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« on: May 15, 2005 10:09:16 AM »

i just moved into a new room and went to the thrift store to fance it up a bit. i got all these mismatched linens and wanted to try embroidery on some small pillowcases i bought. i have only so much patience, so i decided to see what i could do with my mom's old sewing machine from the 70s. i just finished the first one. i used all zigzag stitch, adjusting the width as i went to give the branches some shaping. this is my first project i've posted and i'm still getting to know my way around a sewing machine, so please excuse the simplicity of my craftsterness.



a close up of my not-so-good stitching


oooo, talk about fancin' it up!


this post helped get me started:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=3633.0

i scanned in some pretty flowers from an old japanese book and printed 'em up and ironed 'em on...

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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2005 11:45:01 AM »

Very nice!  Like many paintings, the beauty is more apparent from a distance than in looking at the individual strokes.   The cherry blossoms go nicely with your bedding.
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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2005 04:45:22 PM »

oooh thats neat! like cherry blossoms =D
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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2005 05:54:50 PM »

Lovely!!! I really like that idea!! Well done!
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« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2005 05:56:36 PM »

neato!  Great colors, too!
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« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2005 03:33:53 PM »

i love the simplicity in the execution of the project and the design you chose. i also like the rawness of the stitches up close. very elegant!!
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« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2005 02:16:17 PM »

That is a very cool concept, and I see it turned out very nicely!  Getting that chic embroidered look doesn't have to take a lot of skill or time just enginuity~
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« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2005 04:27:09 PM »

I'm moving into a new apartment with my FH, and I wanted to do an asian theme, with a new duvet cover and everything.  I thought about putting some embrodery on it, but I never thought to do zig zag stiches!  Brilliant!
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« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2005 02:01:08 PM »

this is my first project i've posted and i'm still getting to know my way around a sewing machine, so please excuse the simplicity of my craftsterness.

It might be "simple" as you put it, but it looks wonderful!  I love the simple detail of it.  I'd of never thought to do it that way.

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« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2005 02:05:03 PM »

that looks awesome.
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« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2005 05:09:30 PM »

Love it! Love it! Love it! 
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« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2005 05:14:10 PM »

Looks fab!
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« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2005 08:32:49 PM »

i think this is a very clever idea.  a quick way to do good looking embroidery...

i might try it..
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« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2005 04:35:12 PM »

Nice, I really like how it fits in with the rest of your color scheme Smiley
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