Thursday, January 19, 2012

Perrin's Starling - Part 2: Embroidering the Label

I stitched the label for her bag at Crafing in Public night last week.
» read full post

Monday, August 10, 2009

Dragon & Monkey Book Protector

Andrew and I go on walks a lot, and in the summer we like to stop and sit in the park for a bit.  I usually stick a project in my bag for me to work on and carry a book for Andrew.  But I'm always afraid I'm going to totally crumple up his book pages in my bag, so I thought I'd make a book protector.  I can stick his book in it and throw that in my purse or tote and not worry about it.
» read full post

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Scale Macro

Some macro photos of the before and after of adding the other diagonal of the scales.
» read full post

Friday, July 31, 2009

The Never Ending Project

This is where the text should go.
» read full post

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Taking Out The Stabilizer

Snip snip snip.  Tear tear tear.  Picking at tiny bits of stabilizer with tweezers.  It's a lot more relaxing than it sounds.
» read full post

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Stitching Under Watchful Eyes

Today was a rare dry day.  It feels like it's been raining for months.  And I think it has been!  The forecast doesn't even give us a *glimmer* of a *hope* of a rain-free day until July 31st.  Ugh!
» read full post

Thursday, July 16, 2009

I Shoulda Stitched Myself An Umbrella

Went to the park again after work and got some more stitching done.  It was HOT today, but all the sudden the sky went dark.  We started towards home but we didn't beat the rain.  We ended up having to duck under awnings and in door ways *three* different times to keep out of the serial deluges.
» read full post

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Sitting In The Park Stitching

Spent some dreamy time stitching in the park yesterday.  Heaven.
» read full post

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Flower Purse - Update 16

Today I curled up on the couch in the sun and embroidered a label for the purse.  I used vintage hem facing from Michelle of Green Kitchen fame.
» read full post

Monday, September 01, 2008

A Collaboration Embroidery Project

I'm loving this three day weekend!  I was able to finish up one of my A Collaboration pieces ... for Word 4 - Secrets.
» read full post

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Anticraft Project Two

I originally designed the Bad Eggs around Easter of 2006.  I did a set of four in black with embroidered designs.  At the time, I thought subversive Easter eggs (traditionally-colored eggs with non-traditional imagery) would be hilarious, and I got my chance to make some when they were accepted  for the Anticraft  book.

Look at that squirting arterial blood!  I can't tell you how much I love that decapitated bunny.  It warms my heart.  I couldn't be happier about how it turned out.  The white-on-white embroidery outlining his leg doesn't photograph well, but it looks good in person.  His tail is a bunch of floss loops making a 3-D puff.

Ahhhh ... a cute chick with a taste for eyes.  Chirp!  The eyes filling the basket are made with a tiny sequin and a black seed bead ... and embroidered eyelashes.  I do realize that if a chick was digging the eyeballs out of peoples' heads and collecting them in a basket that they wouldn't still have eyelashes, but I think that makes it all the more creepy. :)  It totally oogs me out that the chick is holding an eye by the optic nerve.

The other two eggs in the Bad Eggs set are based on the original designs.  One is embroidered with 360° flames and the other has evil eyes on each side in alternating warm and cool colors.

Certainly, you could make non-snarky Easter eggs with the pattern ... but why would you? ;)
» read full post

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Tutorial: Hand Sew Felt Using Blanket Stitch

This step-by-step tutorial explains exactly to use the blanket stitch to both sew two pieces of felt together and use it as an edging. There are special tips on how to go around corners, to stitch around circles, and what to do if you run out of floss in the middle. Each step is accompanied by a photo.
» read full post

Monday, May 07, 2007

Tutorial: Embroidery On Felt

In this tutorial, I show you how I make my handbag labels and how you can embroider any design onto felt. Photos illustrate every step of the process.
» read full post

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Tutorial: Hand Sew Felt Using Whip Stitch

This step-by-step tutorial explains exactly to use the whip stitch to sew two pieces of felt together. Each step is accompanied by a photo.
» read full post