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Saturday, May 07, 2011

Doodling and studying

Hi everyone,

How are you all?

Though I would love to show you some stitching progress in one of my projects, I haven't had much time to pick up needle and thread because of these..

The top four I've to teach and the bottom two I have to learn.So whenever I think of embroidery,these loom large before me and I pick them instead.

But couple of days back a demand from my daughter put me back into stitching mode again. Like all the thrifty moms around, I too have a habit of saving fabric pieces with the thought of using them for some purpose. Many a times I get them converted to pyjamas for the little lady. This time around the fabric used for pajamas were plain and the little one wasn't too keen to wear them. She wanted flowers on them. I was not in a mood to take an actual design and do some serious embroidery.
So I doodled...

I wasn't too concerned about the design or the stitches. Since it is for a five year old, I knew I had to concentrate on the colors .More the number of colors, happier she would be. And no delicate stitching too. The colors needed to be prominently visible. So I used 3 strands in most of the swirls.


Here is the close up. Perfectionists would grimace, but this is instant embroidery and that too with a doodled design for the first time in my life :) You can still see some of the lines which I've left off from stitching.Anyway, this was a good way to finish off all the left over thread bits and pieces from previous projects.

In spite of the less than perfect satin stitches and stems ,I was pretty happy with the look and thought she too will be. After all, she's not going to wear it for years..she'll soon grow out of it in a few months. But do you know what she asked when she saw it - Where are the BEADS?

Sigh!! I pacified her saying there's one more pyjama, I'll do the needful on them your majesty!!
Very soon you'll get to see a pajama with beads and buttons :)

Till then,

Love,luck and sunshine,
Deepa

16 comments:

Miss 376 said...

Lol, there's always something! The colours are brilliant on here

Suztats said...

What's a Mother to do? They look happy....made me smile. I'll enjoy seeing the beads and buttons, too. Happy Mother's Day!

Annet said...

Lovely doodled flowers!

Boxoftrix said...

Very pretty :)

Debbie said...

Very cute, Deepa! Good luck with your studies and your teaching.

Karen said...

I think your embroidery is very lovely and so colorful!

aracne said...

So, Deepa, are you a computer geek? Amazing how women can have different talents in themselves.
By the way the embroidery is very pretty.

g.aruljothiKarikalan said...

very nice deepa.... sure u should do bead works for the little one to see the big smile on her face... happy mothers day

Pratima Kapoor said...

Nice work and i think it helped you to take your mind off those heavy books and studies. Good luck with your studies.

Anne said...

Cute! all: the doodle, the colors....................Very pretty!!

magdamagda said...

I don't see what's not perfect about it... can't wait to see though the pyjama with beads!!!

Heather said...

Deepa... what a lovely thing to do for your daughter even though you know she will eventually outgrow them... only a mother's love! Hugs.

debamitra said...

your doodling is as good as serious embroidery

kat said...

Yayyy, frivolous embroidery - how delightful, your daughter is a very lucky young lady, I hope her royal highness appreciates you!!

neki desu said...

i disagree thoroughly. the stitching looks great! and yes where are the beads?? :)

AntiTek said...

This bit of embroidery is one of my favorite samples of your stichery. Uneven stitches, funky colors, beads, throw in sequins, a bit of ribbon, maybe a small stain hidden by a flower; nothing is more beautiful than 'mommy loves me' work.