Today is a happy day.
I've been working on this embroidery on and off for almost 3 years. My daughter was 6 months when this photo was taken.. shes now 3!
It's my largest and most intensive one. Having two little ones doesn't allow me to stitch nearly as often as I'd like!
The hoop is 12 inches, the majority of the stitches are only 1 or 2 mm.. it's been a labour of love! It was made using 3 different shades of pewter, and black.
Self portrait embroidery by Chelsea Nash, on Flickr
Here are some close ups
IMG_1827 by Chelsea Nash, on Flickr
IMG_1828 by Chelsea Nash, on Flickr
IMG_1831 by Chelsea Nash, on Flickr
IMG_1832 by Chelsea Nash, on Flickr
IMG_1838 by Chelsea Nash, on Flickr
And just for funsies, because I take so many photos as part of my process to see how the shading looks, I put them together in a little time lapse video.I could have edited the photos to make it smoother, but I like the realism of the chaos around me haha