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11  Back-to-School Forest Friends Dress 4 pics in Sublime Stitching Embroidery by ThirdMargaret on: August 23, 2009 08:15:11 PM
I got this dress at Target last year thinking I could *do something* with it.  Jenny's Forest Friends was a natural choice!  (natural,heh heh Tongue) I finally got around to stitching it up and she is excited to wear it to school.     please excuse the lint and such...should've gotten the roller after it!

The dress

The hem


Detail of back hem
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12  Teacher Gifts in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by ThirdMargaret on: June 12, 2009 08:53:02 PM
I typically make something for my children's teachers.  Sometimes I bake, sometimes knit, this year I decided to make the oh-so-popular (and easy!) Buttercup Bags and matching tissue holders.  I made the bags as the pattern was written, except that I added fusible fleece to the inside and strap.

I found this fabric in the remnants and the contrast lining was from a different line, but I liked them together!

These two used Alexander Henry Kleo, Mocca, and coordinating Bangle Dots:

Hobby Lobby fabric...my 15 yr old put this  bag to use before I could tell her its intended recipient!  Oh well!

These little bags are great fun and simple to construct.  As many have mentioned though, enlarge the pattern if you carry much more than keys, lip gloss, credit card, and a cell phone! Smiley

Thanks for looking!
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13  For a Friend in Needlework: Completed Projects by ThirdMargaret on: March 03, 2009 11:13:56 AM
One of my dearest friends has really gone above anf beyond helping me lately so I wanted to stitch a little thank you.  She is also a rep for Stampin' Up so I pilfered a stamp, stamped, scanned, enlarged, and traced.  This is the result...I hope she likes.
Up close:

The entire pillow:

The girls:

Thanks for looking!! Smiley
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14  My Little Valentine in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by ThirdMargaret on: February 14, 2009 12:02:10 PM
I think this is the first thing I've ever posted that wasn't part of a swap! Tongue

My youngest needed an outfit to wear for her first grade Valentine Party at school Thursday.  Yay!  I raided the fabric stash and made this using a pattern from YCMT>  The tee is from Tarzhay, embellished at the neckline and wrist with heart buttons.

And here it is in action.  It twirls beautifully but my pictures were awful (worse than this one! Shocked)

Thanks for looking...C & C welcome!
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15  Re: Valentines Embroided Tea towel .:. Send out 02/03 in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by ThirdMargaret on: February 06, 2009 07:18:46 PM
Okay...I told you to warm up your Wist buttons!!  Here's what I received from ineedart:

First, the whole lot.  In addition to the incredible tea towel she sent a beautiful accordion book (in my favorite color!) and a lovely little bracelet  done in a *hugs and kisses* pattern!  I've had to fight my girls off of both things...they're like magpies when it comes to pretty things! Cheesy

Aren't the birds just Gorgeous?!  And I love how she stitched on fabric then sewed it onto the tea towel!  SO clever!

Here's a close-up of ineedart's magnificent stitching!  That woven stitch is the coolest...gotta figure out where to use that myself one day!

Thank You so much, ineedart!  There's no way any grubby hands are touching this work of art!!

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16  Re: T4-Tea Towels Go International in The Swap Gallery by ThirdMargaret on: December 03, 2008 01:57:22 PM
Love that vintage Christmas towel! 

Here's mine, home again, home again!  Everyone did such a great job and I'm thrilled with it.  I still need to add the leaves to my tree and binding, but I'll post a pic again after!
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17  Re: Tea Towel for your Favorite Holiday :: Sendout by 11/22 in The Swap Gallery by ThirdMargaret on: December 03, 2008 01:41:59 PM
Well. I'm bummed.  Because Halloween is nearly a Whole Year Away and I have the best tea towels for it Ever!!   Wink

KawaiiHolic made these fabulous creepy-but-cute and I just love them!  Thank you, thank you, three bags full!!

See what I mean!

This might be might favorite if forced to choose:

My kids looove this one!
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18  Re: T4-Tea Towels Go International in The Swap Gallery by ThirdMargaret on: October 29, 2008 09:10:50 AM
Here's my addition to Therisa's towel/runner.  (Thanks to Beetastic for the design hint!)  I  drew the design based on some Fred Flare coin purses on her wists.
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19  Re: T4-Tea Towels Go International in The Swap Gallery by ThirdMargaret on: October 13, 2008 08:23:41 PM
Amy, Sewsew, Ritapizza, Ginamonster!  Such adorable designs.  I love learning of all the new places to look for pictures to stitch!  (and I gotta buy that Sublime pattern... Smiley)

Here's what I finally finished for Dona Leonor's towel.  I did everything but the actual mushrooms free-hand...probably not my best idea! Roll Eyes  I do like the way her towel is coming together, though!  (please excuse the hoop marks!)

And close-ups:

Hope you like it, Dona Leonor!!  It was fun!

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20  Re: T4-Tea Towels Go International in The Swap Gallery by ThirdMargaret on: September 24, 2008 01:28:12 PM
Here's my addition to binah06's  sea-themed towel. 

And here it is also showing what Beetastic embroidered:

It will go in the mail this evening when I pick DD up from practice!
Binah06, I hope you like!  Your towel/napkin was lovely to stitch on!!
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