Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Swap item for Katie- tattooed lady

I'm doing a personal swap with KatieKutthroat via Craftster. She has made me a beautiful tote http://katiekutthroat.blogspot.com/2008/08/swap-stuff-for-sewphie.html and a pinup picture - this is what I've made her. The image is based on an Angelique Houtcamp http://www.salonserpent.com/Home.html illustration (again!). It's in a simple hoop frame at the moment but I'm toying with patching it onto a tote instead. I'm not even sure it's Katie's style- if you're reading this please let me know whether you like it- I'll happily make you something else if it's not really your thing (oh, and let me know if you would prefer her to be on a bag- I have some nice thin cotton totes that would be perfect)
Her hair took an age to do- it's loads of little satin stitch lines with the odd bit of sparkle thrown in- you can sort of see it in the close up (the little white bit's are tiny gaps between the stitches that lit up with the flash- you can't see 'em in real life). My photography skills could use a little polish ;)
I really loved stitching this and am happy with how she came out. I like the colours and they work well with the light brown fabric. I've also made a teeny extra piece that I'll keep a suprise for now. This is my first personal swap and it's been a lot of fun. I'm hoping it will be the first of many.


  1. so awesome! and if you look at my newest blog post, it is really quite perfect. but I am not going to tell you to put it on a tote or keep it framed.. I dig what you did and you do with it what you want! I will be happy reguardless because I love it already! I bet that hair took you forever!! eep I am so excited!

  2. Glad you like it- I wasn't sure whether you would
    I saw your last post- I think we've both been a bit spooky; you with anchors and me with the skull tattoo!
    Okay I'm thinking I might send her as she is but feel free to stick her on a bag if you wanna and I'll do you a tote sometime in the future :)

  3. I seriously LOVE THIS you do such an amazing job on satin stitching its almost sickening!!! actually it is sickening how wonderful your satin stitch is!

  4. awww thanks Brook. I bet your satin stitch is pretty good too as your projects always look amazing!

  5. hahaha I am too chicken to try! If i mess up I will be so mad... I like satin stitches for eyes though!!! maybe I will "test" my satin stitching skills on a towel for myself... and if its junk Ill use it to dry the dishes in style !


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