Another mug rug but this time for Margaret W. The cross stitch is a freebie design by Plum Street Samplers. I changed the chart a little with MW's DD as the elder and her DS as the baby! Stitched on Lugana 28ct evenweave with DMC floss. The fabric is from a honeybun called Make Life by Sweetwater for Moda. Sorry about the pictures being a little dark despite being rather sunny outside. I think I need to tweak some manual settings and see how that goes.
I bought this book without knowing that it wasn't REALLY couture. The techniques really looked impressive and quite polished to my untrained eye. Ann of Gorgeous Fabrics panned it just a few days after I got my copy :( Nevertheless it's really useful to me and I don't think I want to aim for real couture sewing as such although it is always good to know what's out there (famous words by Mulder). I would be happy with meticulously made RTW (Ready to Wear) garments.
Burda 8218. I chucked this fabric aside as it was too sheer almost like organza. The fabric was Glace by Three Sisters for Moda. My friends say I could use a spaghetti T or a lacy camisole inside the blouse ... we'll see. I've cut another piece or white cotton fabric since, this time thicker.
Sunni's tutorial, which is very clever.
Mary Glover, still some catching up to to. I had to unpick 'FINISHED THIS MARCH' as I used the wrong colour floss :( It's now corrected. When it rain it pours? That's how the weather has been here in KL for some days. There's a mini storm every evening starting at 4 pm. The lightning show is just above my roof!
Taryn's blog. I used this instructions. I am using Kona's Rich Red and a white muslin.