Sunday, April 26, 2009

Alert The Media!

Don't have a heart attack but I actually made something this past week (in between taking countless quizzes on Facebook). I wanted to do a cross stitch quickie so I used two charts from a Japanese website with loads of freebies. (As soon as I figure out how to get back there, I will link to it.) I did a koala first (pictures later) and then I did this bear. What do you think that thing on his head is? A flower? It was supposed to be done in an off-white but I didn't like that so I substituted a darker color, which made it look like a birth mark to me so I just ripped it all out and re-stitched it in the same yellow color as the rest of his head. Also, there was a bright pink under his eyes (that's missing in the picture below) and I didn't like that either so I just used more of the same yellow.



I used 14 ct Aida which I really stay away from these days. I hate how you can see all the holes in it. Here is "Pookie Bear, Blue Shirt" all finished. And, yes, both pictures came from the same camera and I have no idea why the colors are so off in the second one.



I toss all of my floss ends in my orts jar but I save longer lengths on cardboard. Since running to Michael's is not an option for me right now, I try to get as much use out of my threads as I can, but sometimes I wonder if keeping an eight inch piece of three strands of floss is worth it. Well, most of what I used to stitch up the bear and the koala came from this collection of leftovers.


I have a little room left on my Aida so I'm going to add one more animal from that website.

9 comments:

Busym1 said...

Its' cute! TFS! hugs, michelle

Loralynn said...

Cute! And I'm glad to see that you spend atleast a few minutes away from facebook!!!

Miss 376 said...

He's a real cutie, look forward to seeing his friends

Niki :-) said...

*sew cute patty :)*

Bunny said...

Aww, what an adorable little bear!

Diane said...

Sweet little bear. Way to use those scrap pieces! Good call on removing that "birthmark" - or as my daughter says, "bookmark". I never realized I could be self-conscious about a red dot on my temple looking like a bookmark.

honeysuckle said...

Aaw, he's adorable! And such a great use of your leftover thread. I also save various threads from my projects, it seems like a waste to just throw them away, especially when you can make such cute stuff with them.

Threeundertwo said...

I'm thinking that was supposed to be a flower, but it's cuter with it off.

You are so organized with your scraps. I rewind them on the little cards, which makes for a messy floss box.

I know what you mean about Aida, but I still have a ton of it that I purchased way back, so I keep using it for ornaments and stuff. I'm trying not to become a linen snob.

You can totally link this up tomorrow on my Finished for Friday, since you finished it up this week.

Yoyo said...

What a great way to use of those longer snippets -- and I keep mine on cards too, it makes it so easy to when I do a small thing that has just a stitch or two of a color.