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« on: June 22, 2005 03:55:42 PM »

Well, this is my first craftster post.  I just started embroidering, and this was my first project.  It's a cowgirl.  I know, it's been done, but well...I like them.  hee hee.  Anyhoo, I used chain stitch, buttonhole stitch, and whipped stem stitch for the hat, burden stitch outlined with stem stitch for the hair, and stem stitch/split stitch filled with satin (I think, lol) stitch for the the eyes and lips.  hrmm.. I was trying to learn as many stitches as I could in one project.  I tried to make the hair look like a pixellated blue/black cartoony effect, if you have any idea what I mean.  The photo is kind of crappy because I scanned it (I don't have a digital camera). The picture is drawn from a clipart image from tack-o-rama .  Now I just have to figure out what to do with it...
erm... I just saw another embroidered cowgirl on here...whoops.  well, props to you, you did it first, and it's way cooler. Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2005 04:19:42 PM »

That is great!
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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2005 05:55:09 AM »

wow.  Your stitches are so neat!  I just love how you did the pixelated look on the hair!!!  I really had to read it a couple of times to re-assure myself that it was not machine-stitched. 

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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2005 08:40:29 AM »

Yes indeed, that is one awesome cowgirl!  I also thought it was machine done!  I can't believe this is your first project.
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2005 10:10:00 AM »

woohoo!  thanks you guys!  feedback is good times!
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« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2005 02:12:51 PM »

thats awesome. m first project is going horribly with some weird made up stitch.
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« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2005 06:35:52 PM »

I too love vintage western stuff, and you did an awesome kickass job. You could make it into a makeup pouch, or applique it on a shirt, or the back of a jacket,make a wallet or a wallhanging with a cute saying like Cowboy Up!

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« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2005 07:52:58 PM »

I too love vintage western stuff, and you did an awesome kickass job. You could make it into a makeup pouch, or applique it on a shirt, or the back of a jacket,make a wallet or a wallhanging with a cute saying like Cowboy Up!

I love the pouch idea!  I saw the tute earlier, and I'm FINALLY getting a sewing machine, so maybe I'll try it out on this.  hmm... suddenly feel like a master sewing machine operator... (though I am definately not.  not yet Wink ).
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2005 05:18:43 PM »

That is AMAZING! My first embroidery looked craptastic.  I am in awe!

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« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2005 12:55:23 PM »

WOW.  :oYou did an awesome job! I would have thought that is was machine made.  I have a home embroidery machine, and yours looks every bit as good. Keep it up and you'll make some money!
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