Those are two things I would have never thought I would say in the same sentence.
Remember the Ahoy shorts I made for TheoLeo in the robot print?
I made him a matching shirt. The front has an embroidery of a robot and the back has the word robot with the second "o" being a robot. The back design is the biggest embroidery I have done so far. My machine does 650 stitches per minute and this sucker had a stitching time of 49 minutes. Quick, someone do the math and figure out the number of stitches. Since I am not fast at changing colors and get distracted easily, I bet this thing took about 1 1/2 hours to complete! Then I still had to sew the shirt together! It's super cute though and I am glad I made it for him.
Pattern: Ottobre Design 4/2004, same shirt as the upcycled ones last week.
Look, you can still see the impression left by my hoop! It will come out in the wash.
On a somewhat related subject, I mailed this package out to him on Friday and he got it on Monday. The impressive part is that he lives 1800 miles away near the coast. I am in land locked Kansas! Kudos to the Post office. Now, I have a long standing feud with the Post office (which is a story for another day), so when I say kudos, you know I mean it. :)
While the embroidery machine was up and running, I made a bunch of hair pretties for the girls. My girlies are in love!
Embroidery- GG Embroidery Designs
Hair stitchies- they are basically embroidered felt sandwiches. A clip gets sandwiched in between. I didn't buy the clip covers designs, and I didn't have enough small clips so some of them are a little long.
the back. The watermelon has the clip properly inserted into the felt sandwich because it fit. The peace sign heart is not sandwiched, but hot glued since I didn't have smaller clips.
I will be buying more of these since my girlies love them so much! I actually had to break up fights over who got what. Then I had to promise to make more....