Thursday, July 14, 2011


That title stands for "Man, oh man!"  As in man, oh man, I have to stop writing, "See you tomorrow!" I just look like a flake.  I've been crazy busy with my paper dolls project over the last few days.  I kind of gave up on it yesterday though.  I had washed and pressed it, then threw on a few more beads after tinting.  It was looking great, except for the hoop marks.  I don't know why they won't come out, I've never had a problem before.  Anyway, I decided to submit something else and I'm walking away from it for a while.

Or that title can count for this piece.  You decide.  I stitched this piece a while ago using a Sew Lovely Embroidery pattern, from their Mad Ink set.   
 I used one of those faux wood hoops that everyone loves so much.  This was my first time using one, so I can't really form an opinion just yet.  It's most likely just me, but I had a little bit of trouble with it.  Probably because I didn't stitch the piece it, I transferred it into there.  Let's just say, I need more practice with them.
It's stitched on a vintage bed sheet, the same one that I'm using for the paper dolls project.  I haven't experimented with it too much, but I'm starting to dig stitching on patterned fabric.

Alright lovelies, I'm off to work.  I have no desire to go today.  I'm sore as heck, but I'm going to suck it up.  I'm taking a small project to work on during my break, then back to the big stuff when I get back home.  I'll check in later tonight, this time I'm for reals.  If I don't, I fear I'll never catch up.  Later, have a craftastic day!


Amber said...

Your embroidery is amazing! I just recently started my first project. Though I wish I had known everything I was supposed to use i.e. embroidery floss. I am using regular sewing thread. I can't wait to finish it so I can post pics on my blog! Well, thank you for sharing your work. It is beautiful!

MafiosaGrrl said...

Thank you, Amber! Yeah, there is sooo much to learn. Once you get the hang of it though, it's like second nature. It's taken me years of practice, and I still have a lot to learn!

SimplyMe said...

Beautiful embroidery...makes me want to get back to something I tried a long time ago.