So after my foray into embroidered pillows, I was feeling pretty good about my amazing embroidery skills. So rather than continuing to do piddly little projects, I decided to do something bigger. And harder. For some reason I always have to do the hardest of anything first. So I decided I wanted to do a children's book illustration. I chose to do this one from The Little Prince, or Le Petit Prince, for those who read it in its original French.
Shouldn't be too hard, right? Simple black outlines with solid colored blocks. Instead of using fabric applique this time I decided to paint the colors in before sewing it. That part went okay. Then I sewed. And oh my. The poor Little Prince.
I tried to pretty it up by putting it in a nice frame. And from far away it actually doesn't look to bad. But you have to move in closer to see the worst of it.
Umm. Is that his nose attached to his eye? And his mouth looks like it's hanging open to catch flies. And yeah, just ignore the loose threads hanging everywhere. I got tired of trying to tie them off and just started snipping.
Now, I know it's not a complete disaster. You can at least tell what it was supposed to be. But it sure isn't the masterpiece I was picturing. Oh well. Practice makes perfect, right? Anyone want a slightly disfigured Little Prince?