I think Thursday--creative space day--is a good day to post on my progress on the handmade holiday front. But before I can truly get to the Christmas stuff, I have to finish the Halloween stuff, so that's first up.
Here's the finished shirt. The paint snuck through in a couple of spots--the two coats began to wrinkle the stencil a bit.
Confused? See here.) I still like that shirt.
As for the holiday stuff, I finished embroidering all the pine cones.
iron-on transfer pen to transfer these, and despite the warnings on the package that these are permanent, the lines began to wear off. (The pattern,by the way, is this one; I chose it as my thank-you pattern for stitching up the snakes.) By the time I did the last one I was kind of fudging it, but who will know? Oh! Do you know the Y stitch? After I stitched two of these, it occurred to me to try the Y stitch for the needles and boy do I love it. Don't ask me which two in that picture use it; couldn't tell you. Even staring at them in person it takes me a minute. But even so, the Y stitch is perfect for these.
So I accomplished something! (And also thought of two more things I want to make, but nevermind that for now!)
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