If you want to experience a little of yesterday's journey, unwind 27 skeins of emroidery floss and mix with three balls of unrolled yarn. Add cut up scraps of fabric, felt and bias tape. Now wrap the whole cluster in long strips of velcro. Velcro, my people!!! The hook side, not the loop side. Of course. It was so scarring I couldn't bring myself to photograph it. The fear of committing a crime against humanity if I forced you to look at it was too strong.
Anyway, why am I talking about embroidery? Because Jenna, of course. She has used her magical witchcraft to woo us all into hand embroidering our way out of our respective winter funks and so here I am with too many close up pictures of thread before I actually start the project. Everyone knows that the prepping and photographing of a project is 75% of the work, so really I'm almost finished! Even though...um...I haven't started.
Focus! So you could use these little cards to wind your floss, which you can find at your favorite craft or hobby store,
but I'm impatient and cheap and didn't have enough cards so I done got me out some clothespins and went to work. Occasionally the upper 40% of my child army would offer their assistance, so we were finished in a mere seventy-nine hours. Give or take.
sweet tutorial on using a transfer pen to get your pattern onto your fabric, but, you guessed it, I am cheap and lazy and didn't have the requisite supplies, so I used a fabric pen and a stencil to get the little butterfly onto the shoulder of the dress.
Hah! A whole post about not even starting a project! New levels of blogging foolery have been reached. I'll just call this a tutorial for sorting and storing your embroidery floss or something. Yeah. That's totally what this is.