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Monday, July 19, 2010

Stitch is King!

Happy Monday everyone… and sorry I’m late, but the real world needed my attention so I had to drag myself away from the computer for a few hours. But here I am and so is today’s freebie.

The reaction to Friday’s "a little bit" surprised me. It seemed I could have saved the time making the border and just given you the stitches…? A few of you asked for a tutorial and there is nothing I would rather do than share my knowledge but… Let me tell you a little story first: A few years ago I had some friends over for coffee and I had baked the most delicious chocolate chip cookies. They all asked for the recipe but I told them it was a family secret handed down from generation to generation. I couldn’t get myself to tell the truth that it was “Betty Crocker in a box”-cookies! I felt bad and promised never to lie about things like that ever again.

“Why did I have to hear this story?” you might think. Well here is why: I took the short cut when making the stitches as well. So if you want a tutorial, here it is.

Get yourself a stitch brush - there are plenty to buy and for free (check the credits for today’s freebie).
Use it to make the shape and size you need for your LO.
And finally use some sort of style and maybe some shadows to make it look more realistic.

I’m sorry - that is all you get from me.

If you still need a tutorial I made a little research on the net and if you Google the words “Tutorial+stitches+PSE” (change PSE to your own software) you will get loads of results both written and video.

To make up for my laziness in the stitch department I have made you a big bunch of my own favourite stitches for today’s freebie. You get 20 separate stitches and a png with 20 more for you to separate and style. I hope that buys your forgiveness…? Also, if you have specific questions about making your own stitches or anything else, please feel free to ask me either by comment or email, and I will do my best to help and guide you.

Click on image to download.

I will be back on Wednesday with more goodies. Hope to see you then.

19 comments:

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [19 Jul 12:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Anonymous said...

beautiful , thank you :-) !

Eni said...

thanks for being so generous!
Love this stitches!

Jitka said...

Thank you for your beautiful freebie!

Barbara said...

So nice; thank you!

Anonymous said...

Just love ALL the stitches, thanks so much.


Judy

Glenda said...

Thank you for the great stitches and your little story!

Autumnheart said...

I love stitches! Thank you so much for sharing. :-)

ava-j said...

haha, your post made me laugh. :) thank you for being honest! and for sharing even more freebies!

Jody said...

Thanks for the stitches. I have also downloaded some brushes as you suggested and will try making some myself.

thanks for all the info.

bj said...

thank you!!

Eszter(beszteri) said...

Wow! I LOVE stitching. Thank you so much for your beautiful freebie! :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much!

Foxycrafts said...

These are fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing.

Love Joan xx

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*~Nightshadow~* said...

Wonderful! Thanks so much.

Anonymous said...

merci beaucoup !c'est tres gentil de votre part.

Sarah.Fabulous said...

Thanks, your stuff is great!

tina said...

thanks so much!