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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / ThIs iS LiKe ThIs Cross Stitch on: May 31, 2018 06:56:48 AM
I made this as a present for my mentor/friend. It's one of my mom's favorite sayings.

I used this generator to make the text: https://www.stitchpoint.com/eng/tool/alph/cross-stitch-writing-tool.php and then I free handed the flowers (which is why they are not symmetrical) after looking at a lot of google images of cross stitch borders. I didn't have any felt on hand for the backing. Instead I used some scrap jersey and slipped a thin piece of card stock underneath to make it smooth.

I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. Hopefully my friend will like it!


Front:


Back:
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Bouquetcat Mao on: February 13, 2018 08:06:35 PM
Such scornful elegance!

And exactly what I wanted for Valentine's Day: photos of Chaircat Mao in a fancy new hat Cheesy
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Small backpack for city errands and commuting by bike on: March 30, 2017 06:05:24 PM
Thank you for all the lovely compliments!

Funny story about the fabric: A couple years ago I had a babysitting debacle in which my young charge threw a huge hissy fit after the parents left resulting in us getting locked out of the apartment and I having to climb  through the neighbors window on to the fire escape and then back through the family's window to get us back into the apartment. The parents had removed the deadbolt from their door so the child was able to open the door and run out into the stairwell. Since the slam-lock was engaged, the door locked behind us as I tried to catch the child. Needless to say the parents felt rather guilty. The mother worked in fabric design and sent me a 25lb box of upholstery remnants (I had mentioned I enjoyed sewing. So that's were the outer fabric came from  Cheesy
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Small backpack for city errands and commuting by bike on: March 30, 2017 04:25:05 AM


I made this backpack over Christmas. I needed something low profile that would fit my bike lock, wallet, phone, keys, and an extra layer. After much tutorial searching on the internet, I settled mostly on this one: https://hartandsew.blogspot.com/2012/09/back-to-school-backpack-tutorial.html
 

I'm pretty please with the way it turned out, though there are definitely modifications I want to make next time I am reunited with my sewing machine and fabric stash. I would make the body of the bag slightly bigger and put either a zipper or drawstring closure on it. I also stupidly left off the tab for hanging up the backpack and now wish I hadn't.



backside


Inside has a small pocket


Flap clips closed. and there is a zippered pocket that fits my phone and keys.

5  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: 18th Century Boy on: March 30, 2017 03:53:31 AM
I love how happy your son looks in his new suit! Beautiful job!
6  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: V&A Museum Replica of Victorian dress 1880's on: February 03, 2017 06:15:55 PM
Wow, impressive! I think it turned out beautifully!
7  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: A saying to live by. . . on: February 25, 2013 02:18:45 PM
Thanks for the compliments Grin

I think it is great. I can not help much as I don't know what corks are. I need some research I think.

Corks are like small bouys on the top of the net. They float on the surface of the water and the net hangs down from them.  In my cross stitch, the corks are the white ovals at the top of the netting and are difficult to see against the cream background.
8  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Cracking Nuts Arabian Style *added a couple photos on: February 25, 2013 02:09:42 PM
Thanks for the compliments Smiley I was really pleased with how it looked on stage.

Your version looks infinitely better. And the snap-in-your-undies is brilliant. The costume shop should be worried you'll put them out of business!

Alas, if only working in the costume shop paid more. Unfortunately, like many arts organizations, our company doesn't have a lot of money and the costumes suffer for it.
9  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: 1st cross stitch attempt, phonetic alphabet & a nod to Adam Ant on: February 03, 2013 09:00:48 PM
Great job! And having just completed my first cross stitch too, I agree they are addicting.
10  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Samhain verse on: February 03, 2013 08:58:04 PM
It's really nice! I like how the painting of the cloth turned out.
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