Because I hate sewing, I am not very good at it. Lucky for me, I usually only have to sew a few inches at a time for ornaments, small bags, etc. Unfortunately for me, I am this >--< close to finishing Celtic Banner by Butternut Road. The plan for this is to sew on a nice backing and some tabs so it can be hung from the handle of an faux antique axe. This banner is about 6 inches wide and 4 feet long....FOUR feet long. How can I sew a straight line for 4 feet?? I cant.
This is where my sister in law comes in. She's a seamstress. Like a sew your own wedding dress and have it look beautiful type of seamstress. So at a recent family dinner I was talking to her about helping me finish Celtic Banner. Hearing me talk about my stitching, my oldest daughter chimed in that she had been meaning to ask me if I could stitch her something. With how many words I know and how freely I use them, I still cant express how excited I was to have one of my children actually want me to stitch something for them!!
All she wanted was a sugar skull. So, after we came home, I jumped on the internet to find a good sugar skull design. I went through pages and pages looking for just the right design and came upon this Etsy site. Bombastitch. They have some great sugar skulls, so I grabbed a couple right away.
I finished stitching up the first one this afternoon. I haven't had time to clean the cat hair off of it or iron it yet, but I couldn't wait to show it off. I changed up the colors from the original design to match my daughters decor.
|Bombastitch Sugar Skull (v1)|
Now I need to figure out how to finish it. I guess I should start by asking her if she wants it framed, made into a pillow or whatever. I had thought about contacting Jill Rensel and having her frame it. Maybe cut the mat in the shape of the skull and paint/cut some Day of the Dead style roses on the mat. Or I can always frame it myself, but without all the flourishes that Jill does.