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Topic: 50 Projects 2012--Join here and post your lists !  (Read 880463 times)
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« Reply #3020 on: June 18, 2012 04:33:11 PM »

Smashu ~ Love your costumes, your skills are amazing!
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« Reply #3021 on: June 18, 2012 08:49:59 PM »

Smashu ~ more great costumes...I can't imagine silk screening all the lines on those tights.

katara - another cute sock monkey
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« Reply #3022 on: June 19, 2012 02:34:29 AM »

 I Love your monkey, katara! That reminds me-
I made a digital Christmas card from a photo of the original sock monkey pattern! My Publisher file was laid out like this, and fits perfectly to cut apart. I may go back and insert a light background behind the text to get the text to pop up.
 Here it is:

I also finished a tallit bag. It is gold metallic embroidery on royal blue velvet. Haven't photographed the finished bag yet, but I'll get it done before sending off.
There are 3 layers of stitching. I took photos of the process too.

Thanks to an old craft book scan on etsy, I found a secret! They use 2 layers of organdy to stitch on velvet. The top layer is stitched on with the design drawn on. I used metallic gold ink on black chiffon, then basted another layer on the back. All 3 layers go in the hoop. The organza layer on top is cut away and the threads pulled out after the first  layer of trace stitching  and a layer of fill in cotton is done.
First do a trace stitch, to keep drawing in place.Then, go over the work with gold cotton floss, filling in design. Cut away and remove top chiffon or organza, leaving layer on back of velvet. This stays in permanently. You can trim away excess later.  Finally, a layer of chain and satin stitches is used. I used DMC floss in the chunky hank. The fine floss was too thin. I split the floss in half- into 3-strand sections. Do not cut any longer than 14 inch pieces, and use thread wax. It is very important to wax metallic floss. It will not dull it. Try it! You will find stitching with metallic floss so much easier!
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« Reply #3023 on: June 19, 2012 03:01:23 AM »

Thanks for those tops on stitching with metallic thread Karen  Smiley I usually manage a "nice" knot & tangle stitch when I try  Wink

Smash your costumes are always outstanding, fabulous work.

I don't know if I've said it already but I love the Toothless hat & dragon cake  Grin

I can share two more TM patches

hedgehogs


winter


expect more hair accessories soon as I'm being an angel for the Hair Accessories  swap  Smiley
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« Reply #3024 on: June 19, 2012 10:10:29 AM »

Ah! Super cute hedgehogs Kookaloo_Starr!!

Great idea and a wonderful keepsake, ChrisSews! Thanks for the info Wink

Awesome work as usual, smashu!!!

Love all your sock monkeys, katara! Keep up the great work!
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« Reply #3025 on: June 19, 2012 12:03:00 PM »

 KLKing, thanks for the info on the stitching. I love to learn about hand embroidery.

KStarr, the hedgehogs are adorable and the white square is elegant.

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« Reply #3026 on: June 19, 2012 12:44:48 PM »

I also liked the tip on embroidering on velvet with metallic threads!

Love the baby shower bunting...such a clever idea and cute!

smashu--you do amazing costume designs!  Love the skirt as well as the corset...and those leggings were WOW!

Kookie Star--your TM patches are wonderful--love the variety that you have done...the hedgehogs are really cute and the winter one is so serene!

rantyhippie--love the afghan--is it made from crochet cotton?  I love the colors and it does look so soft!

BTW--I posted the June/July challenge on page 1!

I managed to finally email the gift certificates to the April winners and I have almost got the winner for the May challenge...thanks all for your patience as I waddle through the changes in my job...phew...almost back to normal! Cheesy
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« Reply #3027 on: June 19, 2012 01:21:18 PM »

Just seen this months challenges  Grin I'm working on wearables today and whilst they aren't in summery colours they do have some bright spots  Wink AND I have the tiers cut out for my orange skirt  Grin
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« Reply #3028 on: June 19, 2012 01:24:11 PM »

YAY for the new challenges!!!  Those are right up my alley! Smiley


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Looking for a vintage magazine (1974 - 1978) that has a fabric nativity set w/ people and animals. An example: http://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=440861&ppuser=143144.
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« Reply #3029 on: June 19, 2012 01:32:39 PM »

As I was posting today, I realized that I have already hit my 50 projects!  Working on the next 50, I guess... Cheesy
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