As I've been working on this project, it's occurred to me, I've absolutely no idea why my daddy and stepmomma have everything with 'L & L' on it when their names (which I'll withhold for privacy... because my blog is, what, so totally popular and all that, right? :P) completely do not begin with L's.… Continue reading Things I Don’t Know
Yay game references! I wanted to make something small and lovely for my stepmomma, so after a ridiculous amount of panic and mis-starts, I've begun this little delight! She adores hydrangeas and I really loved those wee tiny lazy daisy stitches from the mermaid stitchie, so this seemed a perfect fit. I'd originally thought to… Continue reading And So It Begins…
So, moving on to the bigger, scarier aspects of this whole endeavor and enjoying the morning light. I honestly didn't appreciate the subtle difference in morning blue light vs. afternoon yellow light until this project. Not to ruin any suspense (ha!) but I'll end up picking out every one of these white stitches later. Rope… Continue reading Crafty Morning Updates
My chain stitches have become occasionally confused with split stitches, but I'm getting there! There is something ridiculously relaxing about doing the same sort of pattern over and over across the fabric. I'm really wishing the whole design were this!
While I'd grown up learning to do 'useful things', it had been ages since I'd embroidered. I'd hoped to paint my own fabric for this, and while in essence I did accomplish that, in hindsight doing so with watercolors wasn't the smartest of ideas. That said, this is for my dearest of friends, a mermaid… Continue reading Getting Started