Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Thursday, December 4, 2014
I thought it would be nice to have a llama on the block so since they tend to look like they have dreadlocks I thought the whole thing should be bullion knots. After I had stitched an outline of my llama, I started by doing the tail in bullion stitches. Now I have moved onto the legs. Next I imagine I will go with the head and neck and then move on to the incredibly repetitive bullion stitch body. As you might guess, I embarked on this with not one milliner's needle in the house so each stitch is a bit of a struggle...
But, I am stitching away and will continue to post updates! Did I mention I decided to make the llama BIG? roflol - if you are going to go crazy making bullions, why not billions of bullions?!
Posted by kerrykatiecakeskeb43 at 10:58 AM
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
I am still having great fun with this tutorial for Christmas gift bags from So Sew Easy. For this one, I started out with a piece of cross stitch I rescued from the thrift store - all this work being sold for fifty cents! Some people really don't appreciate the value of needlework.
Even if not everyone appreciates the love and work in embroidery, I do, and was happy to upcycle this hooped design into my next gift bag.
The inside and handles are another contrasting fabric as well. I just love how it turned out. This will hold my gift for the gift exchange at my local stitching guild next week.
Posted by kerrykatiecakeskeb43 at 10:48 AM
Monday, December 1, 2014
tutorial from So Sew Easy is a real gem! Very handy at this time or year so check it out!
Posted by kerrykatiecakeskeb43 at 8:59 AM
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Thank you to both these stitchers for their generous gift of their creativity and stitching. Two more beauties for my Christmas tree this year!
Posted by kerrykatiecakeskeb43 at 9:47 PM
The first thing I did is go looking for images of the Ecuadorian flag and I found one of it in a heart shape. I printed it out on silk and appliqued it to a small section of the block and then outlined it in three rows of chain stitch, one in each of the main colours of the flag - simple but an okay start.
Posted by kerrykatiecakeskeb43 at 3:15 AM
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Posted by kerrykatiecakeskeb43 at 11:52 AM