A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Does your gift list have you stumped? Can never figure out what to make for Great Aunt Felma?  Each day through December 24, we are featuring a fabulous gift tutorial!  Check out the 2017 Handmade Holiday Gift Guide for (free!) recipes, patterns and more.
Total Members: 319,837
Currently Running With Scissors:
151 Guests and 3 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Halloween Needlework  (Read 958 times)
Tags for this thread: crayon_tinting  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
1+
 
Mellius01
« on: September 26, 2008 07:30:40 PM »

I did these for a Halloween swap. My partner received her package today so I think it's safe to post.

First up is my first attempt at crayon tinting and my first embroidery piece in 30 years. I kind of gave up on embroidery once I discovered cross stitching. Anyway, here it is. I made a photo album cover. The letters are some plastic ones I found at Michael's, the spider is done with acrylic paint.



And here is a trivet. The skull is cross stitched with a simple spider patterned cloth background:



If only my photography skills matched my needlework skills.  Cheesy

Whatcha all think?
THIS ROCKS   Logged
micheleleigh
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2008 08:07:20 PM »

i think your stuff looks great! i really like the checkered hat on the album cover. and the spider fabric on the cross stitched piece.Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Mellius01
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2008 09:15:39 PM »

Oh, I was so in hopes you'd comment. Thanks so much! The swap was for "vintage" Halloween and I had a hard time finding an image that lent itself to embroidery. I wanted to try the crayon tinting but it didn't come out quite as well as I'd hoped. Still, I think it looks pretty good overall.

The spider cloth is fun. I don't sew so I have no use for it really, but I liked the pattern and thought it would make a nice accent for the skull, which I thought was a cool looking pattern.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
kittykill
Global Moderator
Guest Blogger
Needlework Moderator
Occasions and Holidays Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 35514
Joined: 25-Sep-2004

I got 99 problems, but a stitch ain't one.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2008 04:51:32 PM »

I love the skull cross stitch. Very creepy and cute.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



Latest Blog Articles
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Recycled Sweater Quilt
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Mini Heart Pinata
Oh, deer!



Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.