213. embroidered octopus.

I drew and embroidered this little octopus today on my lunch break. Wedding season is kicking my butt at the moment, so I’m trying to make use of any down time I have to create SOMETHING non food related these days. I  have lots of sewing projects on my radar, just don’t have the block of time to work on them.

But I was happy with the way this little guy turned out! I want to do lots and lots more embroidery projects. My biggest problem is getting the images transferred onto the fabric. I’m not good at drawing (but i knocked this little guy out) and the transfer pencils I bought don’t work too well. I need a lightbox!!

32. ron swanson sketch.

Sometime before Christmas, I saw this amazing ron swanson mug from this etsy seller, and I haven’t been able to get that image of him out of my head. It’s so perfect. Unfortunatley, it has been sold out for quite some time. I’ve decided to take that sketch and try to embroider it. I have no idea how its actually going to turn out, but today I conquered the sketch, and I like it.

For now, I leave you with a quote from mr. ron swanson, himself.

“The less I know about other people’s affairs, the happier I am. I’m not interested in caring about people. I once worked with a guy for three years and never learned his name. Best friend I ever had. We still never talk sometimes.”