The Cheeky Chica

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🌟🌟GIVEAWAY🌟🌟 I'm giving away a Premium Ticket to my workshop on November 3rd at the incomporable @jolieartsdance studio. . . To enter for this Premium Ticket, you'll need to do the following: 🍁Follow me at @thecheekychica_etsy 🍁Tag a friend who would want to come with you to the workshop . That's it! For extra entries, you can: 🍁Tag extra friends in separate comments (1 entry per friend) 🍁Add this post to your stories and tag me (3 extra entries) 🍁Share this post on your feed and tag me (5 extra entries) . That's really it! Remember this workshop is in American Fork, UT so make sure if you're entering you can attend there. Prize is not transferable. Giveaway not associated with Instagram.
Moved my video set up and am still working out the kinks in the new place. Sorry for the focus issues, I'll get it sorted out again 🀦. The tip for this Tuesday is on whipped stitch. You'll start with a design stitched with backstitch (a basic stitch that I may cover in another video) as the first color. You'll then take your second color up next to the base, and slide your needle under each loop of the previous stitches to create a candycane like effect. Make sure you're always going the same direction under the floss, otherwise you won't get the striping effect. That's it! It's easy as pie, and such a fun way to add color to a hoop. . . Remember Utah followers, I have a workshop coming up that will show you all these tips and tricks in person! Don't forget to buy tickets! 😘
Guys, my custom holiday ornaments are now available on Etsy. Check out the link in the bio! I'll only be doing limited quantities of these, so go snag them quickly. Also, in celebration of FINALLY getting these listed, I'm doing a flash sale for 40% off select items. So go snag things NOW! Also, someone go order an ornament with the Beard Christmas fabric. It's just so cute.
When you've got fall vibes, but you still β™₯️ pink. πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜
Hey y'all! I've got a bunch of new faces around here, so I thought I'd show you mine. I'm Shelby, also known as The Cheeky Chica herself! I have two labs (Lulu and Hashtag, and they're my favorite things in the world), a husband I adore, and a crazy passion for making cool artwork in the form of embroidery. I'm from Utah, and live in a cute little town called Pleasant Grove. I love to teach embroidery, and those local to my area, I've got a kick-ass workshop coming up, so go look at tickets. . . I'd love to know more about you, so feel free to introduce yourself in the comments! Let's all be best friends, haha!
Y'all this is a little different than my normal style, but I kinda love it. Sometimes you just gotta go with the initial idea. Let's just file it under the cheeky part of The Cheeky Chica.
Just working on some fall this #wipwednesday πŸ‚πŸƒπŸ
Alright for Tip Tuesday today I have a video of how to do reverse chain. If you want to see this in real time, go check out my live from yesterday (if you still can). Otherwise, the first part of this is slowed down so you can start it off right. Also let me know in the comments what you'd like to see for next Tip Tuesday.
I've had this piece that I made last year floating around my house. It's one that while I loved the concept of it, the execution was questionable. This was made at the beginning of my embroidery journey, when I was still figuring out my style and basic techniques. I was so proud of it though, and showed it off all the time. 1 year later, I decided to redesign and remake it, to fit more in my current style. I used the same colors and same fabric, and redid the design. In the end, I think it's a good lesson in progress. It's fun to see how far I've come.
I love how this hoop turned out after all the work I showed you last week. It's so cute! I think I'm going to do a tip Tuesday with more of those videos. Is that something you'd like to see?
Day 7 and we're finishing up this piece. In this I show you how I remove the pen marks from my hoop and how I back it. For this one I left it with an open back, but usually I cover the backs of my hoops with fabric by adding a third layer for fabric underneath before cutting and gluing. (I may or may not have just started cutting too early to do that this time πŸ™ˆ)
Day 6 and we're almost done. Here I worked with two strands of floss to fill in the section below the yellow with orange. Again I used long and short stitch to fill. After the area was covered, using one strand I brought the yellow color down into the orange, with lighter stitches spaced further apart. If you missed it, I then finished it off with some red in a live video yesterday. This is saved for 24 hours if you want to check it out. Tomorrow will be the last video of this series where I'll show you how I back my hoops.
Day 5 of this hoop and we're getting to the fun part. This is going to have 3 part leaves that fade from yellow to orange and red in a technique sometimes known as thread painting. The first step is to put down a base layer of the lightest color. I used a short and long stitch to do this, so the gradient will be smooth. Today I'll be going live in more stories to show the next step and answer any questions. Keep an eye out at 6pm MST for that! 😍
Day 4 and I'm finishing up the words. For this section I used two different stitches; reverse chain stitch and backstitch. Reverse chain is great for lettering, and I use it ALL. THE. TIME. Here I'm using 2 strands if of DMC 310 (Black). Tomorrow we'll get into the beginnings of thread painting for the leaves, which will be super fun.
Day three I'm filling in the word I outlined yesterday. I used 3 strands of @dmc_embroidery floss in 3777 (Very Dark Terra Cotta) to do a brick stitch fill. This is a fun filler, because it's easy like backstitch and gives some texture. Swipe ➑️ to see the tools I used. Tomorrow I'll finish it the wording, then onto the fun part: leaves!
Day two of this series, we actually get to stitching! I started with a simple backstitch to outline the word "Leaf" in black. Tomorrow I'll be will be using a brick stitch in a beautiful deep red color to fill it in. Keep an eye out for that video, and follow me to follow along.
Alright guys, I did it! This is part one of a video series showing how I complete a hoop from start to finish. In this tutorial I show how I complete design transfer from tablet to fabric before I begin stitching. Swipe ➑️➑️➑️ to see the tools that I use for this process. If you want to see more of these videos, make sure you're following me. And if you're in Utah, there are still tickets available for my Embroidery Workshop, where you'll learn how to do all of this for yourself!
Another sneak peek of what is included in the Ultimate ticket to my Embroidery Workshop. This cute hoop is the perfect size for a tree ornament, or festive cubicle decor. There's this and other goodies galore waiting for you when you purchase an Ultimate ticket. Spots still available, like in the bio.
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