However, when I got it home I found it just a bit boring so I decided to update the look a little. Lots of people who's skills I really admire like Elisalex and Sally having been posting great makes that they have embroidered (although weirdly when I went to look for photos of their makes, I couldn't find any, so actually maybe it's just my imagination conjuring them up) so I thought I would give it a go too. Ta da...
There are loads of embroidered garments around at the moment and ok, they will have been machine embroidered but there is no way these things should be being sold at the prices that they are, EMBROIDERY TAKES FOREVER!!!! I had been stitching for weeks, with more time off than on, but still, a long time and this was the point at which I found myself:
To achieve the gorgeous peacock effect, I just used a selection of all the blues and greens and I knew that I wanted to include some gold thread to give the peacock a bit of that vibrant sparkle which makes them so attractive. I'm really pleased with the effect but man, that gold thread was a serious pain to work with! It shredded and split so easily, even when I kept the lengths that I was working with quite short.
Anyway I hope you're all enjoying your bank holidays (if you're in a part of the world where you're lucky enough to have the day off) and have a great week to all.