Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Sailor Mouth Swap **contains foul language**


**Warning this post contains some swearing (cursing if you will) and a "finger" - if you find these things offensive please don't bother reading this post. I considered blanking them out but it sort of defeats the point. You have been warned!**


I've just found out my partner, the lovely Krista, has received her Sailor Mouth Swap goodies so I can go ahead and show you what I made for her...


She said she liked Liberty so I used some scraps I had to make a pouch. I used English Paper Piecing to sew the hexies and sewed a blanket stitch to attach them along with a little hand quilting.


On the other side I used strips of Liberty and then embroidered a reminder to 'keep things organised' ;)


The main swap was this embroidered Johnny Cash hoop:


This took a long time to sew and I wish I'd had more time to add more detail but at the same time I didn't want to over work it. To make the embroidery I found the image I wanted to use then used picassa to play with it so I could get a good outline (I think I changed it to neon). I then traced over the image to outline the main shapes:



It's mostly sewn using backstitch but there's also some satin stitch, French knots and other stitches in there:





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32 comments:

  1. oh that is FAB! The pouch is hilarious, and your embroidery is perfect!

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  2. Love the pouch and your embroidery work is fantastic!

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  3. WOW, I would be super pleased to receive that little hoard in a swap, brilliant!
    Thanks for dropping in my blog and joining in my giveaway :)

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  4. Really really love your Cash...

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  5. ha, ha, brilliant pouch, a good reminder! And who says embroidery is for old ladies?? Loving your Johnny Cash hoop! Ange

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  6. Lol, very good, and who wouldn't want Johnny Cash giving them the finger every day ;o)

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  7. FANtastic job, Lucy! Great Detail in Johnny's face and, uhhhhh, finger ;-)

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  8. Brilliant! I am in awe of your Johnny Cash hoop x

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  9. That pouch is so sweet on one side and hilarious on the other. Your embroidery skills have gone over the moon! And to think I knew you when you were just starting..... :-)

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  10. I was wondering how you you came up with your Johnny Cash......well done!

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  11. Well, it's not my thing but once again I'm so impressed by your embroidery skills. Is it easier to sit and embroider while pregnant than sew at the machine?? I'm thinking yes.

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  12. Just like Heather D said--while the Sailor Mouth Swap isn't for me, I HAD to comment and tell you how much I love your projects! That Johnny Cash embroidery is phenomenal! Great job, girl!

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  13. You Brits have the best swaps - I can't believe I'm not in it as my Sailor Mouth is excellent! I'm so jealous. Quilting in the wrong country... auughhh!!!

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  14. You are too cool, I NEED one of those pouches in my life, perhaps then I would follow it's advice!

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  15. SOoo clever - awesome embroidery!! Very cool pouch to put schtuff in !!!

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  16. What skill and patience you have to make that amazing hoop! Must have been to part with! And the hexie pouch is sweet...and bit of a contrast to Johnny!

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  17. Krista is super lucky! Love the embroidery work and it is great that you showed bits of the process!

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  18. Such a fun hoop! A great idea on the pattern transfer and all the neat stitches =D

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  19. You. Are. Hilarious! Fantastic.

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  20. Ha! Ha! and why not!!!

    Very good post!!!

    Amanda :-)

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  21. This is simply amazing! I love your embroidery. And now I want to add a blanket stitch to the edge of some hexies because I think it looks lovely.

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  22. I love it - fabulous work Lucy. I may have to lie down though and fan myself as I'm feeling a little faint from the shock of it all!

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  23. i am in love with your johnny cash embroidery! That is one lucky swap partner.

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  24. That is some cool embroidery, Lucy! And the little hexies are so cute too! Hope kindergarten is going okay for your little one! xoxo

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  25. I am shocked - by the brilliance of your technique! Thanks for the ****** awesome tutorial Lucy!

    I am sure she will be proud to be so well organised ! And enjoy a reminder of Johnny!

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  26. love it, Lucy. I'm so glad you got me as your partner! The detail on the embroidery is so amazing in person, photos just don't begin to do it justice! Thanks so so much, I've got the pouch stuffed full of an EPP project as we speak :D

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  27. Both of these are ridiculously amazing! If there's a second round of this I need to get my butt in gear and sign up, I want to make dirty word art for someone, too.

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  28. Ahahahahhahahaa! I love both of these things so much :-D I died laughing at that pouch!

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