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