Finally, finally, FINALLY!!! I’m posting about my first embroidery project! To tell you the truth, I’m kinda ashamed of writing about this, because then you’ll know how good I am at procrastinating things that I want to do…but as I always say, better late than never…right?! (maybe, I don’t know…haha). If I remember correctly, when I started this project, I didn’t even have this blog…and guys, I started this blog in 2014 😮 At the time, since I didn’t know the first thing about embroidery, I asked my beloved aunt Mirley to teach me the basics, since she’s the pro in the family. Looking at it today, I see that I started with a medium hard project, and since I always expect things to be perfect the first time I do something…it was doomed from the beginning, no wonder I procrastinated so many times, and finished it last year.
They always say that practice makes perfect, and with hand crafted goods, that is so true! But the problem is, I have no patience to practice, I want it to be perfect right away! But unfortunately, life is not like that….two years ago, I had 0% patience and didn’t go on with the project…today I can say that I have maybe 25% of patience…at least I’m finishing much faster the things that I start, and when I don’t like something, I start all over again, sometimes with a good mood, and sometimes with a bad mood..hahaha I’m so not perfect! At least I’m learning the patience skill!
I found this DIY project at A Beautiful Mess, talk about creative people, right?! They are great! There aren’t many pictures of the process, because I always forget to take them while I am embroidering, but I managed to take some cute pictures, as you can see below 🙂
I decided to start with the easy part, stems and leaves. To trace the drawing, I used a pen that its ink is sensible to heat, I just had to iron the T-Shirt to make the ink disappear.
Here you can see the big difference of my evolution. The flower on top, was my first flower…I don’t know why, but when I look at it, I see a disfigured Ronald McDonald…hahahaha You can see the big difference from the flower below…of course I had to do that first flower again.
Now here are the cute pictures with all kind of flowers 😀
I got kinda excited while I was taking these pictures, so there are quite a few of them 😀
I also tried to take a few selfies with the T-Shirt on, but you know that I’m not very good at that…ha!
Seriously…somebody help me! hahaha
In the end, this project gave me a lot of trouble, but I am really happy with the result, it’s way much fun wearing an embroidered T-Shirt that I made myself, than plain white one 😉
Hope you like it too!! And let’s get moving with the projects in our lives!