Show & Tell | Sugar Skull Embroidery

Well, I bet some of you thought I’d never finish this one?

And, maybe I thought that too, but HA, proved us both wrong.

I really enjoyed this wee stitching project, I found it really cathartic punching holes in something over and over again {?}.  I’m not sure if the end result is pretty per se, but it’s definitely me.  I have it hanging above my computer as a little reminder to finish what I start, because finishing ‘stuff’ is something I’m finding very tricky these days! :::::pointing & whistling at you Nixon:::::

Next project already a-go-go, on a roll craft-nerds, I’m chasing ya x

{FYI, the metallic gold thread that I used for the crown was a major PIA and I will never use it again.  It was super rough and scratchy and didn’t like to be pulled through the fabric, plus it started losing it’s bling after being pulled through a few times – avoid at all costs}.





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I live in rural Auckland, New Zealand. Two boys, one big, one not so big and 2 boy dogs belong to me and I them. I love Coca Cola in all of its sugar-less forms and I love you internet. I take way too many pictures of my kids and collect them all here. This is what I am doing when I should be cleaning or cooking or doing other 'useful' things.

9 thoughts on “Show & Tell | Sugar Skull Embroidery”

    1. Hi Karen! A girlfriend in the states knows we have some eccentric tastes in our house and sent me a transfer book full of Dia de la Muertes {Day of the Dead} images. They are so cool and very fun and colourful – which is the attraction for me!

  1. Whoohoo well done you! Stitching is very therapeutic isn't it? Cant wait to see what you're working on 🙂

  2. I know exactly what you mean about that thread, I owned some for ages and never really used it on anything for that very reason! Also waving, another non-finisher here!

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