26 April 2010
made it there.
check out Melissa's sweet post about receiving my item for the barter exchange. Something about seeing an item I made at someone else's home is both surreal and thrilling--so glad you liked it, M.!
A little note about the embroidery: I made the dandelion and the first few blowing seeds on the pocket fabric before sewing the pocket and attaching it to the bag. After the bag was made, I decided it looked too "framed" on the pocket and went back to add the seeds blowing off the pocket and around the bag. Something about leaves/seeds/petals blowing really adds a sense of motion to a static craft like embroidery--I first got the idea from this piece by one of my favorite online embroiderer/crafters, tiny happy. And I used a similar technique on this hat.
Speaking of embroidery, check out this unbelievable piece by artist Melissa Stanley. Again, I think it's the idea of embroidery leaving the frame that is so compelling, for me at least.