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Hi!! Since I finished Architecture I've been working in different construction companies, but I like design and in this shop you can see some examples about what I prepare in my free time.
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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.
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 maleâ€™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.
valentines day (937),
cross stitch (339),
anti valentines day (136),
praying mantis (35)
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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 8 months ago.
Love this fabric! It is very pretty and hilarious.
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Thank you Pat, I hope you enjoy the fabric!
Posted over 2 years ago.
Love this fabric!
I loved your take on this theme! So well done...beautiful and wonderfully funny at the same time. Belated congratulations on your win!
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Amazing design! The close up stitch looks so cool!
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. :)
PS Just had a look at the close up. Wow! The detail is amazing, very realistic. Did you use illustrator?
Original, beautiful and clever. So glad this won! :)
What design program was used? I'd love to learn. :D
Congratulations! Looks exceptionally good up close!
Love it!! Congrats!!
Congratulations! Funny, smart and well done!
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.
Congrats on your win, Ana! Such a fun idea, and the printed fabric looks great!
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!!!
Congrats! I love this!!!
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
My husband got a kick out of this! Congratulations, on your win!
Congratulations! I'd hoped you would win :) I laughed out loud as soon as I saw it while voting. Very original!
Congratulations, Ana, on this well-deserved win!!! It's a fantastic, delightful design that no doubt will find many buyers! :o)
Congratulations on your winning design!
Anti-Valentine's Day Cross Stitch Design Challenge Winner!
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So funny! Congratulations on winning.
Congratulations on the win! So original design!
Congratulations on your win!
So pleased to see this win and it looks fabulous printed! Congratulations!!!
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.
Many congratulations Ana on a very well deserved win!
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...
Congrats on the win! I LOVE this design! So gorgeous!
Congrats on first place!!So funny! :)
So well deserved...Congrats!
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!
Congratulations! Your design made me smile!
This is brilliant! Congratulations on your well deserved win!
Congratulations on first place with your excellent design, Ana!:-)
Congrats on first place! Well deserved!
Congratulations! I love your sense of humor:)
The most charming take on love and its consequences I can imagine. This design very much deserved its win!
Well done, awesome design!
Congratulations on your first place with this unfortunate date scene :)
Bravo! So funny!
So hilarious! congrats on your big win! :o)
Wonderfully done! Both beautiful and funny!
Yay! Congrats on winning with this fabulously fun design. So beautifully done. :-)
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!
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
So very well done and such a great idea! Its a winner!
Absolutely marvellous design, all the best with it, it's so good!
This is just the best thing ever.
I'm not good at English too but I can tell you that your design is fabulous!!!
Fantastic! Can't wait for this to be for sale~
Mantis in real size (printed in paper).
Not as big as I thought! Mantis in real size (printed in paper).
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.
Hands down winner! Got to have a piece of this fabric. When will it be for sale?
Great idea and beautifully executed! Pardon the pun....:)
Wonderful in every way! I love the colors, the repeat and the details...but mostly your hilarious idea! Well done!
Haha! Brilliant! Funny but also good looking! Well done!
This was my favorite by far! I got a good laugh out of your clever wit, no text needed! Very, very well done
Your design is definitely my favourite this week!
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!
Great concept, hugely funny and it remains beautiful at the same time. The detail of your stitches and fabric look so realistic as well.
I saw this and decided it is so perfect I won't even enter. Good luck.
So funny! perfect for the contest; and the "cross stitch" is so well done.
I love it!
Close detail for the Anti-Valentines Day Cross Stitch contest
Detail for the Anti-Valentines Day Cross Stitch contest
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