Saturday, May 19, 2012

Growing thread flowers

So, before I went over to this blog I did a Review of Sweet Rococo and got this skirt:
And, unfortunately, the first day I wore it I got a nasty ink stain on the side of it! Who leaves puddles of quill ink in seats?? You can see it in the above picture vaguely on the left hand side. It doesn't look all too bad in pictures but it was pretty obvious in real life. For a while I just matched detachable bows with my outfit there but I got sick of that and it hung in my closet for a while, just sitting there. The pink was a bit hard to coordinate on it's own and it was really plain so I hatched a plan!
I had been drawing a bit, as I oft do, and I love designing outfits, making coordinates, and whatnot. Just a bit of a time killer. And I had drawn a vague design in my notebook and then later redrew it in a more....artistic way.

I will now draw your attention to the skirt portion. See the flower clusters and all around the rim? That's my course of action for this skirt. I'm going to build a cluster around where the ink stain is and then have them trail around the edge of the skirt. (The second picture, on a different note, has the entirety of Shakespeare's "Shall I compare the to a summers day" sonnet written on the swirls)
At the moment I'm a bit stuck, since I have managed to lose my embroidery pen and am missing about 11 threads I need. XD Go figure. All I have right now is the lone leaf covering the ink stain.
It's going to take a while to finish but I work pretty fast and it's fun. I'm really excited, I hope it turns out really well!

 I've been embroidering for about 1 1/2 years at this point. I've done a few other projects, like my old pink skirt. I had gotten nail polish on it and it was looking not so hot, so I went around the base and put hearts over all of the stains. And I made a bow with little red hearts on it. But mostly I just do the embroidery equivalent of doodles by doing little projects for fun. Like these two. The second one I never finished. >_> I got bored.
So yeah, I'll be sure to keep you updated on the growth of the flowers over my skirt. :3
Bye! <3


  1. I think that's a fantastic idea! Keep us updated on your progress!