Saturday, March 27, 2010

Sugar Skulls!

Embroidered on a tea towel. A Jenny Hart design.

I stitched it for my sister. She LOVES it!

I am VERY pleased with my stitches. And look at those sexy french knots! I'm so super excited that I FINALLY mastered the bastards!

Friday, March 26, 2010


Heart with bats wings! One of my very first designs, ever.
I stitched it on a canvas messenger bag that I have.
Stitching on canvas sucks! Plain and simple.
I've had to start and stop several times but my poor index and thumb hurt, from all the yanking the needle through all that thick fabric.

I saw a cute little birdie in a coloring book and I knew that I had to stitch it up! I think he turned out pretty good.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Simple snap closure wallet

I needed a new wallet for my new purse (sadly, I perchased it, didn't make it). So I surfed around Craftster and found an easy tutorial of one. :)

This is my first one. I have a feeling that I will make more. I think I'll add some thin cardboard to make it stiffer, next time.

It only took me about 20 minutes. Easy!

There is always room for improvement, but like I said, it's the first one.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Hand embroidered bag

I have been wanting to stitch this one up for a while now. I just didn't have anything that it would look good on. But I did some digging in my craft closet and found a bag that it would look beautiful on.

My hubby had drawn this beauty a little while ago and I fell in love with it. In fact I love all the pretty girls that he draws. They seem to have personalities.

I'm very proud of my stitching on the hair. I've been having problems with the stem stitch. I know its one of the easier stitches, but my brain had a hard time grasping the concept.
I'm not sure if I want to add some embellishments around it or what not. I guess if I did, I can always add them later.

And I hope to stitch up more of his lovelies.