Monday, June 4, 2012

This is one of my many non-marketable skills.

I finally finished my craft category entry for the TonnerCon 2012 competition! Except, alas, I started it about three weeks later than I should have, so it wasn't close to finished in time. All the same, here it is, un-ironed and un-framed, and 100% hand-stitched:





I added gold metallic thread to the brown outlines of the hair, which sparkles nicely, but the camera didn't pick that up. This exercise served to remind me of why I hate to work with metallic thread, as it is evil and uncooperative. But sparkly, and that forgives all.

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  1. Non-marketable?! My little sister would grab that, hang on tightly, and when she would be older, she'd frame it!

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    1. Your little sister has very good taste. :D

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  2. Did you stitch her eyes and lips? I am impressed and ashamed of my own stitching now. Hah

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    1. Yep, did the whole thing. And spish, yours is damn good.

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  3. She's lovely, and doesn't that suck how something so unique and special.. can't get you very far in today's society.. blah..

    but great work..

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    1. Thank you! The advent of the modern embroidery machine has rendered my skills redundant, alas. All the same, I enjoy it, so I still do it. Art for its own sake indeed.

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  4. I got Martie in tonner doll duels on your side bar I voted for her right away the photo was your profile picture

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  5. HAHA! I knew it was a Rapunzel! Lol. Nice Job! My embroidering is more tangle than stitch!

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    1. Yep, you called it right away! ;D I'd love to see your embroidery.

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