Looks like an easy project, right? That's what I thought when I started. I got the idea from padfoot's Doctor Who chibi embroideries (thanks padfoot! http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=381619.0) and decided to do a chibi version of my boyfriend's favourite comic book character with an image I found on deviantart. On my first go I managed to mess up the crayon tinting; on my second go I finished nearly all of the stitching, only to discover that I had reversed the image, so the scar was on the wrong side of her face, and since my boyfriend is kind of a purist (read: anally retentive) about these things, I scrapped it and started again for the third time, and thankfully managed to finish the damn thing, nearly three months after I first began. Most annoying project ever!
I've just finished embroidering this picture of my bf's favourite comic book character, and I'm not sure how to finish it off. Her hair, outfit and sunglasses are supposed to be black, and I was planning to colour those bits in with black fabric marker once the stitching was done, but it has now occurred to me that if I do that, the black will be really dark and she might just end up looking like one big black blob. I thought then that I could paint it in with, I don't know, grey fabric paint, but I tried it on a piece of scrap fabric and the paint runs really badly and looks just generally crappy. My next option might be crayon tinting, but I don't know how that will work on an already stitched picture. Also, the sunglasses are tiny, and I don't know if I can colour them in without getting black crayon outside the lines. Are there any other options for colouring this thing in?
Saturday was a really crappy day for me. I was all stressed about the amount of uni work I have to do, and how it means I never get to do anything fun anymore. Eventually my boyfriend convinced me that the best thing I could possibly do was to put my uni stuff aside and watch the godawful 80s movie King Solomon's Mines with him. While we watched what is possibly the lamest Indiana Jones ripoff in the history of the world, I stitched up this cheapo singlet from Kmart. It's the first item of clothing I've ever stitched, and the first time I've ever used stabilizer. Bits of it are a bit dodgy, but I don't care. I think it's really cute, and along with the movie and my awesome boyfriend, cheered me up no end
My boyfriend and I have just moved in together, and between us we've got a decent amount of furniture, mostly timber or pine. What we don't have is a decent couch, and we've been out looking to buy one, but the problem is that interior decorating is not my forte, and he's colourblind. I'm hoping you guys with your mad decorating skills will be able to help us out with some colour ideas for the couch.
As you can see from the dodgy photos below, our walls are off-white, the blinds are off-white, the carpet is a beigey-grey kind of colour that we're going to cover up with a rug or two, and our dining table and tv unit are fairly plain wood. I don't particularly want an off-white couch, mainly because I'm a grub and will spill something on it as soon as I sit on it.
I've just used the word "couch" so many times that it's lost all meaning for me