Saturday, September 26, 2015

Nearly Ninjas - Part 336.....

Appliques are all done and test run.  Each set of Ninja come with a bonus set of Throwing stars - an applique, a redwork/quilting star and a small filled star.   These have sat in a file since 2010.....I wrote about them back  here!

Ninja with Samuri Sword   

Ninja with Nunchucks

Ninja of Deep Thoughts

 Ninja with Stick

Ninja with Throwing Stars

Group Photo!!

Had a go at spray painting a t-shirt or two.   Menopausal mauve Ninja.

All versions of the Ninjas are now in my Etsy shop here.

Sue xxx

Thursday, September 24, 2015


Stitched this lot out over the past week.  Quick and easy to make in the hoop with a small seam to hand stitch after stuffing.    Could make a pincushion out of them, dog/cat toy or just as a stuffed cushion.   There are two doll styles and each one has four different faces.   And....they are only $3 for the set - $2 for the 4x4/100x100mm size.  Bargain.

Also in this range are these cute faces made with self cover buttons.  Two sizes, four different faces and a throwing star - use them to decorate a bag, a hair tie, cushion, clothing, hat.  

Appliques are coming soon.   Sue xxx

Tuesday, September 15, 2015


Going through some old designs in Embird, I remembered these guys, so got to work on a revision and most are in the process of being test stitched as we speak.   

I started playing with these guys quite some time ago it seems  -     Hope to have them up at Etsy in the next week.   There will also be a Ninja softee/pincushion in the range too!

Since my last posts, I have also turned this......
Into a bit of glamorous, over the top, Urban Threads ghoulishness.   I also realised my skull bead collection is getting a bit out of hand!    Just needs some more silverware on it - and we can call it Halloween...... 

This moon is from Urban Threads - I added a layer of silver/black lurex before stitching and trimmed close.   I then added three layers of wadding to make it stand out.   I also used this method with the skulls and the roses.    The skulls were stitched on to organza first and then appliqued in to position.  I find this helps stop distortion when a lot of embroidery stitches are involved.   

Bye for now.   Sue xxx