Embroidery Progress

I’ve made quite a bit of progress on the hoop since it’s last been up here.

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I love how the leaves turned out, they look gorgeous!

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I taught myself a new stitch to do this sheer purple shawl, though the stitch isn’t very sheer. It’s called ‘raised stem stitch’, and the idea was to make the fabric look sheer or woven, which satin stitch wouldn’t have achieved.

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You can see why it’s called ‘raised stem stitch’! Looking back, I may need to put a little shading in, as the fabric is twisted like it’s been thrown in the air.

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I also used a little metallic thread for the top hat and ribbons on the circus tent. I remembered the shading for the gold ribbons, thankfully!

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic

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Sword Polishing

I finished the old sword I was freshening up last weekend.

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I wrapped the hilt with dark brown ribbon to look like leather, made the centre diamond shiny with glitter, and sealed all the paperboard bits, to make it more durable.

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I believe I based it off Wonder Woman’s sword, but I really can’t be sure. I made it a very long time ago, and it really needed the fresh coat of paint!

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Thankfully (or sadly), it doesn’t talk like Jack does from Magnus Chase. There’s enough loud, expressive personalities in one room without a talking sword as well, I think!

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic

From Dream to Reality

I’m making progress on my embroidery hoop, though it feels like forever between  designing it and actually embroidering it.

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The quote is from The Greatest Showman soundtrack, which I have stuck on a loop in my head.

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It looks like a lot of blue at the moment, but those three lines are actually the only blue I’ll use in the whole embroidery.

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I finished the words this morning, and began on the little motifs around the lyrics. At the base, there’s a little circus tent with two ribbons flying from the top, which I’ll embroider with metallic gold thread.

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic

Project Roundup

In-between projects, I usually check over my previous makes and perform maintenance or give them updates, as I’m currently doing with this sword I made a long time ago.

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The blade is getting definition, I’m freshening up the crossbar on the hilt, and I might wrap the hilt in leather, or change its colour. I’ll also seal it, which will make it more durable in the future.

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I’m also designing a few embroidery patterns, mostly with quotes from books or music at the moment.

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The one above is from The Greatest Showman‘s soundtrack, which I’ve been listening to pretty much on repeat at the moment, it’s so good!

I’m designing them all to fit in the small hoop in the second picture, however as I only have one hoop and two designs (at the moment!) I want to put in it, I have a hard decision ahead of me!

How has your crafting been going lately? Any tough decisions?

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic

Hot Pink Kindness

One thing I love about free projects is the variety of things that come, because it’s always fun to try something new.

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Cross-stitching is not new to me in any way, and I don’t believe sewing on wood is either, but it is still a nice change of pace.

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This kit came with Mollie Makes #89, my most recent issue.

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I brushed out the tassels at the bottom, because they looked a little straggly as twisted yarn.

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The colour of the yarn matches Spice’s halter really well!

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It hangs under my other two hangings, though I do want to move the nail higher, so it’s further under the weaving above it.

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic