My latest piece of embroidery. It’s a kit from Michael’s I bought to practice basic stitches. It hasn’t been blocked yet, eventually it’s going to be framed and put in the reading nook in the new apartment. That last sentence was the most uncool thing I think I’ve ever said. Adulthood, yay!
Just finished a new hat and in the process learned how to make a pompom! I don’t know if I’ll ever wear this and I don’t know who will want a neon pink hat but I’m very pleased with it and I have the feeling it’s going to keep my head warm.
Note: I initially took pics with my skull piggy bank because I couldn’t get a good pic of myself with this on. Then I realized my laptop has a camera, who would have thought in this day and age!? Of course I had to include both pics because who doesn’t love a skull piggy bank with a pink hat on it’s bare head? You can think of it as a macabre before and after I suppose.
My first embroidered thing! A pessimistic cat balloon?
Lessons I got from making this: pin the transfer before you iron, keep the hoop very tight, do the outline last, I have a lot to learn.
First try at embroidery! This takes more patience than I expected, and when my cats wake up I’m expecting them to completely freak out over the thread. Youtube how-to videos were a huge help with the french knots. When I actually make something I will be sure to put it up.
I made these for my family for Chrismukah this year and now I can finally make them public! I got the patterns from Subversivecrossstich.com. I highly recommend these kits, there’s also a lot of helpful links on the site as well.