Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Wonder Woman!

 Finally stitched the last Wonder Woman pattern of the bunch I designed a while back. This one is my favorite, because this Wonder Woman totally gets me. The number of times I'm standing in my kitchen or bathroom totally bewildered as to what brought me there is sad (I mean, there's only so much I could possibly want in the kitchen or bathroom).

The pattern is for sale in the shop now. Maybe I'll do more in the series later, but I don't have any concrete ideas at the moment.

I finally mailed a birthday/new baby package to my friend Christine, so I can post all those pieces now. Her daughter's name is Maisie and she enjoys the Maisy books so this was an obvious choice to stitch. I created the pattern from a coloring book image, and you can find it in my free pattern section. She's a Beastie Boys so this onesie was a given (though I'm still only partially happy with it, and I didn't pay enough attention to wear the fabri-solvy had wrinkled up, making my crochet hooks extra wonky). And then a name piece for the new baby. There really need to be more interesting and neutral alphabets out there. If I go temporarily mad maybe I'll try to make one.

After the onesie I had a desire to do a super detailed embroidery of a skein of floss, but I think I've regained my common sense now.

I'm working on a new pattern using a quote from a Moomins book: "There's no need to imagine that you're a wondrous beauty, because that's what you are." It involves lots of metallic gold thread. Which, by the way, the difference between trying to use DMC's metallic flosses and Kreinik's thread is night and day. Kreinik is so so easy. I still use the thread conditioner on it, but I don't think that's a necessary step. Plus they have such a HUGE range of colors and different colors of glow in the dark thread and they're made in my home state! I didn't realize they were a West Virginia product until I got my order for the dragons piece. So pleased to support my fellow West Virginians.


  1. *waving hello*

    I like all three pieces for your friend (though I don't think I'll ever be brave enough to embroider on knit fabric myself)

    1. Thanks! Most of my early embroidery pieces were on onesies and I basically just started embroidering without reading anything about it, so there was nothing to scare me off. These days I use the sticky fabri-solving (which is printable) and that really takes all the fiddlyness out of embroidering on knit. Or it does if you're a little more conscientious than I am.

      That said, I am super proud of those early onesies, particularly two where I copied a book illustration free hand onto the fabric (with pencil first). I eagerly await the day my niece and nephew understand how long some of this stuff has taken!

  2. I heard Rainbow Gallery petite treasure braid are great to stitch with as well.

    1. Good to know! The braided type definitely seems like the only sensible way to go (and Kreinik's selection is SO huge).