorite designs.
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