Apr 1, 2009

my special proyect

I've been wanting a special wallet for myself for I dont know how long now. A wallet with enough room for all my credit cards, id, license etc. As a special treat for myself, I decidede to sew one.
Everything started with a: I want it felted. Bought some black wool and knitted a large enough rectangle to do the trick. The first idea was to make this pretty simple wallet with some ladybug buttons I love and some simple embroidery work, afterall I'm just a rookie. Keep it simple I thought.

As my mind worked on the idea..paisleys began to appear and ladybugs were sent into the button tin until further notice. grabbed some embroidery cotton...then some seed beads...metallic thread...till...well, I'm up to here:

Mar 31, 2009

the circular bag

Not posting bout it, doesnt mean I'm not into crafting....I can't go without crafting....I've got to do it, even if its only inside my mind...jaja

Last winter I knitted a lot of scarves, so my knitting is more even now. Practice makes the master. My next proyect is an easy lace scarf from lion brand patterns, or sothey say "easy" lets see how "easy" it turns out to be...jejeje

I crocheted a circular woolen bag...and felted it! Felting was a troubling issue cause I really liked the texture of the wool and how one dc looked next to the other...

still I planned to "half" felt it. My lack of experience...ended up with a small, pretty fully felted bag...jajaja While inside the machine it slipped out of the pillowcase and the pompons ended up messed all over the bag and the towel i tossed in for felting jajajaja I'm learning...jaja
Nonetheless I love my bag :D

So pretty it looked...oooh

Double crochet detail

before felting with its lovely pompons

After felting with its lovely beads ;-p

Bead detail

The wolf revisited

I had already forgotten bout this entrance, till...someone out there asked for the rest of the pics and story of this wolf stitchery... its been some time now hum?..well...I took pics of the everyday advances, though they turned out pretty bad..hehe.

Anyway, the thing is, back then I was looking for a project that could be challenging enough to fulfill my stitching urgency as well as easy to finish in a few days. So, while into that I found this long kept kit between my aida fabric...a wolf totem. Around those days, I met this guy who calls the wolf his totem...By then he had already become a very special person in my life, his sole appearance in it is special so, it was well worth the stitching as a present...

First day...
beginning of second
I think I'm getting better and better

detail of finishes stitchery
just an hour before finishing it

Jan 13, 2009

Totem: the wolf

The other day I was looking for something to satisfy my urge for stitching....took me 5 days to finish it all!!! Gosh..jejeje anyway Ill soon post the advances day by day. And the whole story, today I just wanted to show off with this deep eyed wolf n_n

Jan 2, 2009

moms fave sweater....new pics here!!

My mom is one of the pickiest persons I know when it comes to clothing. The other day she burnt one of her favorite sweaters, the first time in I dont know how many years of smoking...and it had to happen on this one in particular. So Mom came to me and asked if i could please embroider something on it.

Can you see there the loose stitches?

(sorry for the lack of sharpness, cellphone pic)

Gosh Mom! look at the size of that hole?! jajaja Well...as good a daughter as I can be (lol) I took up the task seriously.

Grabbed a hook and started stabilizing the fabric

Then using a couple of strads of embroidery cotton I weaved a mesh to cover the hole. As some stitches remained complete I just picked them up with the needle and passed the thread through them so theu wouldnt unravel. Turned out pretty good for my firts time.

After that, I used some termofusible knitted linning to make it even more stable and started to embroider a nice flower so the hole looked more like an embelishement and not as much as a repair jeje. Voilá...not thaat bad isnt it? jejeje Taking in consideration I'm just starting to learn embroidery....

what is it with me and baby projects?

baby coloured fabric, threads, patterns.....and a year I finished the patchwork blanket for Ximena.... Felt like forever jajaja.

First I cross-stitched 5 blocks with really cute animals, then I did the rest. Bunch o little squares, sew them together and try to match them as good as I was able to. Though I'm aware its my very first attempt on this kind of projects and mistakes happen, the colour matches are a bit dreadfull... maybe im being too hard on me, I like the whole thing buuut the fabric matches are really weird. Dunno what to say but I enjoyed a lot doing this blankie, hope Ximena likes it too.

Ill let the images speak for me, ya guys tell me what you think bout it.

bunny's detail

duckling detail

bear's detail

perfect 1/4 " seams buuut all weirdly ironed jajaja