One of the things I gave for Mother's Day this year, was a glass medaillon for pictures. Instead of pictures I've put some Forget Me Nots in it, that I picked at Menorca and dried to put them in the medaillon. The first time I went to Menorca was with my parents and they still love the island, too, so I thought it would be nice to give my mother this flower.
Since a couple of weeks I have another blog, where I make a list of things to do each week and check off all chores I actually did. You can read more about it here. This embroidered shirt was one of the things on the list.
I bought a shirt and embroidery thread, printed out the template, but couldn't think of a way to transfer the pattern to the shirt with things that I had around the house, so I drew the dragon fly by hand on the shirt and then embroidered the lines.
You can find the template here (or you can choose the elephant, fire truck, giraffe or tractor). Oh, and don't forget to bring carbon or transfer paper or something like it when you go out for embroidery thread.
Last weekend I was in Menorca to celebrate my friend's birthday. To and fro in four days. I was with two other Dutch friends of her and we arrived Thursday evening and went back Sunday morning. A flash visit. But in that little time I managed to read out the book The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver, one of my favorite authors. The book tells about Frida Kahlo and that happens to be my favorite painter. Such a colorful lady with a great style and a strong personality, who made beautiful art
.A while ago I found this Perler Beads pattern of Frida Kahlo. I didn't use Perler Beads for a while, so I really felt like making this portrait just after reading The Lacuna. ~*~
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