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« on: October 12, 2013 02:46:44 PM »

Hi All~
This is an embroidered felt pin/broach I made for the recent Craftster Trick Or Treat Swap, I made this for I Sew Cute.



I learned a new, beaded stitch to make this pin, it's called the Beaded Picot Stitch. My friend sent me the directions which were great, but I found some YouTube videos that were also really helpful. This is a progress shot as I first started.


After I had the bats done and I thought I was finished, something just didn't seem right, like it was missing something.


I decided a few more beads would do the trick to add just a little more sparkle. I'd lamented to some friends about chasing the beads around with my needle, and a pal share a technique with me about slapping some tape around a piece of cardboard and putting your beads on the tape so it's easier to gather them on to the needle. Great trick, worked like a charm.


After the little beaded stars were added, I decided it needed one more thing, some texture on the moon. So I stitched over the moon using a big, uneven stem stitches with DMC Glow-In-The-Dark floss! It really glows, too!

Here's my pin all finished up and ready to flap away to it's new home with I Sew Cute! Bye-bye little pin, have a great life!


I'm really looking forward to using that beaded picot stitch again, it was pretty simple once I got the hang of it and I think it adds a pretty finishing element without being too fussy. Thanks for having a look!

Lisa
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« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2013 03:40:09 PM »

I like this very much!   Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2013 03:54:31 PM »

Gorgeous, and thanks for posting some in process photos.
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« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2013 04:14:46 PM »

Nailed it! Perfect amount of details and the perfect number of media.
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« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2013 04:34:15 PM »

This is perfection! LOVE IT! I need to learn that bead stitch.
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« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2013 04:46:06 PM »

So cool! I'm definately gonna have to check out that Beaded Picot Stitch.  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2013 05:26:48 PM »

Congrats! This was pinned to our Needlework Board.
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« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2013 06:47:09 PM »

I love this!
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« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2013 07:50:45 PM »

I love this in so many ways...and promise to give it a good home! It's even cuter in person!  Wink
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« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2013 09:49:01 AM »

Thanks everyone! It makes me really happy that you like it, June! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!  Grin Grin
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« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2013 07:44:33 AM »

....and it glows in the dark! It gets bonus points!  Grin
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