Friday, July 24, 2009

New territory

I have been stitching for about 17 years and I have never used even weave or a wooden hoop.

Today I can cross those items off my list of stuff I haven't worked with yet. In fact those two things are the only items on said list. (hehe)

I normally use metal tension hoops, and aida fabric.

This particular project I just finished is for a friend's wedding present. I can post it here because I don't think that she knows that this blog exists. It will be made into a wall hanging that my sister and I are working on together.

I use a free chart from DMC for the shoe, and my sister made up the little poem.
Our friend has a sign that hangs on the outside her door to her apartment that says something about no shoes allowed. It's just a piece of paper, and we thought that this looks way more classier.

I am very proud of how the lettering turned out. I really haven't done a project with words. And with this fabric was a bigger challenge, but a lot of fun.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Coin Purse

I made a coin purse in the shape of one of my Monsterously Cute monsters!

He is made just like the real thing. Felt and thread, but instead of stuffing him I lined him with green cotton fabric.

I'm not sure if it's something that I want to make to seel or it's just a one time thing. Still thinking about that one...

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


I love stuffies!
I love making them and I think that I will never stop making them. They are just too much fun. And easy!
I made this cutie from a book that I bought a few years ago. And I lovingly named her Fiona. She really only took me a couple hours to make. I had found some argyle socks in a dollar bin at a store a few years back and just knew that they were destined for a greater purpose.
Her "ribbons" are made out of another mutilated sock. She took about roughly two socks to make her body.

She is completely hand stitched. I could have used a machine for most to the stitching but I felt that she needed to be all hand stitched. I think I wanted to torture myself or something like that.

This is a very good reason to keep all those socks that the sock monster eat the partners of.

I made another one of those cuties before a couple of years ago for one of my sister-in-laws.
His name is simply Argyle.

Perfectly mismatched socks need not go to waste any longer!

If you are interested in the book I used, it's called:
Stupid Sock Creatures, by John Murphy
There a lot of fun patterns and ideas, you could make thousands of them!