I have a couple of questions for all those stitchers out there in stitchyland.
1. where do you get those fabulous frames?
I look at other peoples completed work and they have the coolest frames! Is it a second hand find or garage sale find? Or maybe a dollar store find? I hate to plop down a butt load of money for a frame. My project only cost me a dollar or two. I certainly don't want to spend too much more on a frame. Sadly most of my work isn't framed. They sit in a pile in a drawer, waiting for framing or pillow-ing. :)
2. where do you get your charts from?
Most of my charts and patterns come from the internets! Although I do have a large collection of books and magazines and such, but they are almost as old as me. But I do love to pick up a British magazine from time to time if it catches my eye. They seem to have more fun and whimsical content.
3. What does your significant other think of your hobby?
Mine likes it because it's sew (haha, get it? sew, so) cheap. And it produces cheap but handmade gifts for around the holidays. He wants me to make some sprites (old video game characters) for him.
And just so this post isn't just words. Face it, wordy blogs can be a bit boring looking. :)
Here is a photo of some hand bags that I have appliquéd.
It's only a few bags I have made more of time. They are fun and easy. My favorite is the heart and cross bones.
And since this my blog I will add that they can be purchased through my Etsy shop. :)
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
I showed my sister the finished cross stitch and she LOVED it! That was a load off of my shoulders!
Then we took it with us to a couple of different fabric stores and picked out some vintage-y looking material.
We are going to make it look quilted. It will have little "pinwheels" to look like flowers to kinda frame it. I can't wait to finish it. I will most definitely post pics of the final product.