Sunday, May 29, 2011

Resident Evil Times Two

I finished up a couple smaller embroidery pieces last week. Took forever with everything going on. But they are complete.

This first one is the T-virus container in a 5 inch hoop.

And then there is Alice's eye when it goes all Umbrella. This one is in a 6" hoop.

I had a tough time with the drawn images though. On the scrap fabric I tested, the lines came off...not so much once everything completed. But I don't think it's a bad thing. Actually, in the T-virus one, it looks kind of cool under the lines around the container. Almost like a shadow.

Hoping for a nice sunny day - when I am actually home - to take pics of all my newer pieces so I can get them in the shop. Feels like it has been forever since I posted something new.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Elvgren Bedroom Reader

I have a few (quite a few) Elvgren pin up girls slated to embroider. I thought I'd start the themes with one of my faves...reading. Granted, she is sexy & in a nightie...quite different than the way I read....but more interesting :)

I tried to capture her hair, but it was not easy...

And for those of you who have not seen the original she is:
I obviously simplified her and changed some minor details. I liked her twirling her hair instead of the pen. And I of course skipped the background.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sparkly Alien

I finished her :)

I went with glitter. I did do a light coat of paint first, but it looked too dull. I kept thinking I wanted her to shine. Duh - sparkles! Broke out the glitter glue and BAM! Done :)

I even added some red to her shoes.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Custom Backpack

I recently had the pleasure of working with a customer to create a backpack. She picked out this great fabric by Richloom called Emily Garden. And I found a cute butterfly pendant for the flap.

Inside is a nice and simple solid red, which matched wonderfully with the floral print.

Choosing the fabrics and doodads for custom orders can be a long and often daunting process,but I love the results :)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Alien Chick Flash Embroidery WIP

This is my latest embroidery piece. I absolutely love the design. I saw it as a tattoo on someone and went searching for it online. I found the sketch on a free tattoo flash site. This is what she started as.....

I need to adjust a few things though. The print was just too overwhelming for her dress to show up well. So I think I will paint her nightie in. Not too dense, just a light, sheer a nightie should be.
And her legs. I tried embroidering the fishnets...didn't work. I may try one more time with a single strand. Or just finely drawn paint lines. Any other suggestions?

The backside. I have been forgetting to photo these. Not that they are pretty, but sometimes they look interesting. In this case, you can see the design much better than the front side :P

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Dusty Blue Floral Backpack

I've been super busy with the new job, the Rust Belt opening preparations and the wet basement, that sewing pretty much ground to a halt recently.

But I was able to squeak in this backpack. There are about 6 more cut out & ready to go.

I really like the bright yellow surprise inside. Although, if whoever gets this is as hard on their bags as I am, it will only stay so bright & new looking for so long :P

And because the lighting was so poor - here's a better idea of what the fabric looks like:

Monday, May 9, 2011

Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy has struck again. Well, I struck her I suppose. Repeatedly. With a needle. And thread.

I couldn't quite grab the color right for this pic, but I think you can see the texture in the hair better close up. Kind of.

And the vines. Love them. I did draw them out, but found myself free-forming it as I went.