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1  Urban Threads Tattooed Mermaid in Needlework: Completed Projects by Anya Kase on: March 16, 2017 09:45:32 AM
After a long absence from the embroidery scene I've gotten back into the waters with this awesome project! Hand stitched using satin, stem, long and short stitches. I'm very much in love with how she turned out! Thanks for looking!

I think my favorite part of the project was her hair.  Wink

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2  Let there be light! in Needlework: Completed Projects by Anya Kase on: September 24, 2012 08:21:55 AM
Just a little project to welcome cooler weather which means fire pits!  When it's 100 degrees even at night here in Las Vegas, you look forward to the fall when you can light a fire and cuddle. Wink  This is an Urban Threads pattern from their year wheel series.

Lots of close ups.  Wink

This one ended up sideways. LOL!

The stitches used for this project were, satin, chain, running, and french knots.
Thanks for looking!
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3  Evil Dead the Musical in a shirt! in Needlework: Completed Projects by Anya Kase on: July 22, 2012 01:45:36 AM
My Husband is in the Las Vegas production of Evil Dead the Musical and they are the first community theater group that has made it into an actual hotel on the strip.  Naturally they had to have a red carpet for the opening of the show. My Husband wanted a new shirt so in less than 48 hrs I came up with this one.

 I compiled a group of iconic symbols of the show (shotgun, zombies ect) and stitched them with one strand of embroidery floss.  If you recognize the zombies its because they came out of Jenny Harts monster pack!  LOL it was the hit of the carpet!

I wanted to fill in Ash so he would stand out more but I ran out of time so I just did a black outline.  Maybe when I get the feeling back into my hand I'll give it a go.  Wink
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4  Tea any one? in Needlework: Completed Projects by Anya Kase on: July 22, 2012 01:36:17 AM
Last but by no means least, this is my final entry over in the Flikr contest for the new embroidery with vintage patterns group.

 This category was called "One pattern many stitches"  We were given one pattern by the lovely doe-c-doe and everyone put a little spin on it.  I went fairly traditional and really only added the china pattern of little rosettes. 

Since this is on a tea towel I plan on using I stitched it with a full strand so it would wear well , and it gave it a nice thick look to it.

It's a sweet pattern, I really enjoyed it. Grin

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5  Its sushi time!!! (IMG HEAVY) in Needlework: Completed Projects by Anya Kase on: July 22, 2012 01:18:21 AM
SO this is another entry for the contest over on flikr at the newembroidery with vintage patterns group.  This category was modified pattern. All you had to do was take a vintage pattern and change it up a little!  This is one of my favorite things to do especially with pin ups.

This pattern was modified from the Spare me Not pattern from Vogart 138 (originally printed in 40's 50s) these patterns have been recently reprinted but I have an original I found in an antique store.  This is that pin up with the very large "lipstick" in her hand LOL!
 The modifications I made were to take the girl from the bath to a night on the town!  Her hair is no longer flat and I have given her a dress along with a yummy plate of sushi.  I color tinted her skin to make the rest of the embroidery pop.

The hair was stitched with two strands of variegated floss.

Thanks for looking! Grin
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6  They say when you marry in June...... (IMG HEAVY!) in Needlework: Completed Projects by Anya Kase on: July 22, 2012 01:10:03 AM
Hi there long time no see! I stitched up this project for a contest over in Flikr's New embroidery with vintage patterns group.  The theme was "what summer means to you."

   Summer to me always means Weddings.  Not only because I live in Las Vegas, the wedding capitol of the world. But because I and several of the girls in my family are June brides, you could say it has almost become a tradition. I'd like to think that this is what my wedding would have looked like back then.
 I stitched most of the project using only one or two strands and a quilter's sharp needle. This pattern (1962 Old Chelsea station Design 502) was found in the Hoop love group and it was posted by the Embroiderist. fhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/embroiderist/5370399739/in/[email protected]/

Little closer to the couple, I really loved doing all those french knots with the metallic thread.  I used only one strand because I wanted them as small as possible so it looked like diamonds or beading on her dress.

their faces. (so hard!) but I think they came out okay.

close up of her bouquet.  If you notice I put a blue ribbon in with er pink roses and purple spray for that whole "something blue, thing.

close up of the arch and the Lillies of the valley, they were difficult as well, but pretty!

Thanks for checking it out I love this pattern and fingers crossed for the contest! LOL! Wink
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7  "Steamed" Octopus in Needlework: Completed Projects by Anya Kase on: January 17, 2012 02:28:10 PM
I can't believe I didn't post this here!  I've been moving for what seems like forever so I haven't had as much time for embroidery as I would have liked last year.  This project I did for my Hubby to wear at the Penn and Teller AFAN walk in Las Vegas.  His team had an Airship pyrate theme so he wanted something on the back of his long coat.  Course he only gave me 3 days notice!  I stayed up for 24 hrs straight finishing this in time for the walk. (whew!)  He got loads of comments  even from Penn and Teller!  Alas I only have the one picture and the jacket is in storage so I wasn't able to take any new ones.

I stitched this with 3 strands of floss for the satin stitch.  This is 14 x 11 inches so it was a big space to cover in satin stitch. I stitched it in one direction then went the other direction to cover any gaps (up and down then side to side) The chain stitching is done with the full six strands.  I used beads for the rivets and lg sequins to make the cogs a little more flashy.  I thnk if I had had mire time some of the cogs would have been filled in as well but overall I'm happy with how it turned out.  Thanks for looking! Grin
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8  Quick Crayon tinted project. in Needlework: Completed Projects by Anya Kase on: July 03, 2011 05:07:29 PM
"Its me again Margret!"  I wanted to show my kids how to crayon tint on fabric so I worked up this quick little embroidery.  I LOVE how she turned out.  Once again I found the drawing on Deviantart. This was a sketch done by *Illzie I hope she does more DOD stuff because this one was just awesome!

I stitched the stars and Moon with GID thread.

I added some seed beads in iridescent green for a little sparkle.

Little closer of the upper half.  I stitched her face and arms with one thread to get that delicate look.

Close up of her face.  I love how wispy her smile turned out.

This was a great quick project that I adore can't wait to give it to my friend Lil for DOD.  Smiley  thanks for Looking!
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9  Re: Embroidery Hoopla Rnd 5 - Color Spectrum Gallery!! (Send 6/6/11) in The Swap Gallery by Anya Kase on: June 28, 2011 08:14:52 PM
So I got my hoop from Barbolot in the Mail yesterday and it's totally SQUEEE worthy!  I love it!  I wish I had a better camera so you could see the awesomeness of her stitches.  All I can say now is "In the Tiki, Tiki, Tiki, room!.....

SO worth the wait!  Thank you so much! Grin
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10  Re: Embroidery Hoopla Rnd 5 - Color Spectrum Gallery!! (Send 6/6/11) in The Swap Gallery by Anya Kase on: June 20, 2011 07:58:06 AM
I received from RangerBeth!!  IT so awesome and it glows in the dark!

I don't know why but all my pictures come out sidewaysl LOL!

close up

Her home is now next to a Frankenstein print my husband received in another swap.  Its perfect!  Thanks so much Rangerbeth for being such a great partner! Grin
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