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!