Friday, October 6, 2006

Good Luck Kitty Towel #1

Good Luck Kitty finished...

So I just finished the first of the Seven Lucky Kittens - I've been on a tea towel rampage lately, and I finished this kitty up while watching Walk the Line last night. The big cross stitches were pretty quick to stitch (they actually took longer to trace than to stitch...) :)



seven lucky kittens

The pattern is another vintage Vogart transfer I bought on Ebay - I got this wonderful transfer uncut and in perfect shape! So, I'll finish stitching the second lucky kitten soon, and on to the decision of which to send for my tea towel swap... :)

16 comments:

MamaMeo said...

love the large cross stitches!

MamaMeo said...

BTW, I placed you under my inspiration typelist via my blog. Your craftiness is sublime!

floresita said...

Awww... thank you so much! I'm glad you're enjoying my crafty adventures... I hope there are many more to come! :)

Jenne said...

very cute!!

Sally said...

Hmmm. tough decision! I'm sure your partner would love any or all of them, the choice is more about which one to give up!

floresita said...

Thanks Jenne!

Yes, Sally, I'm leaning towards the bees because the deadline is this week and I haven't finished the second cat... and I love the cats! :)

Sandra said...

OOO it would be hard for me to give any of them away; but at least you can make more for yourself! Did you actually transfer these, with an iron, or did you copy them. I tried copying a pattern, but it did not turn out good; anyway since I am new at this I think, for now I should get those that are transferable. OH! I did order these lucky kittens!...your work makes me want to do them all. lol

kristin said...

just catching up here!! you've been busy and are dazzling me with all your wonderful stitching! thanks for the tutorial also, have you ever heard of some kind of transfer paper? like something you could use in your printer, and print designs from the embroidery sites from your computer and transfer those to the cloth? any info would be great...i've been searching around with no luck, but then again i may not be doing a very good job explaining what i'm looking for.

floresita said...

Hi Kristin! I think I know what you're asking - are you wondering if there's a way to make transfers from your computer printer? I wondered the same thing myself, but haven't found a definitive way to do it yet.

Two things I haven't tried:
1. Ironing photocopies onto fabric - the ink does transfer, but it's pretty light.
2. Printing directly onto fabric from your computer printer. I've seen directions on how to do this a few times, but it involves a lot of steps, and I found it too hard to follow... :)

Let me kow if you find a technique that works for you!

floresita said...

Hi Sandra! Ooh - you have the lucky kittens, too? I traced over these transfers with my transfer pencil - I want to keep them in their nice, unused condition... :)

You tried to transfer a photocopy? I haven't tried that yet... I just rely on the old transfer pencil. :)

li li said...

Wow, what a beautiful kitty tea towel!!! :D

floresita said...

Thanks li li! :)

Eren said...

Another fab. embroidery creation flor! My swap partner loved the mex. dishtowels from your vintage patterns. Thanks again!

floresita said...

Thank you Eren! I have a second kitty I am posting today... :)

Patti said...

I just found your blog last night, and just now I'm having a chance to look through it. You can't imagine how much fun I'm having! My mother started teaching me to embroider when I was 5. It soon became tied with reading for my most favorite thing to do in all the world. I always had stitching with me, and saved all my nickels from my allowance to buy transfers, thread and four sacks at J.J. Newberry. This was in the mid 1950's. I always gave my mother a set of embroidered flower sack dishtowels for Christmas and Mother's Day. I remember doing these kittens more clearly than I remember doing anything else. I loved these designs! I would so love to be able to do them again. I guess I'll have to start watching ebay for these - that is where you bought them, right? (Guess I'd better go back and read the post thoroughly. I was so excited when I saw the pictures that I jumped right to the comment screen.)

floresita said...

I'm so glad you found me! I did offer one freebie of this design on my Vintage Transfers blog - did you find it?

I love all the background you gave on how you used to save up and buy these transfers - I often wondered who used these designs - I'm so glad you found something here that was special to you! :)