My best gay's birthday was coming up and I decided that my first embroidery project should be a.) something for him and b.) kinda naughty. After much too much thought, I decided on "The Three Stages of an Erection: Uncircumcised." Then I thought maybe it needed some flowers too, kinda add to the ridiculousness.
It's all back stitch because that's the only stitch I know right now. I used a transfer pen to draw the design onto cotton twill. I considered adding text so I wrote it out, but then when I changed my mind and tried to wash out the ink, it didn't all come out. Then I got the not-so-brilliant idea to try to bleach it out with a Qtip and some bleach water but it wound up turning the blue ink kinda yellowy and gross. *sigh, it's always something. I'm telling myself that he won't notice it because his apartment is usually lowly lit and also his eyes are not as young as they used to be. As you can see, the gift was a big hit.
I wanted to try to make my daughter an Easter dress but I have never used a pattern or attempted something like this before. I wound up finding a dress for $2 at the thrift store and took it apart, and, using it as a pattern, came up with her Alligator Dress. It still wound up way too big and kinda wonky but she loves it ("Cute!" she said when she put it on) and it's an Actual Wearable Garment! Yay!
What a great idea! I gotta ask, what is the toy called that's in your bag? My two year old would love it--and I would love it because it doesn't make noise or look like it would make me curse like a drunken sailor if I stepped on it barefooted.