Sunday, July 4, 2010

Cross-stitch Tank Top

Just in time to wear on the 4th of July, I finished a little cross-stitch design on a tank top. The top is a very light, bright green, not a color I usually go for. So I thought I might like it better with a little embellishment. The shirt looks much paler (and even blue) in the photos. I used waste canvas, but it's still a struggle to get it to come out well. It'll do. Next time I might try adding some iron-on interfacing first, but I'm guessing I won't like working with that either. I could try wash-away stabilizer at some point.

The design is a Mausimom freebie, but I don't think it's available online anymore. At least the last link I had for it doesn't work now.





Now I want to find a design to use for this luscious floss I received from Mary after winning her contest on the San-Man board. This is 'Princess' from the Sassy Strings line. I've use lots of Sassy's fabrics, but I've never tried her floss. Very reasonably priced too.



Have a great 4th of July weekend everyone!

23 comments:

Kirsten said...

Very nice!
Sorry no idea for the Sassy floss. Maybe pink... sheep!? *lol*
Happy 4th of July!
Kirsten

Nancy said...

A very clever idea, and I think it turned out beautiful! I have this freebie printed out and definitely need to stitch it. Happy 4th!

Jackie said...

I like the tank top! The bumble bees are a great touch.

For the floss, maybe another tank with pink flowers?

Wishing you a happy and safe 4th of July.

Annette said...

Wow what a lovely idea for your tank top.. great design too.
I have never heart of that floss, from the beginning of my blogging I have learn al new threads this is one more ...hihi
Happy 4th of July

Blu said...

Very nice! Very cute stitching.
I agree that waste canvas is a pain, though.

A very bright pink, hmm. A heart is what leaps to my mind.

Miss 376 said...

Oh, that us really pretty. I can't say I'm a fan of waste canvas, but needs must. This has turned out really well

nima said...

wow...that looks cute...

yeah..waste canvas is some times a pain...but the result is always pretty

Elaine said...

Your tank top looks fab Annie, just love the cute design.
Pretty pink floss, my first thought is a cute pink chicken with turquiose blue spots..LOL!
Happy 4th July.

Olenka's Stitches said...

Your tank top is fabulous! The result is worth while the effort.
And I just love your 'luggage tag', you always find some lovely designs o them.
Happy 4th of July to you!

Vinniey said...

Very nice stitching on tank top! Well done, Annie. Very cute design. Sorry that I couldn't comment all your posts, I was overwhelmed with jobs and party, I haven't had time to read and comment too much. I hope to catch up soon.

Moreen said...

Your tshirt turned out lovely and was well worth the pain of using waste canvas.

I have that free design it is so cute.

Hope you had great 4th July celebrations.

Pumpkin said...

Now that's adorable!

I didn't know Sassy did threads. Lovely color :o)

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

I think the shirt turned out great, Annie!

Mylene said...

Such a cute design for the tank top, great job. I never tried waste canvas so i don't have no idea how it works.

Looking forward to see what or which design you're going to use the pink floss.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Great job on that tank top! Perfect for summer!

zoomcity said...

Annie, it's adorable!!

♥ Nia said...

So cute!! :D
Have you heard about Soluble Canvas?
I have a little piece, from DMC, I haven't used it yet but... they says it goes away just with water :)
Dmc - soluble canvas

Deb said...

What a cute idea. Really sparks up a plain shirt!

Siobhan said...

What a clever idea! It looks too cute, Annie!

TammyK said...

Great job on the tank top :)

Nan said...

Great idea for the tank top. I've always wanted to try waste canvas but I've heard it's hard to remove. I think one of my holiday projects might be stitching on a bag. Let us know if you try the water soluable stuff I'm curious.

Lois said...

Oh, what a nice idea! This turned out really cute!

The Redhead Riter said...

The little birdie is so cute! Makes me smile.