Craftiness, Now Available in Chewable Doses

A while back I shared about a craft project which, after barely getting started, I discovered I hated. I nearly abandoned it. I went so far as to remove it from the bin where I kept my relatively accessible in-progress stuff.

Life being as it is, I moved the project, embroidery hoop still in place, to the bedroom where I planned to bury it somewhere. Instead, I got distracted, left it on my dresser and forgot about it. It immediately became procrasticlutter (not my term, but rather that of the fabulous Dana K. White of A Slob comes Clean).

Well, yesterday was Sunday and I had some time because my scalawags were getting along pleasantly enough for me to not feel the need to referee them. I had been mildly decluttering here and there, and then landed on the project.

I had, at some point, been vaguely thinking about trying to rectify the terrible error I had made when I thought I could learn to embroider. I decide to attack a very simple version of the Alabama Chanin reverse appliqué method.

Armed with a piece of t-shirt fabric from a different upcycling project, I went for it. I pinned the t-shirt fabric to the backside of the drawn-on dandelions and sewed around the outside. Then I cut out the circles, exposing the green t-shirt fabric underneath.

I’m not shouting victory quite yet, but I might just wear this a few times. I might try to edge the circles or something else crafty to give it a more finished look (and hide the green marker I used to drawn on the dandelions!)

Given my devastation at the loss of my fave cardigan, I must console myself as I can!

Published by Lily Fields

I am passionate about contentment. This is a challenge, because I am equally passionate about progress. I get up at 4:00AM to chip away at a solution to this monolithic problem: how to make progress on my contentment. Born and raised in the USA, I married a French philosophy teacher in 1999. We have lived in France since 2007. We stayed young and carefree until life threw us two curveballs in the form of little humans one after another in 2015 and 2017 respectively. Now I am a slightly older, slightly more exhausted version of myself, but with mystery stains on my walls and a never-ending pile of laundry.

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