Happy Friday friends, and here's my latest upcycling stitchery adventure!
Now don't gasp in amazement quite yet.. I did NOT do all that embroidery:
This gorgeous old tapestry did the detail work for me (you may remember it from my moccasin d.i.y project too). It was a thrifted gift that just keeps on giving!
So, I had this light cotton navy shirt (JOE) and I wanted to jazz it up on the back... my own embroidered shoulder tattoo if you will. I just had to cut out the floral designs, pin them to the shirt while stretched in a quilting hoop... and then hand-stitch it all on.
Another funky and successful upcycled project in my books.
Granted, this task was not my usual super fast.stupid easy approach, since hand-stitching takes way longer for me. It reminded me that committing to bigger projects can bring valuable lessons, they teach patience and test the limits of my creative ADHD side!
It also is a great way to force me to be still... I really enjoyed being 'captive' to stitching this while listening to various online sermons this week: a wonderful way to feed both the soul and the creative spirit at once!
And there you have it, another edition of taking something thrifty and re-styling it to something nifty.
Have a beauty-full weekend!