It's Alabama Chanin's DIY Verd Unisex Shirt Kit, which I've been eyeing for months. MONTHS. Thank you, awesome husband.
I AM SO EXCITED.
Here's what it should look like eventually:
I'm halfway through embellishing the top:
That's the back; I decided to outline the leaf shapes with the (included) Brunette embroidery thread for a quilted effect, although I think it'd be neat just to construct the shirt as is with no embellishment. If I want to make the shirt I fell in love with, though, I'm going to have to reverse applique the bottom part eventually -- which means cutting out a few of the beautiful, perfectly stenciled black sections before construction. Scary. Gotta be done, though.
The front so far:
AUUUGHHHH I LOVE THIS KIT SO MUCH.
You know what I especially love? The wooden embroidery floss spool.
Wooden thread spools make me so happy. I always pounce on them at yard sales. IN YOUR FACE, PLASTIC.
I'll post a full review when it's done, but in the meantime: YAY YAY YAY. Is all.
One more thing: My excellent sister-in-law gave me Yoshi's Woolly World for Christmas. I'm a Nintendo-holic and grew up on side-scrollers, so it's pretty fantastic. But BONUS: Everything in it is made of yarn or sweater knit, including Yoshi.
|Bad shot from my TV.|
|See the knitting needles? And the sweater knit for the lava? SO CUTES.|
That is all. Cheers!