Thursday, December 8, 2011

My Creative Space

 
Even though I should be focusing on a specific craft project (like Christmas presents) sometimes I get distracted by an idea that I decide I need to try. Recently, I embroidered words on some needlework. It looked awful, so I unpicked it.

I had done the words freehand. But after seeing my results, I thought there has to be a better way. Sure enough a better way occurred to me so I decided I needed to try it out - now. As it was an idea that I hadn't tested and I have other projects I should be working on (like Christmas presents) you would think I would try it with something simple. Not my style, because I decided to go all out and do an entire multi sentence quote complete with a picture (from Norman Lindsay's The Magic Pudding)!

You will be glad to know that my idea worked:) My words looked so much better. What did I do to embroider the words? I simply printed the words in a font that I liked on paper (make sure to print them in a colour other than the colour you plan to embroider them in) and affixed the paper to the fabric I was using. I then embroidered on the paper/fabric and pulled the paper off when I was finished.


So now that I know it works, its time to get back to the projects I really need to get done (Christmas presents:).

Hope you are not too distracted in your creative space this week. For more creative spaces you can visit here. Cyndy Pin It

5 comments:

Roslyn@Sew Delicious said...

Thanks for that little trip down memory lane (that book was a big part of my childhood!) Love the embroidery!

Cat from Raspberry Rainbow said...

Ha ha, I am the same, when I have to try some thing, it has to be then and there, can't wait.
Your embroidered words look great too :)

CurlyPops said...

Wow it looks beautiful Cyndy

Martta said...

Clever! I always get distracted with new ideas and experiments and I have a cupboard full of half finished experiments. Some that worked and others that didn't! I found The Magic Pudding from my local op-shop when I was pregnant after my friend's children introduced me to the story. I don't know much about Australian children's literature, but I'm sure I'll have fun discovering new (old) stories with my bub. Happy Christmas crafting!

lamina @ do a bit said...

The words look fab! I always get distracted by something new I want to do... but for the moment I have my workers bee hat on pulled over my eyes so there is no distraction... unfortunatly it doesn't stop my brain from wondering off!!! ha ha ha

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