My Nightmare Album
Yes that is what its been, but I’m determined to get this finished if it’s the last thing I do lol
I started out with a nice size piece of felt that I made especially for this project. It’s to be an Album cover to give to my Daughter In-laws mum on the birth of our very first Grandchild, a little girl called Charlie. She’s so divine but I better not start talking about her or I wont actually get to my project !!!
So I had this idea in my head of creating a nice design ( not flowery or girly) but just something different that I could add lots of stitching and beads to and then adding in either her name (Charlie) or stitching something like “my first grandchild” on the front. It seems that everything I did to it just wasn’t right and this is the first pic to show where I was trying to go at the very start.
Well I didn’t like it at all, in fact I hated it. I shouldn’t have put the orange seed beads on and the whole design was way off, no amount of work was going to make me like it and I just couldn’t move on. So I painstakingly unpicked every single bead and most of the stitches and started in a new direction.
Unfortunately I didn’t like the way this was going either, so again I took out all the stitches, they were all French knots! Have you tried unpicking them without ruining your felt? I had to be very careful and you don’t think I was getting pretty frustrated by this stage! Well, yes and no, I just wanted to kept going. I changed the mauve coloured thread to green, and removed the mess down the bottom, which was supposed to be kinda of like a starbust that didn’t quite get there.
I am actually starting to like it more now so to date, this is what it’s like. I’ve decided I’m not going to touch it or even look at it for at least a week so I can come back and tackle it with some fresh eyes.
I’m glad I changed the mauve thread to green, I think it suits much better. I like the little seed beads over the fly stitch, (thank goodness for TAST ) lol , I’m going to take out the word Charlie and make that bigger so its stands out more ( it’s a bit hard to see her name at first glance ) but I didn’t want any one thing to overpower anything else. I hope that all makes sense and if anyone has any ideas, I’ll be happy for the input. This is the largest detailed piece I’ve started working on and when you have one idea in your head but cant quite get it down on paper ( so to speak) It makes for a very frustrating time.
Having said all that, I’m really loving the fact that if you don’t like something, take it off and start again and hopefully this Nightmare Album will turn into something to treasure, its certainly has my heart poured into it and all for a Very Good Cause, Charlie xo