Thursday, February 24, 2011
I Am, In Fact, Feeling Stitchy
Over at feeling stitchy, one of my new favorite blogs, there's a stitchalong this month. I only discovered it this past Sunday, so it's a good thing the design isn't too complicated! But as soon as I saw it, I knew that I had a plain shirt that was just perfect for a little embellishment.
The design is a little crooked and my stitches a bit uneven, because I was so impatient to get right to work that I didn't bother to do anything like, oh, use stabilizer or even transfer the pattern to the fabric somehow: I sat at my computer screen with the image up and eyeballed the whole thing! So I really don't mind that it's not perfect, it's plenty good enough for a wearable that I stitched up in an afternoon.
As for why it's on the back and not the front, since I wear my hair up 95% of the time or more, I actually like the surprise of having a plain-fronted shirt with something kick-ass on the back. People really don't expect it, and I like getting the compliments!
Totally off-topic: check out the awesome turtle hair stick! My husband found this for me when he went with some friends to Chicago for a few days last year...I didn't even expect a present, and poof!--amazing carved turtle hair stick. He's so sweet.