Monday, 4 June 2012

Embroidery.....


Quite a number of years ago I bought a cheap denim jacket with a view to turning it into something a bit more special.  My plan was to slowly cover it in little specimen pieces of embroidery, eventually ending up with  a very fancy jacket indeed.
It started off very well, and I was full of enthusiasm  It was a lot of fun just sewing flowers and insects without really planning on a design as such.
I think I must have a book of insect embroidery somewhere as this bee is a bit professional looking...or did I sit and copy reference pictures from an insect book?  I can't remember now.

One sleeve....
....two sleeves.
I stopped wearing this jacket because...well, let's be completely honest, I put on weight and it was too small!  However, I discovered this summer when getting out the shorts that a diet of chocolate, biscuits and extreme overwork plus stress during the winter has worked a minor miracle and I seem to have slimmed down a bit. 
So although I don't think I will be adding to the embroidery any time soon, at least I can wear this once again without fear of bursting out at the shoulders!
This is my favourite piece, a green grasshopper poised to leap from my left pocket....

It is half term week this week, and it must be the first school holiday for about a year that I don't have any rush jobs taking up all my time.  So the house is looking cleaner, the garden is getting done, and I am able to sit and knit some of my outstanding commissions.  On the needles at the moment, a mini letter box and beer....

4 comments:

Kel kel said...

My favorite is the spider web. So cute! : )

fhiona galloway said...

excellent Caroline!

Magpie Magic said...

Wow! Can't decide which bit I like best, although the spiderweb is definitely in the top ten! My nan would have loved you. She always tried to teach me embroidery and I never had the patience for it. Drives me nuts. Quickly. LOL xoxo

Anonymous said...

Wow, it is *beautiful* Caroline! :-)