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11  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / LOST inspired embroidery of Charlie's hand on: April 29, 2010 04:36:21 PM
My partner Jungrrl, received my package for the Lost swap so now I can post this over here  Grin
One of her favorite characters is Charlie so I thought it would be nice to honor his moment of heroism with embroidery. I put it in a metal hoop to resemble the porthole and I used all backstitch and some seed stitch.

12  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Need help picking pet-hair resistant fabric for curtains! on: December 27, 2009 05:09:15 PM
I need to make some big curtains to put over the sliding-glass door in our living room. But I have two long haired cats and there are way too many kinds of fabrics that are pretty much hair magnets. I've noticed that some fabrics attract hair less, like Jersey knits oddly enough, and of course that crinkly parachute type of fabric (can't remember what it's actually called).

 I was hoping someone on Craftster would have some better ideas for me and maybe some links to fabric sites of where to buy if you're feeling ambitious. I'd like something quietly floral and modern but I'm more concerned with what the right weave or knit is at this point. Thanks in advance!

13  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Keytar in a rainbow of french knots on: December 15, 2009 04:37:24 PM
Frankly, I felt like doing something really fucking cheesy and this is what I came up with! I enjoy doing gradients in embroidery and had never tried it with french knots, it looks pretty neat.

14  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Boring Toile scenery to colorful embroidered randomness! on: December 15, 2009 01:27:02 PM
I've been getting inspired by the adorable toile embroideries done by TheMistressT. I have a bunch of my own toile scraps so I did some string doodling on them. There isn't anything funny or ironic added on mine, but they are pretty and colorful at least!

Here's the first one, others are still unfinished. I used back stitch, half-assed satin stitch and a bunch of french knots. I love the way the leaves turned out so I'm going to do a whole fall forest scene from scratch in the same vein next.
Enjoy  Wink

15  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Mario and Princess Peach silhouette embroideries! Added templates for tracing! on: November 23, 2009 06:15:18 PM
I saw a version of these within a really big nerd swap thread but I can't find it for the life of me now. That's where I got the idea so credit for it goes to that special someone!
I made the shapes on my silhouettes different though because I wanted a little more detail. I painted the wooden frames Mario colors and a peachy color for princess peach (I know, it's so clever =p
And I just realized there is still some purple invisible marker left on them, so ignore the fuzzy lines.

Here are the silhouettes to use as templates, have fun!

16  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Fold-over clutches, one with zipper flowers and a stencil on: November 21, 2009 06:58:14 PM
I've seen the fold-over style around over the years and always wanted to try it. After seeing CreativeQuiet's version here https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=326778.0 , I got inspired!
This first one is an odd experiment. I stenciled a gun onto the fabric and then attached a few zipper flowers I made from old non-functioning zippers. The outcome kind of ended up looking like a weird face but it's interesting. I sewed the bottom flower onto a big button so that the elastic would go around it more easily.

This one is more basic. I used some big placemats  that I found in a store for the outside. Don't mind the photoshopped wall color, I'm somehow getting sick of seeing the green all the time  Roll Eyes

17  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Vintage floral fabric, pleated clutch on: November 10, 2009 03:34:38 PM
I snagged this great retro fabric from ebay earlier this year. I want it to last because I'm in love with it, so I'm only making small things with it. I kinda messed up the top panel. I think I might add a wrist strap since the shape makes for an awkward clutch.

18  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Striped tote with gun stencil on: November 10, 2009 03:20:15 PM
I've been crafting like crazy, prepping for a show so I hope no one gets sick of seeing me all over the boards!
I have this old striped loose canvas fabric, I think it might have been intended for boating/sailing upholstery. I have a few yards of it and thought it'd be good for making some tote bags. I made a simple gun stencil with some poster board to give it some edge. I'm going to make more with different images. If anyone has any good stencil ideas let me know!

19  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Green and pink pillow with pleet strips on: November 10, 2009 03:12:38 PM
I had these little travel pillows laying around that I got for cheap from walgreens a while back. I've never done pillow cases, which is odd since I'm still a sewing novice and they're probably one of the easiest things to do. Anyway, I saw some pillows with random frilly strips and always liked them. So I tried the same sort of concept with pleats. It also gave me a chance to finally use this gorgeous fabric I had in my stash!

20  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Frilly blue striped scarf with buttons on: November 10, 2009 03:00:40 PM
I had a remnant of this pretty fabric and I loved the way the selvage looks so I decided to try making a scarf out of it. The buttons and stampings add sort of an antique look to it.
It still looks kind of scrappy overall but I dunno. What do you guys think, does it work?

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