Sunday, February 21, 2010

for the fabulous sister...

merry christmas to Theresa!!

my sister knew that was something was coming to her from me for the holiday. mainly because she and i went shopping for the hooded sweatshirt.

i used some of sublime stitching's patterns - the rock & roll patterns.

the drum set? i love it. that was the first thing that i stitched onto the sweatshirt; and it means something to me b/c our brother plays drums.

i thought that it needed more cowbell.

right front pocket area; like where you'd put a "hello my name is" sticker. i added the phrase 'a mix tape' onto the label.
you know how the latest place to put tattoos on your body is the wrist? i put the record adapter there. a bit proud of this one.

final product, beautiful sister.

Monday, February 15, 2010

birds on a bag

a friend of mine loves birds; and i got these beautiful designs from jenny hart's latest book 'Embroidered Effects' - i had picked up this canvas bag and thought i'd combine the two. i'm pretty happy with the color scheme, the bright colors. i feel as though i need to incorporate brighter colors in my work.

i added a few stitches to this that i don't usually do; a satin stitch, a fly stitch (new to me! so happy with it once i "got it"!), and my "usual", back stitches.

meat. meat. meat!

christmas 2009 grab bag gift went to joel and he got....

meat. patterns from sublime stitching.