Lay thine eyes upon it and thou shalt see that it is full of finished things!
I’ve been super good recently and finished a bunch of things before I start other things. Aren’t you proud of me? So far I have:
Made a slightly rude cushion for a housewarming present.
Made another dragon plushie for my friend’s sproglet’s birthday.
Finished fixing the badges on my Attack on Titan jacket.
Finished that blue ruffly shirt even though my sewing machine reeeeally didn’t want to.
And I am a whole two steps closer to being finished the Junketsu!
A shining example of how gloriously pertinent a meme can be.
I have an aunt who had recently moved, and who I was sure would appreciate said meme. I also found that embroidery hoops are surprisingly cheap. So I got about a metre of canvas, a cushion insert, a zip, four tassels, a couple of skeins of embroidery cotton, and went for it. First I drew up a square 35cm x 35cm to match the cushion insert, and then using a mechanical pencil I copied some selected design elements directly onto the canvas. I figured I was sewing over the pencil anyhow. I chose the little man in the pale kirtle (is that a kirtle?)in the foreground, and the words, because I didn’t want to get in too far over my head.
I used backstitch for the words and outlines, and satin stitch (without the outlining or padstitching) for the fill colours on the little dude. The dots and full stops were done with a french knot (I didn’t bother swapping needles).
The little dude with the field.
When I was done with the embroidery, I put the cushion together using the Dreamstress’s foolproof tutorial. I lightly basted the tassels into the corners before I sewed the front and back of the cushion together. All in all, a surprisingly fun thing to make (especially seeing embroidery combines well with sitting up in bed and watching an entire season of Nisekoi). And much appreciated.
Post-sewing up, with tassels.
I apologise for the poor lighting in that photo. The light in my room’s been broken forever and seeing I’m moving in about a month, it’ll be easier to install a new one when the room is devoid of furniture.
Stay tuned for a lightning-quick dodgy guide to how to make the most darn-tootin’ adorable, 100% sproglet-approved dragon plushie, which I promise I will upload soon and not in like a year.