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The mantis girl is hungry of love fabric by analinea on Spoonflower - custom fabric

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Description: Praying mantis, a very lovely animal... yum yum! (I'm not good at English, so I did a design without any text, in order to be universally understood.) Half size available here.

Coordinates here.

Sexual cannibalism is common among most predatory species of mantis in captivity, and under some circumstances may also be observed in the field. 90% of the predatory species of mantis participate in sexual cannibalism. The female may begin feeding by biting off the male’s head. (from Wikipedia)

The size (scale) you see displayed in all Spoonflower offerings is actually only a suggestion. Because this is custom printing, designs can be made in any (technically possible and reasonable looking) size. You can even order the same design in two sizes, such as a yard of big and a yard of small, to use together. Please, contact me if you want any sizing change in my designs.

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analinea

analinea says: Thank you for sharing, Alicia! You've done a perfect cushion, I love the back side with the continuation of the pattern. Very clever!

Posted 7 months ago.

flytime...

flytimes_alicia says: Love this fabric! It is very pretty and hilarious.

flytimes_alicia uploaded a project image link for analinea's design The mantis girl is hungry of love :

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Posted 7 months ago.

analinea

analinea says: Thank you Pat, I hope you enjoy the fabric!

Posted about 2 years ago.

pat508

pat508 says: Love this fabric!

Posted about 2 years ago.

robinpi...

robinpickens says: I loved your take on this theme! So well done...beautiful and wonderfully funny at the same time. Belated congratulations on your win!

Posted over 2 years ago.

analinea

analinea says: Photo from Spoonflower's Flickr.

analinea uploaded a fabric image for analinea's design The mantis girl is hungry of love :

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Posted over 2 years ago.

analinea

analinea says: Photo from Spoonflower's Flickr.

analinea uploaded a fabric image for analinea's design The mantis girl is hungry of love :

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Posted over 2 years ago.

sandie_tee

sandie_tee says: Amazing design! The close up stitch looks so cool!

Posted over 2 years ago.

analinea

analinea says: Hi xweets362 and Maggie. I'm an architech and the program I use better is AutoCAD. It's for drawing houses, not for graphic design, so I draw the shapes in AutoCAD and then I put the effects in Photoshop. If you want, I can share the Photoshop file (a little part of it), so you can understand how I did it. :)

Posted over 2 years ago.

red_liq...

red_liquorice says: PS Just had a look at the close up. Wow! The detail is amazing, very realistic. Did you use illustrator?

Posted over 2 years ago.

red_liq...

red_liquorice says: Original, beautiful and clever. So glad this won! :)

Posted over 2 years ago.

xweets10

xweets10 says: What design program was used? I'd love to learn. :D

Posted over 2 years ago.

susan_p...

susan_polston says: Congratulations! Looks exceptionally good up close!

Posted over 2 years ago.

therust...

therustichome says: Love it!! Congrats!!

Posted over 2 years ago.

chicca_...

chicca_besso says: Congratulations! Funny, smart and well done!

Posted over 2 years ago.

analinea

analinea says: Thank you, I love your comments and your stories. :) As you can see in the blog (http://blog.spoonflower.com/2014/02/10-snarky-cross-stitch-designs-for-valentines-day.html#more) there were just 19 votes between the mantis and the second one, you each vote was important. If anyone needs a coordinated design for bias tape or other, please write me, I enjoyed designing this and I'll love to do more.

Posted over 2 years ago.

pennycandy

pennycandy says: Congrats on your win, Ana! Such a fun idea, and the printed fabric looks great!

Posted over 2 years ago.

andreaa...

andreaantinomy says: There were many great designs in this contest, but I old have been furious if any of the others had one. Far and away the best. I love it!!!

Posted over 2 years ago.

dunnspun

dunnspun says: Congrats! I love this!!!

