Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Finished the Cat ATCs

Remember this piece of cross stitch I picked up half done at the thrift store and finished?  Well, once I completed it, I cut it up into little rectangles and made ATCs from it.  Here they are:

Since I finished up the stitching I don't look at them as cheating!  lol  I also found a piece of brazilliam embroidery in a nasty little plastic frame and cut it down into an ATC as well.

I think this bit of embroidery will be much happier as an ATC than it was in that nasty frame.
In order to use pieces of embroidery for ATCs, I first iron double faced adhesive to the back.  Then I cut them out to the desired size - the adhesive holds the stitching threads secure so they don't unravel.  I peel off the paper on the other side of the adhesive and iron them onto pieces of wool felt which serves as their backing.  I finish them up by blanket stitching around the edges by hand.  Voila!

The whole time I was working on these, Sheldon's lullaby from The Big Bang Theory keep running through my head:
Soft Kitty, Warm Kitty.
Little Ball of Fur,
Happy Kitty, Sleepy Kitty
Purr, Purr, Purr
Now they are finished I hope I will be able to get this song out of my head!


Joyce from PEI said...

Great results from your trimming Kerry. I've done this as well and it feels very "green" after you get through the horror of chopping up a piece of work. I highly recommend it as well.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Thank you!! Now I have that cute little song running through MY head. I haven't done cross stitch since my daughter was little. I used to stitch on all of her clothes (I made most of them) using waste canvas. Your kitties are cute.
xx, Carol

Marilyn said...

It took me a while before I could cut up things - very scary at first. Thanks for the tips on how to make the ATC's. Why is it that the songs that get stuck are usually nonsense ones (grin).

Suztats said...

How purrrrfect!
I hate Sheldon's song........
it goes round and round

Rosana said...

Very nice works, congratulations!