Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Tattoo Flash Embroidery

So I have finally finished Lilys quilt square. I love the way it turned out! I actually think I might have to make one for my quilt as well.... Since we have the same theme... I sort of jacked her... but I am a sucker for pin up/ tattoo flash... I am in a flickr swap with her and a few other of my favorite embroiderers! I got this image from flickr as well... Isn't flickr grand?

Lily's Quilt Square

For this I used tons of satin stitching! It was quite a chore... After an hour or so I started seeing double! I used all 6 strands for the outline of the roses, which I normally don't like to do but I thought it made them pop a little more! This was actually really fun to stitch. It was a pretty simple design just a lot of it!

Lily's quilt square top

The lettering was the hardest part. It wasn't small enough to do just plain backstitch but it wasn't big enough to do satin stitching with an outline... So I made due...

Lily's quilt square bottom
My favorite part is the little stem! Its weird how the smallest things can be my favorite part... hahaha... So Random! There is still solvy pieces on the square but she just has to wash it once it gets home. I wasn't sure if I should wash it or not... OH WELL!!!

So other then that... I am having my second craft group meeting on Saturday... If you live by me and want to come message me! Maybe this time I will get some pictures.... Nothing like looking like bigger freaks then we already are!! hahahaha.... I already have put all the kits together to make these little gems. I think it will be a fun time! I can't wait!

So Juan and I weigh ourselves every monday and we keep a chart!! (Seriously that thing is hidden so no one can see it but me!!) So this monday I weighed myself... I have lost 3 lbs. For a total of 11 lbs!!! YES! Lets hope I can keep up the good work! I have cheated quite a few times this week... Dipped cone and corn dog with the cousin... Fritos at the casa... You know... Things that you just cant say no too... Maybe I am like Oprah... Everyone likes me better when I am fat... HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

13 comments:

steven mcvay said...

this is very cool... i love it, and thanks for your nice blog comment, have a great week.. x

Knit Geek said...

That is really cool! I wish I could embroider like that, but I just sort of suck, so I usually don't even try!

Estela said...

Awesome!!

Lily said...

Ooh!! I love it! Thank you so much!

Rachel said...

brook, that looks absolutely gorgeous! i love it! the roses look great! you even made kits for everyone for craft night...what a nerd ;)

Dana said...

Me gusta su bordado. Yo tambien hablo espanol.

iowa-girl-in-korea said...

I love the hand sewn tattoo flash!

Shanna said...

Gorgeous!

torrance said...

sweet mother of god that's gorgeous!

Miss Wink said...

Hello Brooke!
Oh my, you are a crafty lady! Love your stuff, it inspirers me alot.

You asked me about the flamingo charms I sent to Rascal?
I got a whole bunch of them from a little craft shop in San Francisco.
But I have seen them on Ebay too!
Just search for "flamingo charm" in the Craft section.

I'm linking to your blog from Miss Wink's!

AlwaysInspired said...

Such a wonderful piece! I too love to embroider tattoo flash!

Chrisy said...

This is great...gives a whole new dimension to tattoo art...

Looseweight said...

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