For the first time in 5 years, I took 3 weeks off from blogging. I wish I could say it was on purpose but summer took over and time slipped away from me…… and I thoroughly enjoyed it! In small moments of stolen time, I did projects just for the pure pleasure of it.
I embroidered my clothes. This is my old jean skirt. New to me now, though! I had so much fun just being spontaneous and experimenting. Hard to say how long I spent. I wish I recorded how long this took but I did it over the course of 2 weeks whenever I could find a couple of free hours.
A rose in variegated thread. The serendipity font I found online. I used a white sakura gel pen to sketch it onto the denim then sewed over the sketch switching colors each time I ran out of thread.
“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it” - Roald Dahl. I used some sparkly thread and my own messy script handwriting for this one.
This was a from a painting I made. A potential future pattern.
Here is the whole skirt from the front.
Here it is from the back.
Then I bought a pair of denim shorts and started on those.
I’ve also been graffiti-ing my walls. They are dirty and the whole house would benefit from a re-paint job. It is the perfect opportunity to go a little crazy and make the house my palette.
I sit down when I have some spare time and keep adding to it. I guess I’ll stop when I run out of room.
Next I attacked a hutch I had been wanting to re-paint for a long time. I thought it would only take me a weekend but it always takes longer than you think it will, ya know? I’m still putting finishing touches on it. Mom and Aunt Jean - recognize this? HaHa
I spend my mornings exploring and poking around my tiny garden in the backyard. I sprinkled a wildflower mix, crossed my fingers, and hoped for the best.
I hope you are all enjoying your summer for those of you in the season. I plan on coming back gangbusters in the fall. My goal to create complete embroidery kits to sell. I sell digital patterns but I would love to sell complete kits for beginners. Would love to hear your thoughts on this or any patterns you would like to see.
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