Saturday, April 18, 2009

Alternative Energy

A couple of quick finishes. The first is a card for my cousin the bicycle enthusiast. This design is by Radical Cross Stitch and was originally done as a logo for a Texas bicycle event. The fabric is a hand-dyed aida from Sassy's Fabbys. It's a pretty green, but I don't think it shows so well in the photo. The thread is DMC color variations 4240.

And second, a teenie weenie crocheted kitty. The pattern includes a long tail so you can use him as a bookmark. But I omitted that to use him as an embellishment on some as yet to be decided project. You can find the pattern here along with several others, but beware there is one mistake in this one. The directions omit the 'turn' after you complete the head. If you followed the directions as written, your kitty will have both legs on the same side of the head!

Also, I received a lovely mail-art envelope from my partner, Liz, in the Stitchin' Fingers mail-art exchange. Liz chose an apple theme. I love how she used an apple print for the lining. I'm busy studying this one to see how she did the construction. Liz is a very accomplished needlewoman so I knew she would have some great ideas for this even though this was her first attempt at mail-art. And be sure to check her blog to see all her fine work and especially the incredible dolls she makes!


Gina E. said...

WOW!! It's absolutely gorgeous, Annie! You two were well matched in this exchange.

Mylene said...

Cute card and the crocheted kitty.

Lovely Mailart received, another finishing i would like to try one day.

Ranae said...

That's the perfect stitchy card for a bicycle enthusiast. The kitty is adorable. I will have to check out the pattern.
I always enjoy looking at mailart, that one is definitly fabulous.
Take care!!

mainely stitching said...

Love the Alternative Energy finish!!! ;D

Miss 376 said...

I love the cat, so glad the legs didn't end up on his head.
The mail art envelope is lovely, how excitihg to receive that in the post

Liz said...

Thank you for "plugging" my blog so nicely (blushing here). I love your bicycle card. A row of those kitties would be so cute along curtains or on a smock. But I'm trying to imagine how the kitty would look with both legs on the same side! Good thing you spotted that error, huh?

Pumpkin said...

Cute finishes Annie! I got a good chuckled about the kitty ;o)

Lovely mail art! I still can't believe these are put in the post :oS