I got all weird a few weeks ago about this Japanese craft book, Embroidery pattern & brooch Small flower embroidery that I bought and had trouble sleeping for a few days. I got this out of my system by stitching this. It's my own pattern but heavily influenced by some of the designs in this book, all of which are just amazing. I have yet to find brooch forms. I have some on order from a local shop, but they are not in my hands yet, so this went into a small 3" hoop and is hanging on the wall. I'd like to do a few 2" and 1" pieces next. I used linen to stitch on, lined with muslin for stability, and crewel wool.
I am now getting weird about sewing leotards for ballet and gymnastics for the girls. More on this soon. It's consuming my mind and sewing room. Friends and family are hearing about it a whole lot. I thank you for your smiles and nods.
- I found this Death to Typewriters essay so interesting. I love typewriters! But yes, what a hack job they have done on typography. The comparisons were fascinating.
- We have done paper marbling before but never with shaving cream. This looks fun. Maybe? I will have to find unscented shaving cream because I don't want it to smell like weird man in the kitchen.