Posted over 2 years ago.

callycr...

callycreates says: SO pleased you won, I worried that the small size they show the entries might mean people missed your great detail and humour but luckily it was spotted by plenty of folk :-) well done

Posted over 2 years ago.

mrs__lu...

mrs__lucy_&_i says: My husband got a kick out of this! Congratulations, on your win!

Posted over 2 years ago.

thistle...

thistleandfox says: Congratulations! I'd hoped you would win :) I laughed out loud as soon as I saw it while voting. Very original!

Posted over 2 years ago.

christi...

christinewitte says: Congratulations, Ana, on this well-deserved win!!! It's a fantastic, delightful design that no doubt will find many buyers! :o)

Posted over 2 years ago.

bad_penny

bad_penny says: Congratulations on your winning design!

Posted over 2 years ago.

atate

atate says: Anti-Valentine's Day Cross Stitch Design Challenge Winner!

atate uploaded a fabric image for analinea's design The mantis girl is hungry of love :

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Posted over 2 years ago.

jill_o_...

jill_o_connor says: So funny! Congratulations on winning.

Posted over 2 years ago.

mirabel...

mirabelleprint says: Congratulations on the win! So original design!

Posted over 2 years ago.

yellows...

yellowstudio says: Congratulations on your win!

Posted over 2 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: So pleased to see this win and it looks fabulous printed! Congratulations!!!

Posted over 2 years ago.

redhand...

redhandedjill says: This is the best thing I think I've ever seen!!!! We've raised mantids for a class, hundreds of them, and I'm going to make little pillows for all the people who've helped raise them. LOVE IT!!!! Thank you for the great design. Much success to you.

Posted over 2 years ago.

cerigwen

cerigwen says: Many congratulations Ana on a very well deserved win!

Posted over 2 years ago.

analinea

analinea says: Thank you for your comments and for your votes. Tomorrow I'll go out for lunch with my boyfriend, but we'll celebrate this first place, not Valentine! In Spain is time to go bed, or to be sleeping. Have a good Valentine... or not...

Posted over 2 years ago.

vannina

vannina says: Congrats on the win! I LOVE this design! So gorgeous!

Posted over 2 years ago.

zapi

zapi says: Congrats on first place!!So funny! :)

Posted over 2 years ago.

lbishop

lbishop says: So well deserved...Congrats!

Posted over 2 years ago.

kotamom4

kotamom4 says: Love this! My kids had a mantis kit a few years ago and the little ones start eating each other right away if you don't separate them!

Posted over 2 years ago.

heleenv...

heleenvanbuul says: Congratulations! Your design made me smile!

Posted over 2 years ago.

vinpauld

vinpauld says: This is brilliant! Congratulations on your well deserved win!

Posted over 2 years ago.

rhondad...

rhondadesigns says: Congratulations on first place with your excellent design, Ana!:-)

Posted over 2 years ago.

celiafo...

celiaforrester says: Congrats on first place! Well deserved!

Posted over 2 years ago.

jillbyers

jillbyers says: Congratulations! I love your sense of humor:)

Posted over 2 years ago.

edsel2084

edsel2084 says: The most charming take on love and its consequences I can imagine. This design very much deserved its win!

Posted over 2 years ago.

paula's...

paula's_designs says: Well done, awesome design!

Posted over 2 years ago.

juliesf...

juliesfabrics says: Congratulations on your first place with this unfortunate date scene :)

Posted over 2 years ago.

keweena...

keweenawchris says: Bravo! So funny!

Posted over 2 years ago.

amy_g

amy_g says: So hilarious! congrats on your big win! :o)

Posted over 2 years ago.

clotild...

clotilda_warhammer says: Wonderfully done! Both beautiful and funny!

Posted over 2 years ago.

ottoman...

ottomanbrim says: Congratulations! Beautiful!

