Saturday, November 8, 2008

Brobee Shirt & Some Ornament Progress

Hey there, Stitchy Peeps!

I finished the Brobee shirt last night! YAY ME!!

brobee shirt

This was fun to make, though I somehow managed to breeze through nearly two skeins of black floss in the process...which is kinda odd since the only actual stitching is the outlining of the monster, along with the satin stitched uni brow and eyeballs. :) All the color was done by crayon tinting.

The pattern is a simply a coloring page from the Nick Jr. website, which I traced with my handy-dandy Sulky pen and ironed onto the shirt. What's totally awesome is the plain white shirt was half the price of what a pre-made Brobee shirt would've cost me at the store. That's the only real money that was spent on this project, since the pattern was free, and I already had the crayons and floss. Double yay!

Ok, moving on...

I got the fabric and ribbon for my ornaments-to-be. I am quite pleased with my selections. :)

ornaments-to-be

I decided to go with non-Christmas fabric for the backing for a couple reasons. One, it was hard to me to find Christmas-themed material in turquoise. Though I am sure it's out there, I was kinda in a hurry and didn't have a lot of time to search. Two, the little quarters at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft were perfect for what I am doing, and I didn't have to wait in line at the cutting table. (I looooove not waiting in line at the cutting table.)

I am such a dummy-head sometimes, people! I forgot to bring the embroidered pieces with me to the store! It makes matching a little more challenging when you don't have your stuff with ya!

I think I did an ok job.

star

ball

lights

Ok, that's it for me! I've got to get busy with these ornaments. I would really like to knock 'em out this weekend, but I don't know if that'll happen. We'll see. :) I will be back soon with pics of the finished ornaments. Until then...

Happy Stitching!

9 comments:

susanc said...

I love your choices of fabric and ribbon - they are going to look so great! The Brobee shirt turned out great too - you are one very talented lady.

bookwormbethie said...

Wow, you made great fabric choices without having your stitched samples with you. I think it's great that you bought non Xmas fabric for the backing-- you'll only use a little bit for the ornament and you'll have leftovers to use for another project.

mollie said...

I'm loving the turquoise...Very nice.

Miss Paula said...

Could you get any more perfect fabric?? Wow! It was made for your stitcheries!! When you get one finished can you show me so I can figure out what to do with my unlipstitcked Nativity?? Thanks!

Brook said...

cant wait to see the ornaments finished!

Crash Course Widow said...

The fabbies rock--even more so since you forgot to take them with you. ;o) Kinda hard to remember every single thing you need to take with you over to M-town. (Unless Ye Old Hometown now has a JoAnn's?) I like that you didn't pick traditional ol' Christmas fabric. Has more pizzazz this way. ;o)

Swell Stitches said...

I can't wait to see the ornaments all finished. They're going to be so adorable!

sewitsforyou said...

great job matching. I always forget what I need to match at Joann's and am not usually as lucky as you were..lol

Miss Paula said...

Kristi, My arms are crossed and my foot is a tappin' waiting for at least one to be finished!!!! :-)