Did you know there is a Split Stitch Flickr group? Well there is! You are welcome to post pictures of anything Split Stitch related in the pool ... stuff you have made using free or purchased patterns, stuff made with Split Stitch craft supplies (including the scrap packs), etc. It is really rewarding for me to see what people do with my patterns and ideas, and I find that other people interpret my patterns in ways I would never have thought of. Like all of these gems that have been added to the pool recently ...
Check out this Flat Bottom Pouch by mybrownbagstudio, I LOVE that she enlarged the pattern! Even though I included 3 sizes I don't know that I would have thought about making it even bigger ... odd, huh? But now that I have seen it done, I know that I MUST make some bigger pouches too!
AND, if the super-sized flat bottom pouch is not enough, mybrownbagstudio also made some gorgeous Tea Time Mug Rugs. I am loving the use of felt applique on these beauties. I am including a few of her mug rugs here, but she has a lot more that you can see for yourself in the flickr group, or in her Etsy shop.
And check out this flat bottom pouch by flickr user pomgrnte (aka scooch monkey) . She did such a gorgeous job on this pouch, and the zipper ends? Perfect! She also wrote a really nice review of the Flat Bottom Pouch pattern on her blog, you can find it HERE. She also explains that she is using this pouch to store her digital camera, and I thought that was just a fantastic idea. Love the Legacy Studio fabric too.
And lookee here .... a very cool cross stitch project using the free Ice Cream Cross Stitch Pattern Pack by flickr user Crunchy Con Mommy. She explained to me that she is making this as a towel for her parents. Mint chocolate chip is her Dad's favorite ice cream, and her mom loves chocolate chip and strawberry ice cream. How thoughtful is that? Makes me sort of wish I had at least one daughter who would potentially stitch me up some sweet gifts like this in my golden years, but alas ... I have 3 wild boys whose interest in stitching me something as sweet as this is about 0 on a scale of 1-10. Oh well, looks like I will just have to stitch myself my own sweet gifts!
And last, but certainly not least check out this set of mug rugs by flickr user GirlwiththeStarspangledHeart. I love that she used black fabric for the side panel, once again I don't know that I would have thought about using black fabric here, but now that I have seen it done, I think how could I not? And her embroidery looks awesome too ... I recognize those paper lanterns from Sublime Stitching (the Craft Pad maybe?). If you want to see more of GirlwiththeStarspangledHeart, she blogs HERE.
And that is it for today! Would you like to see your work featured here on the split stitch? All you have to do is just upload your Split Stitch project to the Split Stitch Flickr group ... that is it, and I will contact you to find out if it is okay for me to share.