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« on: March 19, 2008 07:20:09 PM »

Hi!  This is my first project to share here on Craftster.  I'm almost a beginner to embroidery, other than cross stitch.  I just got a sewing machine a few weeks ago, and I know some people who are having babies, so I decided to make a baby-sized crazy quilt as a practice project.  The book I was reading had an example of crazy patchwork, where a bunch of the patches had cute little things embroidered on it.  So I thought it would be fun to do that for this quilt. 

The giraffe was the first one I did, and my first attempt at ever doing satin stitch.  I actually think the giraffe's eye and spots turned out better than the eyes on the mouse and squirrel, whose eyes look sort of mean to me.  Oh, well.  I am not the one who will have to tend to a toddler who wakes up shrieking because of nightmares about the evil mouse and squirrel on her blanky.  I am a bad friend.  I am not going to warn the mother of the child who ultimately receives this quilt.

This guy looked awful before I added leaves to the picture. WHAT WAS HE TRYING TO LICK? 

This is Hunca Munca from Beatrix Potter's "A Tale of Two Bad Mice". It is a touching story about two mice who break a doll's house to look for food, but then become frustrated and trash the place. They steal a bunch of the dolls' things and take them back to their mousehole. Then after committing these atrocities, they voluntarily clean the dolls' house every day for the rest of their lives. Well, it was 1905. I guess they didn't know about recidivism then.

This is Squirrel Nutkin, who is apparently getting ready to throw some type of projectile at someone or something. What a hoodlum. I think he drinks and smokes on school nights.

The weird blue marks are from the water soluble fabric pen I used to transfer the patterns onto the material.  I realized after I uploaded the pictures that I had forgotten to wet the fabric to get rid of them.  So try to pretend it isn't there!
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2008 07:48:35 PM »

They're all really lovely!
But the giraffe stole my heart. Smiley
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2008 08:10:12 PM »

awww so cute they eyes are kinda creepy the squirell looks like a ninja squirrell i love it and i love the giraffees tongue Cheesy the mouse doesn't look that evil im sure the child will not get scared

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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2008 08:12:42 PM »

Cute and your description made me giggle! Cheesy

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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2008 09:03:30 PM »

This guy looked awful before I added leaves to the picture. WHAT WAS HE TRYING TO LICK? 

Hilarious! I think he was Gene Simmons from KISS in his previous life!!!
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I WIST I had all these super cool things!

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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2008 11:11:00 AM »

These are so cute. I love your descriptions very funny. Are you going to add whiskers to the mouse or just leave her? They look awesome can you post pics of them all on the blanket when you are done?

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« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2008 09:52:32 PM »

Oh, thanks for the comments, you guys!  This is my first embroidery effort so it's great to get some positive reactions to it. 

All of my patterns were pictures I found online for free - the Beatrix Potter ones came from children's coloring pictures off peterrabbit.com, and the giraffe came from the free patterns at needlecrafter.com.  The only pain was having to trace them on instead of having an iron-on pattern. 

The main saving grace of that giraffe is the leaves they included in the image.  Otherwise, he looks quite inappropriate.  Gene Simmons, indeed!

I think I am going to leave the whiskers off, after thinking about it, although if I wash the ink out and realize it looks all wrong, I may go back with fewer strands of floss (I used 3 strands for these) and make the whiskers very fine and thin.  I still have a couple other images I'm working on, and certainly the blanket itself.  I'll be sure to post them when I'm done!  I still haven't actually ever done patchwork, so I decided to work on some smaller practice stuff, like a needle book or something.  I could probably use the experience!

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« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2008 09:57:50 AM »

Adorable! I love the squirrell. Grin

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