I first had a go at free machine embroidery last October. It was the 31st October to be precise – I remember this clearly because 1/ here’s what I came up with…
…and 2/ my contractions started shortly after. My daughter was born on 2nd November (yep, the 1st Nov 2015 was not an easy day. This year I’m planning on being in a health spa). Needless to say, since that very moment I’ve not had a great deal of time to attempt any more.
However, I’m thinking ahead to my daughter’s birthday, and wondered if this would be a good focus for something creative. I’ve been playing around with ideas, and have come up with an alphabet rag book, made with a variety of different crafty techniques. I’m thinking:
- Free machine embroidery
- Photos printed on fabric
- And a mixed media-type of approach (ie. a bit of everything)
It’s getting a bit ambitious (the idea stage always is – oh how anything is possible before you actually have to find the time to make it real!) So this may yet end of being a Christmas present rather than a first birthday gift, we’ll see how I go. And of course I may not get it finished at all, as is all too often the way when life gets busy and our creative endeavours fall by the wayside (my mum has still yet to finish the cardigan she started knitting for my cousin’s baby, who is now 18).
But I am resolved to give it a go at least, and I’ll keep a note of my progress via my blog as this is a lovely way to keep oneself motivated.
I am however struggling to come up with a picture for the letter N – not what I’d call a tricky letter to work with (not like your Qs or Ys or Xs), but for some reason I’ve got a complete block on that one. So if you have any thoughts for a baby-friendly image that would lend itself to such a project as this, do let me know!
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