Wednesday, July 16, 2008

T-shirt Time

Hey there stitchy peeps!

I am so pleased to tell you that I finished Potty Swap. Hooray! I have yet to do the finishing touches and drop it in the mail, but the actual stitching is done and that feels good. Yea me! And since that's done, I am moving on to Top Secret Project #2.

Look at this:
my sulky pen makes me happy

How flippin' cute is this?? Ok, I know it's kinda hard to tell what you're looking at in this tiny little pic, but that is an adorable pattern from Annie Oakleaves. I used my trusty ol' Sulky pen to trace the pattern, and now all I have to do is iron it on the shirt and get stitchin'. :)

Look closely, and you'll see that I actually traced the little guy twice. The first time I did it, he looked evil and sinister...not at all like the original. I think I made his mouth & eyebrows too big. So I re-traced him (sans brows) and now he looks happy...like he's supposed to...

Here's a pic of the floss toss:
another floss toss

I haven't actually narrowed down which colors I will use. I will probably only be using about half of what's shown here. But hey, isn't that the point of a floss toss? Tee hee. Plus, I don't think I am going to stitch all three characters on the shirt, for it's a little shirt and there's not a lot of room for stitching.

Oh, I am so excited to be stitching this shirt!! It is for a very special little girl who deserves a very special shirt. Plus, I get to stitch something PINK! Having two little boys means never getting to make cute little pink things, so this is especially exciting for me. :) Tee hee!!

And hey, while I'm thinking about it, lemme show this pic:
skeins of goodness

A few years ago, I bought a floss box at an estate sale and found these cool old skeins mixed in with the newer ones. I don't know how old these skeins actually are, they may not really be that old. And yeah, all but the top one are half used, but they look cool, right?

And hey, the yellow one's boilfast:
boilfast

And it was only 12 cents. 12 cents!!!! (Well, I paid more than 12 cents, but I got a box full o' goodies for just a couple bucks, so it evens out.)

All right, enough yammerin' from me. I've got stitching to do! (And laundry...and dishes...but no one wants to hear about that, blech.)

I hope to post some pictures of a completed T-shirt within the next few days. Wish me luck! And oh, hey...Happy Stitching!

4 comments:

Crash Course Widow said...

YEA ME!!! Whoo hoo! I know who's getting a special shiii-iiiirt, I know who's getting a special shiiii-iiiirt!! [Note: to be sung in a playground-esque nanner-nanner tone. =D]

Can't wait to see it!!! Hee hee hee! (Hope it wasn't supposed to be a surprise. ;))

Love ya & can't wait to see ya in 2 weeks! Mwa!

Brook said...

Those patterns are so cute!!! Can't wait to see the finished project!

Cami said...

I love your enthusiasm. Very cool designs and you get to be girly! :o)

Kristi said...

Thanks you guys! :-D