Posted over 2 years ago.

elramsay

elramsay says: Yay! Congrats on winning with this fabulously fun design. So beautifully done. :-)

Posted over 2 years ago.

hootena...

hootenannit says: Wow! The quintessential anti-Valentine image - I'm glad that you didn't use text; the heart and utensils say it all eloquently. Your design is so beautifully executed, too, from the doomed couple to the Aida cloth itself... just perfect!

Posted over 2 years ago.

analinea

analinea says: You make me feel happy designing. My boyfriend is bored of my conversation, always talking about my design ideas, and in a big part is fault of all of you! :P

Posted over 2 years ago.

cerigwen

cerigwen says: So very well done and such a great idea! Its a winner!

Posted over 2 years ago.

paula's...

paula's_designs says: Absolutely marvellous design, all the best with it, it's so good!

Posted over 2 years ago.

ottoman...

ottomanbrim says: Beautiful!

Posted over 2 years ago.

yellowee

yellowee says: This is just the best thing ever.

Posted over 2 years ago.

vannina

vannina says: I'm not good at English too but I can tell you that your design is fabulous!!!

Posted over 2 years ago.

ouzter

ouzter says: Fantastic! Can't wait for this to be for sale~

Posted over 2 years ago.

analinea

analinea says: Mantis in real size (printed in paper).

analinea uploaded a fabric image for analinea's design The mantis girl is hungry of love :

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Posted over 2 years ago.

analinea

analinea says: Not as big as I thought! Mantis in real size (printed in paper).

analinea uploaded a fabric image for analinea's design The mantis girl is hungry of love :

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Posted over 2 years ago.

analinea

analinea says: Thank you for your "lovely" comments! It was very fun for me doing the digital cross stich. Suzanne Brophy, if this design reaches the top ten, it will be available in a week. If not, I will order a swatch. But the pattern is now a bit large in order to be clearly seen for the fat quarter view of the contest, I'll adjust it a bit smaller after the contest.

Posted over 2 years ago.

pennycandy

pennycandy says: Great idea!

Posted over 2 years ago.

luckyrobin

luckyrobin says: Excellent !

Posted over 2 years ago.

brophy

brophy says: Hands down winner! Got to have a piece of this fabric. When will it be for sale?

Posted over 2 years ago.

christi...

christinewitte says: Great idea and beautifully executed! Pardon the pun....:)

Posted over 2 years ago.

lbishop

lbishop says: Wonderful in every way! I love the colors, the repeat and the details...but mostly your hilarious idea! Well done!

Posted over 2 years ago.

shellyp...

shellypenko says: Haha! Brilliant! Funny but also good looking! Well done!

Posted over 2 years ago.

trizzuto

trizzuto says: This was my favorite by far! I got a good laugh out of your clever wit, no text needed! Very, very well done

Posted over 2 years ago.

p_kok

p_kok says: Your design is definitely my favourite this week!

Posted over 2 years ago.

analinea

analinea says: Thank you for your words, I really appreciate them. But Cally Creates, please, enter the contest if the inspiration knocks your door, there is time enough!

Posted over 2 years ago.

candyjoyce

candyjoyce says: Great concept, hugely funny and it remains beautiful at the same time. The detail of your stitches and fabric look so realistic as well.

Posted over 2 years ago.

callycr...

callycreates says: I saw this and decided it is so perfect I won't even enter. Good luck.

Posted over 2 years ago.

victori...

victorialasher says: So funny! perfect for the contest; and the "cross stitch" is so well done.

Posted over 2 years ago.

glimmer...

glimmericks says: I love it!

Posted over 2 years ago.

analinea

analinea says: Close detail for the Anti-Valentines Day Cross Stitch contest

analinea uploaded a fabric image for analinea's design The mantis girl is hungry of love :

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Posted over 2 years ago.

analinea

analinea says: Detail for the Anti-Valentines Day Cross Stitch contest

analinea uploaded a fabric image for analinea's design The mantis girl is hungry of love :

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Posted over 2 years ago.

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