The new pattern samples are finished and photographed! Woohoo! That was a *a lot* of stitchin’. But more on those on Monday, when I release the new patterns and close the giveaway. (Have you entered? Go for and maybe you’ll get to pick a free pattern from our shop!)
Until then, I want to show you this WIP – though it’s really barely started – that I can’t wait to get a little stitchy free time to play with. I’ve mentioned before that I’m a real music dork and I love finding ways to combine my crafty geekery with my music geekery. I have a handful of ideas for songs that would be fun to illustrate in stitches, but not so much time to get into them. This one was a little different; I had the idea when I heard the song ‘Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Pt. I’ (by The Flaming Lips) on the radio a few months ago. I’ve always loved that song for being both totally silly and oh-so-charming. And it’s so oddly descriptive, I could just picture all the detail while it played, but I knew it wouldn’t have to be a massive embroidery that would weigh me down as a WIP.
This seemed like an obvious project for the Little Dorrit & Co partnership (aka me and Mommy) and Chris (aka Mommy) did do the design at my request, but I’ll stitch it on my own as a little project just for funsies. As I mentioned, I haven’t gotten very far yet, but I can already tell it will be a lot of fun to just be playful on this one. I love my Sajou sampler WIP very much, but it is kind of a high-maintanence project. I’m keeping the stitching very formal and precise on that one. Yoshimi can be a little more experimental and fun, and just talking about it like this is making me itchy to get on with it!