Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Rex Bumblesworth cross stitch, 100% original

This is my first ever 100% original cross stitch. My husband loves to draw, and we turned his sketch of a cute bee into a pattern. I am selling the pattern in my Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/starrley
It's not the greatest photo, but I'm going to try to take a better one. I'll be making and stitching a lot more patterns based on my husband's illustrations.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Look what's on the front page at Craftster.org!!!!!

It's my pea embroidery, as the photo for Featured Projects! Click to see it bigger, or visit Craftster (it's an awesome site): http://www.craftster.org/

Friday, February 17, 2012

Embroidered and Quilted Wall Hanging

I made this about 3 and a half years ago, when I was pregnant with my first baby. I started it as a lap quilt, and then I turned into a wall hanging. I quilted the squares together, then I embroidered my designs and embellished with buttons, then I added padding and a back, and then I quilted the whole thing and added an edge. It's kind of lying at an odd angle, but in real life it's a rectangle. :)

Butterfly handkerchief

I made this handkerchief several years ago, then put it away and forgot all about it. It's two layers of a pretty star fabric sewn together inside out, with a butterfly embroidered in the corner. In the picture it is folded into a fourth.

Pichus Love the Springtime

I wanted to stitch two happy Pichus, playing in the spring. The actual Pichu patterns are Makibird-stitching: [link] and [link] I actually flipped the second Pichu around so that they were facing each other. The rest of the pattern I made up.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Come join!!

I've started an embroidery group on Deviant Art. It's going to be a lot of fun. Feel free to come join!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Finn and Jake as Luke and Professor Layton- crossover

The current challenge at spritestitch.com is an "Exquisite Corpse." Someone gives you a clue, and you stitch whichever game you think it is or could be. (You're free to go any direction that you want to.)
My clue was: "A fine gentleman and his young companion solve puzzles and mysteries together." It made me think of two different things, so I went with a crossover, and here you go!
I think Finn and Jake look adorable as Professor Layton and Luke!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

"Little Pea Family on a Fancy Carpet" embroidery

I based this embroidery on the book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, but I modified it for my family and I embellished it with the "fancy carpet" and the framed pea pod. The fringe on the carpet is turkey work.
I hope you like it! :D
(Click for full view.)