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1  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Mellow Yellow Birdie Tea Towel on: December 17, 2009 12:31:20 AM
I got the new Sublime Stitching book for my birthday and this was the first project from it. I love these birdies. I put them on a cute yellow tea towel I had and gave it to a friend for her birthday. Sorry for the crappy picture quality, and thanks for looking!

2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Playing with Beads on: October 18, 2009 04:36:31 PM
I love the look of beads on embroidered projects, so I thought I'd try my hand at it. Sadly, I went a little crazy and beaded these flowers like crazy. The pattern was a free hand draw that I did, and I ended up framing it in the cute oval hoop. Hopefully I can exercise some restraint with the beads next time.

3  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Pint Size Projects on: October 18, 2009 04:33:16 PM
I've had quite the lack of motivation to do much of anything lately, so I've mostly been working on these little itty bitty projects. I've bought a bunch of the tiny, goofy little hoops at the craft store and have been framing all of my finished pieces in them. I think they're pretty cute.

This first one is on a small primed canvas. Now that its completed, I'm wishing I had painted or tinted the canvas, first. Oh well.

Ms. Orange is super sassy and is now hanging in my kitchen.

And I haven't quite decided what to do with this birdie, yet.

Both the orange and bird are tinted with crayons. I'm getting better at it, but nowhere as good as I would like to be. Thanks for lookin!
4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Vintage Towels and Apron for Charity on: July 14, 2009 10:55:01 AM
I made these recently for the charity unswap that is benefiting the Portland Women's Crisis Line where I work. I love these little dudes.

Comments and critiques are welcome as usual. Thanks for peekin!
5  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / the slowest tea towels, ever on: June 09, 2009 06:49:06 PM
I've been in a bit of a crafting slump lately, what with this beautiful weather, garden and a new gym membership. I think I need to pencil stitching into my calendar as I feel so far behind in all of my projects. Example 1:

Mother's Day Tea Towel that's been done since before the holiday, but I was too lazy to wash the solvy off and iron it. I'll be putting it in the mail to mom this week. I found the pattern either on Hoop Love or on Needlecrafter.com.

Example 2:

This is the first towel of a kitchen set (towels and apron) for the Charity Unswap (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=299258.0). I'm just about finished with the set, but again have been slacking on the washing/ironing. They're all patterns from the vintage fruit set that I found on Hoop Love.

I just love his/her little face. So cute.

Thanks for looking!
6  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Last Minute Easter Tea Towels on: April 13, 2009 12:03:05 AM

For a while now, I've been printing off my favorite vintage patterns from the Hoop Love group on Flickr and the Needlecraft website. When it dawned on me that I would see some relatives that I hadn't seen in a while this weekend for Easter, I decided to bust out my pile of printed vintage patterns and make up a couple quick tea towels to take with me. I was happy to be able to get lots of practice on my lazy daisies and french knots. If you look closely, you can see I started on the blue towel as the flowers are a little goofy, and then got better at them once I got to the purple towel. All in all, I am happy with how they turned out. I'm especially fond of the birdie on the purple towel.

Thanks for looking!

Could this little birdie be any sweeter? It's impossible.

7  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Monster Milk & Cookies Towel on: April 02, 2009 08:32:01 PM
I've been drawing my own designs lately and its been really fun. This is the first creation from my own artwork.

If only milk & cookies really looked like this.

8  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / T-Rex T-Shirts on: March 31, 2009 11:31:48 PM
Some of you may have seen my last post with the gentleman dinosaur t-shirt for the boy. This time around I was commissioned to make a t-rex shirt for a friend and I also made one for myself. I'm pretty happy with how they turned out.

The cute little grumpy dino was drawn by the boy. The black t-shirt (mine) was really stretchy and it made it hard to stitch on, so the dino is a little warped. All in all I'm happy with how these turned out, though. Thanks for looking!

9  CRAFTING FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL / Crafty Charitable/Social Causes / Wanted: Crafty-Goodness for the Portland Women's Crisis Line's Auction 8/28 on: March 12, 2009 04:37:48 PM
As some of you may know, the fab kittykill and I work for the Portland Women's Crisis Line in Portland, Oregon providing resources and peer support to survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Last year the Craftster community donated with great generosity to our annual auction and gala, and those items were a huge success at the auction!

The Portland Women's Crisis Line (PWCL) has a really young, fun and dare I say, hip crowd. Items like handstitched baby clothes/items, handmade clothing and jewelry, and other fun items are great. Unfortunately, we can't accept any fine art due to the fact that auction goers rarely pay what the art is worth.

The deadline for donations is July 1, 2009. We are a 501(c)(3) so donations are tax deductible and you would be provided with a tax receipt for your donation.

I can provide my shipping information if you are interested, and I'd be happy to answer any questions or provide you with more information through a PM on Craftster.

Visit our website to see the great work we do! www.pwcl.org. Thanks!
10  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / I <3 Unicorns Flour Sack on: March 10, 2009 07:38:20 PM
I have a friend who I owed a gift, and I couldn't think of anything better or more fitting than using the I <3 Unicorn pattern on a flour sack towel for him. It turned out amazingly cheesy and I was even able to try out chain stitch for the first time. Feast your eyes.

(ignore the wonky french knot. check out my chain stitching!)

And the last one, my dog decided to help with.

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