Friday, January 30, 2009

Cross Stitch

For the past five years or so I have been creating cross stitch pieces in my spare time.
Below are a few I have done!"Starry Night" was the first cross stitch I did to get back into it after a ten year gap. It took a few months during my spare time.
A common theme I chose after that was antique Singer sewing machine compositions. My mother has three different ones similar to this that I created for her.

This was my first own cross stitch design. I combined traditional methods with ribbon embroidery.Recently I have dabbled with painting the fabric and creating my own cross stitch designs on top of it. I found watercolors on the fabric work very well to create light colors to stitch on top of.

First Table Runner!

I am proud to say I have completed my first table runner! Done with applique and quilting.
Here is a close up of the bunny:

Monday, January 26, 2009

Current Softies!

Hi everyone, below are some softies I have created in the past few months. I have watched my mother sew for years and apparently some of it sunk in!
Her name is Bitesy and she is my first softie! Design from Kate Sutton.

This is Dirk. He is my first own design. He is jealous of Bitesy's spikes and wishes to he has a tail.
This is Thistle. Thistle is a greedy little Christmas gnome. He comes out when he smells candy canes & egg nog. He likes to steal ornaments from Christmas trees to put in his hole in the wall.
For the holidays I made peppermints since I was in a sewing mood!

That's all for now, more to come when the machine beckons!