Here is my second ever embroidery project – I did this one in March 2011, just a couple of weeks after I did my “Lucky” project. I LOVE this and I love the idea that I had to do a series of these cute and literal interpretations of Beatles songs. Oh, something you should know about me: huge Beatles fan. I *will* Get Back (ha! See what I did there?) to doing this series!
I originally posted this project on my personal blog in February of 2011. February is National Embroidery Month and I was so inspired by all of the embroidery tutorials I kept seeing around the web, that I was inspired to try it out myself.
This is in progress… And it was done on a random scrap because I always intended it to be practice – but I like it. I had the lyric, “You can indicate anything you see…” from “Dig a Pony” in my head for a while. Then I started to imagine the pony… A cute innocent little pony. And it started me thinking about a whole series of images of cute and literal representations of Beatles songs and lyrics. So this is my first attempt. I messed up the letters a little. I’ve been intending on filling them in with a satin stitch, but nervous to attempt it. It *is* a practice attempt so I will attempt, eventually. Right now I just like looking at it because it makes me smile.
I kept seeing embroidery projects all over the web the last few weeks (apparently, February is National Embroidery Month) and it got me thinking that learning to embroider might be the perfect companion craft to sewing. Since I’m a beginner sewer and tend to pick projects that don’t incorporate a lot of embellishment in the patterns themselves, I could add some cute embroidery to them to really finish off my projects.
So here’s my first attempt at embroidering. I found a simple shamrock clip art file online (after discovering that my drawing skills are so nonexistent that I can’t even freehand a shamrock) and printed it out with the word “Lucky” underneath in a simple font. Then I traced the design directly onto my fabric. I backstitched the entire pattern because it was the only stitch that I could figure out how to do by reading instructions I found online.
I think it turned out cute! I definitely need to keep practicing and working on making my stitches uniform and learning more stitching techniques – but I enjoyed the project (nice to have a “portable” craft) and I like the results. Since I’m a little addicted to buying picture frames, I’m planning on putting this in one of the cute frames I have at home that’s currently pictureless (that drives Alex crazy that I collect picture frames and don’t fill them right away, but I love the frames and I’m picky about what pictures I’ll put in them). I really like the way it turned out – a cute little reminder that I’m the lucky kind when I’m feeling down.
A few posts back, one of my favorite crafty sites, Prudent Baby, showcased some designs from www.sublimestitching.com and I was in