Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Stitch n' tell

Further to yesterday's post, here's some pics of some of my recent stitching projects.


1. Quick pillowcase made using patterns from the Sublime Stitching book:




2. Hanky with vintage Vogart pattern:




3. Hanky with Sublime book pattern:




4. Rock'n'roll placemat (pattern again from the Sublime book) for a 5 things Rockabilly swap:


5. Yesterday's AT Company pattern, this is actually a bag panel, but until I make the bag, it's sitting in my office at work:



And here's a question for anyone that can offer advice - Irons, cheap or expensive? Does it matter?

8 comments:

Linnea said...

I waiting for my Sublime Stitching to get here and I am waiting for it more eagerly now that I am seeing your great stuff! I want to get started! I love your place mat!

lovestitches said...

Wow, you've been busy. I leave my iron on for hours at a time when I am sewing/stitching so I have no problem with price. The only preference is that it has some weight to it and doesn't feel like a childs toy.

sweetjessie said...

On irons, I say go cheap! I've bought a couple that are all fancy and they keep turning themselves off. I need that bad boy to stay on for hours at a time. I also don't use the steam function, as I prefer to use a spray bottle of water, so the cheapy irons suit me just fine.

Drewzel said...

Yay Linnea, Sublime Stitching make great stuff!

Miss Paula said...

I have the Sublime book. Those kitties remind me of the Aristocats movie by Disney!

Valerie said...

I just love your work. I really would love to learn to do this. Do you have any suggestions on how I can learn? Is there a tutorial somewhere that would help me? Thanks

Corrie said...

oh wow you've been busy! well done!

Corrie;)

Drewzel said...

Thanks all! I've been finding my cheapie iron has been working better without water in it, thanks Jessie.

Valerie, have you had a look at the Feeling Stitchy website? In the sidebar, there's a link with tutorials in, have a read of them first and see how you go. The site's at:
http://flickrembroidery.blogspot.com/
Remember you can ask any questions, everyone's happy to help!