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11  Stitch-It Kit pillowcase #2 in Sublime Stitching Embroidery by floresita on: July 18, 2006 06:10:57 AM

I finished my second Stitch-It Kit pillowcase and all I can say is they're VERY addictive. Smiley  I used this one to practice my French knots, but they're still pretty wonky.  Nevertheless, I'm happy with the rest of it.  The words on the banner say "dream of me" in Spanish and what the little bird says is hard to translate - it's a pet name people call each other, literally, "my heaven".  Wink
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12  Cute embroidered design - now what do I do with it? in Needlework: Completed Projects by floresita on: July 12, 2006 11:31:04 AM

I stitched this recently as a gift for a friend - the design is based on one of her illustrations, that you can find here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/minkoff/78418594/in/set-1373261/

I like it, but now I'm stumped - maybe you creative folks can help - it's on the corner of a dish towel right now - what's an easy, crafty thing I can do with it? Thanks for taking a peek! Smiley
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13  Pillowcase with calavera, little bird, and eh, coffee cup... in Sublime Stitching Embroidery by floresita on: June 25, 2006 02:15:17 PM

I used the Stitch-It Kit patterns again for this pillowcase - the skull is a tattoo-like design that originally said "True Love" underneath.  I added some embellishment to it - I'd say the skull and the banner are my favorite part.  The message "Duerme con los angelitos" is a sweet little saying in Spanish - roughly translated as "Sleep with the little angels."
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14  Wash Kitty embroidered t-shirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by floresita on: June 23, 2006 07:08:28 AM

So, after a brief break from stitching cutesy cats, here's another.  I stitched a Task-a-Day kitty that used to be on this page: http://www.patternbee.com/FREEPATTERNS.html - it's been removed since then, but there are still lots of other cute, free patterns there.

The washing machine is a scrap of light purple t-shirt that I embroidered on and the shirt is a bargain find from a local store.  I hope my friend likes this as much as I do! Smiley
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15  Re: embroidered dinosaurs tank top in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by floresita on: June 22, 2006 06:32:47 AM
so let me see, you are embrodiering the patches and then how are you attaching them to the shirt?  feasable web?

My method was super low-tech, actually... Smiley  First I transferred the design onto the scraps, then cut the scraps just a bit bigger than the outline.  I pinned the scraps onto the shirt and used the embroidery to sew it into place:

There was a small ragged edge around the scraps, but that's exactly what I was going for!  Also, since it's t-shirt material it doesn't fray as much as regular cotton...
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16  Pinup dish towel with Stitch-It Kit patterns in Sublime Stitching Embroidery by floresita on: June 11, 2006 11:51:21 AM

I used the Stitch-It kit patterns for the little motifs in the corners: atomizer, lipstick tube, mascara wand, and compact.  The pinup in the middle is a free pattern from www.needlecrafter.com (http://www.needlecrafter.com/frameset.php?load=http://www.needlecrafter.com/patterns.html). 

I absolutely love the Stitch-It kit - I'm having so much fun with these patterns and the kitschy floss colors!
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17  Pinup dish towel (with a few Sublime Stitching motifs) in Needlework: Completed Projects by floresita on: June 11, 2006 11:41:56 AM

bigger: http://static.flickr.com/76/164624640_0c7f520e53_b.jpg

I caught a cold so I embroidered this dish towel yesterday for some entertainment.  The pinup is from www.needlecrafter.com (http://www.needlecrafter.com/frameset.php?load=http://www.needlecrafter.com/patterns.html), as is the "Baby" lettering underneath.  The lipstick tube, mascara wand, atomizer and compact are all Sublime Stitching patterns (which are incredibly fun to stitch!) The floss and dish towel are from Jenny Hart's Stitch-It kit. Not sure, maybe I'll make this into a pillow?
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18  embroidered dinosaurs tank top in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by floresita on: June 08, 2006 07:37:41 AM

I'm still taking a rest from the embroidered cats, so I embroidered this dino shirt for a friend of mine.  The tank top is from Forever 21.

I wanted the embroidery to show up a little more, so I appliqued little scraps of old t-shirts. The pattern is from an Aunt Martha's dinosaur book, which has some pretty hilarious designs: http://www.colonialpatterns.com/Transfer%20Pattern%20Books%20Order%20Page.html
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19  floresita embroidered t-shirt (many pics) in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by floresita on: May 23, 2006 06:49:22 AM
Ok, so I took a brief break from the kitschy cat designs I've been sewing on t-shirts...  
I used an old drawing of mine, traced some lettering and flowers, and came up with this design:


And here, it is, finished!

I like how it came out, but it's so hard to photograph the details.  Oh well, hope you enjoy it!
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20  Re: Shopping Cats embroidered t-shirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by floresita on: May 18, 2006 06:39:46 AM
I am dying to know how you embroider the t-shirt knit without stabilizer...Do you use a hoop?  I find that anything I do ends up totally crinkly  Sad Beautiful work, I love your stuff!

Thank you!  Yes I do use a hoop, and I find that's all I need.  Just avoid pulling your stitches too tight or too loose, a little practice and you've got it...  Also, don't pull your t-shirt too tight in the hoop - it's never going to be fully taut, like cotton - a little loose is perfect.  Here's another kitty in a hoop:

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