Sunday, April 17, 2011

More shirt stitching



Yes, your eyes do not fool you - I am here again, with more progress! Granted, this was last week's progress, and I'm only just now photographing it - but considering how busy my weekend was, this is an accomplishment. :) Ever have those weeks or days or months when your to-do list stretches farther than the eye can see? My to-do list has to-do lists. This weekend I went to a party, a parade, the post office, the library, church, the wal-mart, the mall, and a friend's house. Somehow, I also managed to do taxes, laundry, and nap. A lot. Oh hey, I even watched a Buffy episode. Overall, not a bad weekend in the to-do scheme of things. (although I still didn't get everything done)

But I digress - progress. I'm almost done with this t-shirt embroidery - I decided to use light sea greens and peach colors for the octopus:


Midway through the lettering, I ran out of my DMC color, so I just subbed a comparable Presencia shade. It's a tiny bit lighter, but I decided not to freak out about it:


I'm thinking of using this color for the "water line" in the lettering:


Haven't decided if I'll do satin stitch or what....

Either way, I'll be using this handy white charcoal pencil to re-draw the lines that have rubbed off:


Also on the super-long to-do list this weekend: an interview I did with Salley Mavor, illustrator of Pocketful of Posies, over on Feeling Stitchy:
Pocketful of Posies: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes
One of the most amazing things about blogging and crafting over the years has been the incredibly talented people I've been able to meet. Learning about their creative process is so inspiring - as artists and creative people, I think we tend to feel a bit isolated among the more "normal" non-creative types. I love this online world for the chance it gives me to chat with like-minded peeps. Or in Salley's case, people with mind-blowing talent way beyond my own - it was an honor to interview her.

So, how about you - what did you do this weekend? If all you answer is taxes - don't worry, I will be impressed! :)

9 comments:

Nicole Follow the White Bunny said...

I think your Octopus turned out great and it's not even finished yet! I still have February's stitchalong in my WIP basket! I will not bore you with everything I did this weekend. ;) I did manage to do some embroidery and quite a lot of quilting too.

Vanessa said...

I didn't do anything remotely crafty this weekend. My wrists and hands hurt too much to let me do much of anything really. :(

Casey said...

It looks so awesome on the t-shirt! I absolutely love the colors you're using

Nicky said...

I'm always baffled by your fantastic color choices. I think that's one of the hardest parts for me! Love your tshirt!!! and the chain stitch on your sea friend :D

JigsawJones said...

Totally non-stitch related- what nail polish color is that??

floresita said...

@Jigsaw Jones it's Sally Hansen Insta Dri in Mint Sprint. Isn't it awesome? :)

Fanny said...

That's pretty! I haven't actually seen anyone do embroidery on t-shirts before... but I like it! :D

spotcolors said...

Just LOVE this tee!!!! Awesome job. Nice to know I'm not the only one with absurdly long to-do lists too. :)

♥ Mariasun ♥ said...

Muy original....;-)