Tatted lace mask at TotusMel
Tatted lace mask at TotusMel
Zip front hoodie sweater by Richard Chai for Target.
I've always loved how well monochromatic color schemes work. Here are some suggestions for red, black and grey knitwear, with a modern and futuristic edge. You can play with these pieces any way that you see fit. Use these as suggestions and find items within your budget, or be inspired to create an original hand made piece.
Knitwear designs are listed clockwise, from top:
Non knitwear accessories:
Click on the image to find out where to buy these cute clutches and bags.
Adorably small, yet exquisite in design, the little embroidered bag will definitely be coveted.
Row 2: Versace embroidered mesh dress, Marchesa embroidered trim dress.
High fashion embroidered dresses and bags for the woman of discerning taste.
I love how cool linen feels but hate the way it wrinkles. Cotton is always my perfect solution. Bamboo is also another perfect choice and is great for the environment. Silk feels amazing on the skin.
Simple, yet pretty embroidered curtians. Put your heart into this project and it can not go wrong.
Silence & Noise Embroidered Feather Dress - Sometimes the smallest details make the most impact.
Thermal Boxer Tank - Unique top that draws attention to your back, which is awesome.
Super adorable, teeny tiny, embroidered details on these sexy thong panties.
Anthropologie's "Guillemot Dress" reminds me of the twenties era.
Kathy Cano-Murillo at Crafty Chica has been creating beautiful art pieces for 18 years. She sells her products, and shares ideas on CraftyChica. com
In April 2007, Crafty Chica was approached by one of the largest craft manufacturers to design their own product line, based on their web site and artwork. There are lots of cool things - shrine kits, holographic glitters, etc...some items even have some multi-cultural flair!
A good sign; The product line just won the Innovations Best in Show Award for General Crafts at the Craft & Hobby Trade Show last week!
Here are the store locations that will be carrying it!
Free DIY Project: Empanada Pin Cushion
This may be my kitschiest project yet: Empanada pin cushions! After seeing so many fiber artists have their way with cupcake pincushions, I thought I'd throw a little needle love to Mexican puff pastries.
Empanadas are basically fruit turnovers. My Nana Cano used to make them every weekend - cherry, pumpkin, pineapple, lemon, apple and even mincemeat for my dad.
Puff pastries are also popular in other countries as well, but my design is inspired by the ones I've grown up with here in Phoenix.
I actually made these last Saturday night at The Dirty Devil nightclub where Patrick's band was performing. Under the light of my iPhone, I stitched away. I used white felt, and then painted it to give it a realistic look. It worked.
The next day, both my kids picked these up to take a bite and were mad because they were fake! I would call that a success!
NOTE: Yes, you can use a sewing machine on these, but because I knew I would be working in a dimly-lit area (the nightclub), I chose contrasting embroidery thread to hand sew.
Here's how to make them!
1 piece of white craft felt
stuffing, like batting
needle, embroidery thread
brown, yellow and white paint
1. Take a piece of white craft felt. Fold it over from the short side, and cut out the shape of the empanada. Keep the fold at the bottom. Now cut the other end of the felt into a strip that is about 3" wide.
2. With the felt still folded in half, stitch the empanada about half away around the curve. Stuff with a lot of batting.
3. Take the strip, fold it lengthwise and stitch it with the embroidery thread along the edge of the curve, gather it here and there to make it ruffled.
4. Tuft the empanada in the center with three stitches. Cut the edge in a curvy design.
5. Add a bit of white and yellow to the brown paint until you get a nice baked look. Use the paint brush to stipple all over the empanada. Let dry.
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