I’m doing a small – three or four pieces, max – line of pieces to celebrate Canada Day. The leaves in the photo above are going to be put into 3″ hoops, so you can hang them as ornaments or stick them up on your office wall. They’re going to be quite cute, I think :)
And then there’s this piece. This piece turned out quite awesome(ly?). This isn’t going to be the piece I list – this was the prototype. There’s a bit of chalk on it where I tried to handwrite ‘Oh Canada’ right on to the flannel (red check!) and I can’t get it off. I did wash the fabric before I stitched it, but I’m worried there’s still going to be a bit of dye left that will leech onto the embroidery thread. And that would be bad.
I’m going to try to find a white transfer pen/pencil in Brandon – or Winnipeg, probably – to do the next version. It’s much thinner and easier-to-use than chalk, and it cleans up a hell of a lot better, too.
Expect these, and a few other new pieces, to be in my shop over the next week or so. I’m also working on finishing up some designs for a new line that I’ll be launching in early June. And in amongst all of that, there’s marketing and website tweaks and all kinds of fun and frivolity, too. Yee. Haw. :)