Friday, April 29, 2011

New. You're So New.

In my constant quest to do as much crafty stuff as possible - I did it. I took the plunge, and did some hand embroidery. Finished my first project last night/this morning while watching the footage of the Royal Wedding.

Went to the craft store, grabbed myself some iron-on transfers (80's themed. Can't wait to do the floppy disc, rubik's cube, boom box, and bulky cell phone). Being from the desert, I'm slightly obsessed with marine life - so I picked the whale to work on first (why there was a whale in a pack of 80's stuff, I'm still trying to understand. Not going to argue tho) I thought he was cute, and would look great all stitched up.
While working on him, Keith brought up the fact that my whale looked a lot like a 'Fudgie The Whale' - an ice cream cake made by a company called Carvel from Keith's neck of the woods. (They also make a cake 'Cookie Puss' which totally gets a hearty giggle from me every time I hear I. I know. I'm 5 years old.)

Fudgie The Whale by Carvel

My stitched up 'Fudgie'
Gotta say, I'm really patting myself on the back (which I rarely do). I was so scared that this project was going to be way beyond my realm of capability. I don't know why I always do that.... Mentally setting myself up for failure is not a good quality. Probably need to work on that.
Anyhow - enough with my therapy session.

One more picture!

I want to take a minute and give a big shout out and "Thank You" to 
my Twitter friends 
for giving me the nudge I needed to even attempt 
♥ xoxo ♥  

Until Next Time... Happy Crafting!


  1. You did an awesome job, he looks so sweet and happy. : )

  2. Thanks Felicity :D I'm very proud of him.

  3. UH-MAZING! I love it!! Such a cute little whale! I wish i had that much embroidery talent! I can't believe that this was your first project! He is so stinking cute! I can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve next!
    i hope you have a wonderful weekend friend!

  4. WELL DONE, LADY!!! Seriously, I've gotta agree with what's been said here - your first project looks incredible! I'm so glad that you picked up this new form of craftiness! I can't wait to see some of the patterns that you come up with. :)

  5. super cute!!! I've always wanted to give this a shot but its definitely a little intimidating.. especially with patience like mine lol but this is inspiring.. can't believe its your first!! be sure to post the other pics when you get them done, i'd love to see the boombox :)

  6. :D You're too kind, my dear! Thanks :) I'm so happy with how he came out, I could just burst!

  7. I can't believe it took me this long to really sink my teeth into this craft

  8. With my crazy boys, I need as much patience as I can get. In fact, it feels like it's helped my patience level. I say give it a shot at least. You might surprise yourself and find out you're a natural at it :D