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« on: August 22, 2012 08:25:55 PM »

For the recent Disney Swap, I was crafting for the wonderful Amigurl55. One of her themes that she listed was the Tiki Room. In my initial research I found a wonderful Tiki Room image here that was just begging to be embroidered!

I picked up an 8" embroidery hoop, cut up the image & re-arranged it to fit the hoop & this is what I came up with! Cheesy


The flowers & baskets are satin & stem/lining stitch.


And I really wanted to make the birds have a feathered texture, so they are long & short stitch, but I changed the lengths of the stitches so that when they would have longer feathers, the stitches are longer & shorter stitches for short feathers.


I was trying to work mostly out of my stash, so I ended up taking some scrap fabric I had that I loved the pattern, but not the tone, & tinted it using some watercolour. Here's an image of the pre- & post-watercolouring fabric.


I was very happy to make this for Amigurl, & I hope you all like it, as well! Cheesy C&C always welcome! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2012 08:28:50 PM »

This is awesome. Those birds are amazing. And now I have the song stuck in my head. Tongue
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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2012 09:02:30 PM »

love!  so beautiful!  love how you used the long and short stitches, great result.  your stitches are so neat!  this must have taken FOREVER!   Grin
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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2012 09:04:23 PM »

Thank you, guys! Cheesy I wouldn't say forever...I think this came out to be a 16 hour project? Somewhere in that range. lol
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« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2012 10:33:06 PM »

I love the colors, super cute!  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2012 01:21:31 AM »

That's super cute! The fabric is just perfect too Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2012 02:33:05 AM »

LOVE how it looks!
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« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2012 04:16:10 AM »

Beautiful birds
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« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2012 04:17:31 AM »

That's a lovely idea. Your stitching is so neat and tidy.
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« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2012 05:32:29 AM »

Beautiful hoop!  Love the background fabric as well, but your stitching really is beautiful...love the closeup shots...the feathers are so nicely done, painted sparrow!
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