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11  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: Mario Crew on: January 09, 2009 02:17:50 PM
Wow, incredible! I love them all Cheesy
12  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Anyone see that 1985 classic movie, "Clue"???? -embroidered portrait on: January 09, 2009 07:26:21 AM
Simply a gorgeous portret... I've never seen the movie, but all your comment make me want to hunt it down Cheesy
13  EUROPE / NETHERLANDS / Re: Shops in The Netherlands (cross stitch and other crafts) on: January 08, 2009 11:53:01 PM
hello could you tell me if there are any good paper craft shops in copenhagen? many thanks laura x

I think you best start a separate topic for that, Copenhagen is Denmark....
14  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: eat your veggies -- super mario bros. 2 on: January 08, 2009 11:51:22 PM
Beautiful, and you certainly improved the sprites Wink
15  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Epic Mario Cross Stitch (from Sprite Stitch) on: January 08, 2009 11:49:59 PM
Shocked Wow! Talk about patience! This is marvelous! But your project has raised a question in my own cross-stitching. Am I working with Aida cloth or evenweave? It has 22 stitches per inch, but it looks like the fabric you used here. Oh, the perils of buying craft supplies from a thrift shop. Cheesy

The difference is in the weaving of the fabric... In evenweave, it is one thread over one thread looking like a +. In Aida it is at least four threads over four threads, with the structure of "over, under, under, over", meaning that your thread cannot "slip" from one hole to the next... I like Aida better, I am doing a big project (330000 stitches) on 18-count aida now Wink

And again, thank you everybody for the nice comments here, you make me blush Wink
I guess I am a succer for big projects (bigger is more detail), but I am making a list of to do projects that are a lot smaller for some quick satisfaction... Cheesy
16  EUROPE / NETHERLANDS / Shops in The Netherlands (cross stitch and other crafts) on: January 08, 2009 01:20:30 AM
As a dutch ex-student I still travel around the country a lot, so I know of a few craft stores spread around the country. I'd like to share my tips, and maybe other posters know of other good stores? I look for (cross) stitching supplies mostly, but most stores carry a bit of everything.

Pipoos is all around Holland, though I find they have a small supply of cross stitching stuff.

Two great stores in Hoorn, pretty close together too:
Anjo Kleinvak (http://anjokleinvak.nl/, a large craft store with lots of yarn, fabric and other crafty stuff.
Schouten Handwerken (http://www.schoutenhandwerken.nl/), a small store that sells sewing machines, and lots and lots of yarn (the owner is a knitting fan Wink). They also have a big selection of cross stitching fabric, threads, patterns etc. (my favorite go to store!)

Naaldkunst (http://www.naaldkunst.nl/), a nice craft store with a big yarn selection, and a corner of cross stitching stuff, nice old store Cheesy

I am still looking for good stores in the vicinity of The Hague (Den Haag), Eindhoven/Helmond, Zutphen, Arnhem, Apeldoorn, Deventer, Amsterdam and Groningen. Anybody have any tips?
17  U.K. AND IRELAND / ENGLAND / Shops in London (cross stitch specifically) on: January 08, 2009 01:07:19 AM
Hey everybody,

I travel to London on business several times a year, but I have never been able to find a good craft store that sells cross stitch stuff (kits, thread and fabric). I know Liberty caries kits, but they weren't really my style (or price range).
Just wondering if anybody has any tips for me for shops in (Central) London?

Thanks in advance,
18  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Russian Propaganda Poster in Stitches on: January 08, 2009 12:41:47 AM
Very cool styling Cheesy There is something about Russian art that draws you to it, I guess that's what makes good propaganda Wink
19  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: squirrels love acorns pocket pot holder on: January 08, 2009 12:40:46 AM
It looks great, I would be afraid to use it. I would just leave it in my kitchen for it to look pretty Cheesy
20  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Epic Mario Cross Stitch (from Sprite Stitch) on: January 08, 2009 12:38:58 AM
Wow, I didn't expect so many replies...  Grin Grin Grin

Needless to say, I won't be doing an over one project any time soon. It wasn't so much the small size of the crosses that bothered me, but more the fact that threads kept slipping under the fabric into the next hole...

I love the Sprite Stitch patterns too, and I am looking to combine some sprites to form a square so I can try my hand at making a biscornu (also a first for me). And I love the Baby Peach pattern, I think I will make that for a friend who is expecting Cheesy

More information about this project:

It measures 200 x 150 stitches. The size in centimeters or inches is unknown (I am at work now, I will measure when I get home). My estimate is about 30 x 20 cm.

I used one strand of DMC. The colors I used were:
310 - Black
221 - Dark red (bricks)
906 - Light green
950 - Pink (for the light touches on the bricks)
434 - Brown
699 - Dark green
321 - Red
3823 - Broken white
995 - Blue (two skeins)
740 - Orange.
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