I do love making things for this friend, I know she gets it, knows that I put my heart into the projects that I make....i should add that I have quite a few friends that are very appreciative....they read this blog. :-)
Monday, July 18, 2011
I tried to be like Amy Tan...
A very dear friend of mine had a sweet baby about 7 weeks ago and to celebrate his birth, I made him a couple of shirts. I wanted to try out a reverse embroidery technique, like Amy Tan, you know, first cut the image away from the tee shirt, back the the cut out hole with a coordinating fabric and last stitch around the hole( negative image). I did this with the shirt above that bears his name. Oh my gosh!!! I am not sure I will ever do this again! I have to say that was some hard work. I think I started that shirt thinking it would take me an hour and I think it took me close to 3 hours to complete and my fingers, oh dear my fingers were so tender, aching the next day...at the shower. I LOVE how it turned out, but next time I want that look, I think I will buy it from the expert! The second shirt I made, new, was waaaaay easier. I used the iron on backing for the Slice, cut the letters with my Slice, ironed them on and stitched around. This one was done much faster.