Saturday, May 03, 2008

crafting day part 2: appliqué rocks!

The results of an afternoon (and part of an evening) of sewing: a tote bag and a coffee cozy (the original, quilted variety). Looking at this, I'm wishing I'd made those straps just a tad shorter...

And now we get to the cool part. Appliqué. I'd never tried it until this evening. Salome and I wanted to make something special for a friend of ours, and decided that the mystery gift for unnamed friend needed an appliquéd electric guitar. Note the zig-zag stitching around the perimeter of the guitar, the strings (this is a 3-stringed guitar), and my favorite: the French-knot tuning pegs. I can't wait to appliqué something else... I think I've found my new addiction...

1 comment:

Crabby Rangoon said...

So cute! If you get into embroidery at all, there is a book I highly recommend. "Doodle Stitching" by Aimee Ray. If you can't find it in HK, I'd be happy to mail you a copy. I love it!