I want to find Hilary at Wee Wonderfuls and stalk her for a few days. Cause I need to know how she gets the back of her embroidery to look nice. What's she doing to get her stitches so perfect and how does she whip out these little perfections so quickly?
I made this little embroidered pillow for my niece's 3rd birthday party this Sunday. From far away it's cute as can be.
I used a pattern called The Stitchettes, added some ric rac and backed it with a cute fake Japanese fabric I found at the fabric store. The problem is that my stitches are so random and uneven and worst of all I crossed over too many times instead of tying off the threads and starting a new section. So when you look closely at the white fabric you see this criss crossing of strings behind the little Stitchette. Ugh. It's like she's got a bad case of multicolored varicose veins.
Ah screw it, next time I'm just gonna make her a doll made out of my empty beer can and bottle caps. At least I'd be too buzzed to care what it looked like once I finished drinking all the supplies.