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Your Future Lies Smoldering At The Feet Of The Robots

5 Sep

This is another nightmare with the glitter embroidery floss. I love the finish product but it took me forever. Every stitch was an argument. I thought working with the glitter floss was rough going when I was doing embroidery, but it was nothing compared to trying to wrestle it through 18 count cross stitch fabric.

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Those of you who were In/Humanity fans or just hate robots, will appreciate the quote.  Once again, the sampler motif comes through for the classic grandma feeling.

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My favorite part is the “Blip Bop Beep Boop” line towards the bottom. Not everyone notices it, but I think it is such a funny detail.

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Crochet Circle Scarves

15 Mar

I’ve picked up crocheting in the last month. I figured that I needed yet another fiber based hobby to spend all my time and money on. My mother has been crocheting for my entire life and I waited until she moved half-way across the country to pick up the craft myself. I spend a ton of time calling her and trying to explain stitches and snags I am running across to her over the phone. She does her best to help but it is something easier done in person.

My first three projects were scarves. After completing a very basic long double-crochet scarf with fringe, I made these two loop scarves with a very basic V-stitch.  I didn’t find any instructions on making a loop (or circle) scarf, so I just made a very  long straight scarf  and sewed the two ends together. I flipped it over on one end before attaching so that it would lay nicely in the back.

This bulky brown tweedy one was actually the second I made. They are both wool and  I had absolutely no business spending as much as I need on these yarns with my skill level. I bought two skeins of each, but the scarves only used one apiece.
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This white one ended up being a bit too long to keep my neck very warm but it is pretty none the less and so very soft. It’s merino with a touch of cashmere.

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I have found several yarn stores here in Austin that are amazing:
Gauge
Hill Country Weavers
and The Knitting Nest

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Pirate Napkins

13 Apr

I just finished another batch of napkins. I decided to go with a skull and crossbones applique for this print. They were much faster than my sacred heart batch, but the only embroidery on them is the whip-stitch around the applique and the teeth. There really is not much to say about them but they were fun and I like the results.

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Today I’m making my own cookie cutters and brewing my first batch of beer!

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