Challenge: May Randomiser; scrap heap
bonus points: geeky & engineering
This is the birthday card I made for my colleague; she only let slip a day before her birthday that it was approaching, so I didn't have time to shop for supplies, I had to use the supplies I had to hand.
She is of turkish heritage, and recently began learning the language, so I thought it would be nice to put happy Birthday on in turkish... which of course I don't speak. I'm a bit of a languages geek though so I had fun with dictionaries getting the words and tenses. I did check with the guy who runs my corner shop (he's turkish) that i had it right, and he told me that it would be more usual to specify that it's for the person - apparently, to just write 'happy birthday' would be like ''oh look, a happy birthday floating in the air'' a bit random and just sort of a statement. Where as what he said was to write 'happy birthday to you', since that sort of grounds it (I can't really explain... sorry!) .
Anyway, here's the card...
and here's the new stitch I used - I seen it a while ago and wanted to try it - it's not really like embroidery, it's more like inserting a strand of weaving; you follow along a weft strand of the existing fabric, using a needle to follow in and out of the warp threads. It sits much flatter to the fabric than embroidery