Saturday, June 24, 2006

La Sirena patch

Working on this tiny patch, with less control than on typical fabric, and having to stitch so small, this has a sketch-like quality unlike anything else I've stitched. I like it, but not as much as I thought I would... I plan to re-visit the loteria cards, but work much larger.

Stitch-It Kit pillowcase #1

almost finished...

I finally finished the pillowcase I made using the Stitch-It Kit patterns. I go back and forth with how I feel about the colors - but I like the textures I created on the banner and the embellished skull. I'm least fond of the little coffee cup, but I just couldn't restrain myself in terms of putting something there... :)


I added some more Spanish words to the little bird's banner - it now says "my love." The swallow is cute, but my favorite by far is still the skull and banner...

finished pillowcase, originally uploaded by floresita.

Friday, June 23, 2006

the Wash Kitty t-shirt


I made this as a swap for a Flickr friend... and once again re-visited the free days of the week cat patterns from Colors are always a challenge for me - I squint and move thread around for hours, stitching and re-stitching when I'm not happy. The washing machine is a scrap of light purple t-shirt that I embroidered on. I have to say I am most proud of that funky orange sock and the Soap box.

Here's a blurry pic of the finished shirt:

Wash Kitty is complete!

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

la calavera

Day Three:

I really like where this is now....

Day Two:I added a chainstitch in yellow and stitched the skull in light gray. At this point I was thinking the skull looked pretty boring, but I kept at it...

Day One:I started off pretty plain, like, this...

This is a pillowcase I started recently - I used all six strands of the embroidery floss included in Jenny Hart's Stitch-It Kit (the pattern is also from the kit). I like how using all the strands gives the embroidery a puffy, raised texture. I don't like how it leaves large holes in the fabric when I change my mind about the colors... :(

Monday, June 12, 2006

the "dish" towel

I stitched this when I came down with a cold. I was finished after a day and a half of (almost) constant stitching. I used the tea towel and embroidery floss in Jenny Hart's Stitch-It Kit.

progress this afternoon

The cutesy pinup girl and the "Baby" lettering underneath are both from

The little motifs on the corners - compact, mascara wand, atomizer, and lipstick are all patterns from the Stitch-It Kit:

I love the Stitch-It Kit patterns...

Wednesday, June 7, 2006

the Happy Dinosaurs tank top

The design is an Aunt Martha's Dinosaurs transfer - I appliqu├ęd little scraps of old t-shirts to make the design more fun... The tank top is from Forever 21, I really loved the navy blue trim and buttons. This was my quickest project yet - done in just one night!