Sunday, April 10, 2011

Moulin Rouge at Dusk & a T-shirt

After I stitched that Moulin Rouge Dancer, I couldn't stop looking at a design of the Moulin Rouge at midnight in the same booklet. I wanted to stitch it, but the design was done on white with the the entire navy blue sky background stitched in. That sure didn't sound like fun. I thought about using a dark blue fabric, but that didn't sound like much fun either. So Lauren at Sassy's Fabbys came to the rescue and made a medium blue color for me, a bit darker than her standard Ebb Tide color. That way I could do a Moulin Rouge at dusk instead. As usual, the camera just wouldn't do justice to the great colors that really pop on this 18 ct Aida fabric.



One of my Jazzercise instructors just became a first time grandmother. Some of us agreed to decorate a t-shirt or onesie in some way and the collection will be presented to her as a class gift. I thought I had kind of mastered the technique of stitching on a t-shirt, but this little thing was so incredibly stretchy! From a distance it's pretty cute and the baby will outgrow it in a few months. And it will be given with a whole set of interesting shirts, so I'm not worried that it isn't perfect. The design is a Stickeule freebie you can fine here.





24 comments:

staci said...

Love the way Moulin Rouge turned out on that blue fabric. And those owls are adorable!

mainely stitching said...

What fun stitching you've been up to! Love those sweet little owls, and the Moulin Rouge is so striking!

Jackie said...

How wonderful to have fabric specially dyed for your project!

The owls on the baby garment are cute! Handmade items are always so very special.

Margaret said...

What a wonderful baby gift! It looks pretty good from where I'm sitting! Love the Moulin Rouge piece too!

zoomcity said...

Aww, cute, cute tshirt! I like Moulin Rouge at dusk, I'm sure it's much better than row after row of stitching the night sky. :)

Miss 376 said...

What a lovely baby gift, it's beautiful. Great idea for the sky, it does look good the way you've done it

KarenV said...

Very cute owls, Annie!

♥ Nia said...

Moulin Rouge looks so pretty :D that fabric looks fabulous on the background!!

I'be never stitched on fabric like that but when it's elastic /stretch it must be pretty difficult! You did a great job :)

Carol said...

Fabric dyed just for you, Annie--lucky you :) It looks great with your Moulin Rouge stitching.

And your jazzercise instructor is going to love her collection of baby t-shirts. The little owls are darling! Take a photo of all of the shirts if you get a chance--I'm sure we would love to see everyone's creativity :)

Nancy said...

Moulin Rouge is so pretty - the colors look wonderful against the blue fabric! The owls are darling - what a cute shirt!

Alisa said...

Annie, you always stitch the most interesting things! Your Moulin Rouge is stunning...what perfect fabric! Lovely little shirt for the baby...you are very creative. :)

Pumpkin said...

Wonderful job on Moulin Rouge! Sassy did a brilliant job with the fabric color :o)

Now that is just TOO precious!

Annette said...

Your Moulin Rouge looks so beautifull.. The pattern on that fabric is perfect.
Beautifull red/orange/yellow colors.

The little owls are so beautifull

Michelle said...

Oh, I just love the Moulin Rouge piece - the fabric is perfect!

The owls are so cute!

Melanie said...

I love the fabric. It's perfect. :)
And the little owls are adorable!!

Karen said...

A brilliant solution for Moulin Rouge, Annie! And the little owls are darling!

Daffycat said...

Whoa...that would be a LOT of blue to stitch! Great substitution, Annie!

Love these little owls. That's a nice gift!

Blu said...

Moulin Rouge looks great! I support the substitution of fabric for stitching! It'd have gone into long term storage after a few hundred blue stitches for me!

Love the little owls! Thanks for the link!

umintsuru said...

Hi Annie, Your Moulin Rouge is fabulous. Although I have not done cross stitch for years now, your Moulin Rouge dancer just made me want to pick up the needle again. Imagine a whole Moulin Rouge scene.

gazette94 said...

Your Moulin rouge is wonderful !The fabric is pefect too...Great work..

nima said...

i love the cute little owl on the baby dress.

Siobhan said...

Moulin Rouge looks great!! The owls are too cute, too.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow that Moulin Rouge is fantastic and perfect on that hand dyed fabric!

trillium said...

Great! I was looking for a little owl freebie to stitch for a friend.