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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / the match fumbler on: July 17, 2010 11:05:51 AM
I went to a garage sale recently and bought several copies of Time and Look magazines from the mid-sixties and I have been doing tons of sketches from them. One of my favorite is of British actress Julie Christie. I had never even heard of her before but the images I found of her were just so striking.

This came from an image of Christie having her cigarette lit by one of the magazine's photographers. I really loved the closeness and intimacy of the original image so that's what I was trying my best to capture.

2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Shades of Grey on: July 17, 2010 10:53:27 AM
Thanks guys!

are you going to hang it on your wall?

I'm not entirely sure what I'm going to do with it. Right now, it's folded up in a corner with a few other things I've stitched because I found myself fighting our wood paneling too much when I tried to hang it to photograph it, haha.
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Shades of Grey on: July 10, 2010 08:16:55 PM
This came from a random picture I drew in my sketchbook. I wanted to try to use varying shades of grey thread to replicate the pencil shading of the original drawing. It's stitched on a vintage table runner I found in my boyfriend's grandma's basement.   

4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Suggestions for vintage romper recon? on: May 22, 2010 10:53:32 AM
So I've been looking for a romper for quite sometime now because I think they're adorable and they look super comfy. Well, I was at some garage sales today and I picked up what I though was a nightgown for fabric and when I got home and unfolded it I realized it was, in fact, a vintage romper. Score!

[ignore my super smudgey mirror]

So I tried it on and it actually fits perfect, but here's the problem: The neckline is horribly unflattering. The whole top just looks crazy on me [and also induces crazy faces on me, apparently]

But, I love the pattern and I think it has potential. My question is, what would be the best for me to do to fix this? Any suggestions have to be something I can execute by hand as I have no working sewing machine. I also wouldn't mind adding something in the middle to break up the pattern a bit and help define some sort of waist.

Any suggestions greatly appreciated!
5  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: embroidered Sailor Jerry Tattoo Napkins - part 2 of 3 on: May 18, 2010 09:52:28 AM
That last one is definitely my favorite. Awesome job!
6  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Dying fabric and stitching: My summer break begins! on: May 18, 2010 09:50:20 AM
I have been working on tons of new stuff lately. Everything is from the same scrap of found fabric, hand-dyed with household items. I've also been trying to use my own original artwork for everything, so I'm pretty excited.

This was dyed with a combination of tea. Stitched all in green with three strands and laced on to cardboard.

These two were dyed with an India Ink wash and also laced on to cardboard and backed with felt. I am happy with both but I think the one in teal and lavender turned out a little better. I also cut the cardboard of the green one a little two small and just had to go with it.

There's quite a bit more detail on my blog if you're interested: http://stopmeohoh.blogspot.com/2010/05/back-in-fact.html.

Thanks for looking!
7  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: the 80s threw-up on this bag. on: April 15, 2010 04:36:35 PM
Awesome to the Maxx! I really love those neon, dayglo eighties colors [more than I'm usually willing to admit.] Great job!
8  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Bacon is dandy. (shamefully abundant photos) on: April 11, 2010 08:07:31 AM
I have loved everything you've done on that Beatrix Potter fabric, but this certainly takes the bacon-flavored cake! It's so detailed I can barely stand it! I love the chain and the hair but would it be weird if I said that the trees were my favorite?
9  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Nightwish, Motley Crue and more :) on: April 09, 2010 10:12:25 AM
This is fantastic! I have seen Motley Crue in concert twice and both times they were about the same size as the version of them you stitched, haha!

I cannot explain how awesome this is, Great job!
10  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Little Mary Sunshine on: March 29, 2010 10:39:55 PM
I love the way you did the hair and your choice of fabric. Awesome job!
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