Tag Archives: Sugar Skull

Embroidered Handkerchiefs

8 Aug

I’ve jut finished up a ton of pieces for the show I have up at the Flightpath. I’m sharing the space for the month with Logan Cooper of Boots in the Oven and Andy Sams, both are exhibiting photography pieces. The show will be up until September 1st.

I’ve been picking up vintage handkerchiefs for the last several years whenever I come across them an thrift stores. I took a few and attached some hand embroidered sugar skull appliques I had made foe each individual piece. I struggles endlessly with attaching  the appliques as the hankie Fabric is not only thin but incredibly delicate due to age. I ended up ruining one…my favorite one…it was very sad.

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So if you get  chance, swing by the Flightpath and check out our show.

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Embroideries

7 Mar

I haven’t posted in quite sometime but the double unfortune of my camera breaking and the lack of a computer had prevented me from sharing my new projects.  I found a camera to use, although the quality of the photos are not as good they are certainly better than nothing.

I’ve been working on my embroidery. My first big piece is the sugar skull that I did with mostly silk-stitch. I just sketched out the design on a scrap of broadcloth and practiced some new stitches.

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I really have learned to love traditional embroidery but I still feeling like I am cheating on my first love, cross-stitch. Creating a cross-stitch is so time consuming. The planning stage always seems to take forever. Embroidery is so fast, just draw in fabric and stitch on over it. It isn’t as satisfying but I do love how quick I can complete things.

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Sugar Skull Cookies

30 Apr

I finally used the new cookie cutters that I made.
I made some lofthouse style cookies with rolled fondant.

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The decorating was amazingly fun
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I also made some cookies with the sacred heart cutter.
They had a little issue with the flames getting knocked off after they were baked.
But the ones that made it through were pretty.

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