I feel like I've been slacking on the new projects. I guess I just haven't been super active with creating while redoing my studio. But the other day I decided I needed a small project that would have almost instant gratification. Something that wouldn't take a month or two to finish. So I made this.
I bought this fabric years ago and love it. It's bright, it's cheerful, it's lovely. It has tropical written all over it. I used it to cover my memo board in the studio and I used it to line the inside of a bag. So have a bunch of smaller pieces left over that I just couldn't convince myself to throw out. Everyone has something like that. You know you'll never use it, but you can't get rid of it.
So I came up with this idea. If have all these small scraps, how about beading them up and seeing what they look like. And I love it. I might do things a little differently next time, but for my first attempt I'm pretty happy with it. What do you think?
Here is a little detail shot of it. The fabric what pretty light, so I backed it with some moleskin fabric I use for other beading projects.
I also realized that I CAN NOT use my automatic focus. These pictures are pretty blurry even though the camera said they were in focus. I do this every time thinking I can get away with just using the auto focus. I guess I'll never learn.
But anywho, back the project. I haven't backed it yet because I'm reading up on different options. I've never done a project like this and then left it in the hoop, so I need to figure out the best way to back it and hide all the threads. I've read a bunch of interesting posts online and might try a few different options. Do any of you do embroidery where you leave the finished project in the hoop? I would love to know what method you find the most useful.
Happy Monday and don't forget to stay creative.