I was trying to be clever and easy at the same time and decided to try my hand at stitching some cards for a birthday present.
It was easy and it wasn't at the same time, meaning it took a couple nights (while watching Season 1 of The Big Bang Theory) and the hole punching (Push pins work better than the embroidery needle, in my opinion.) was a bit tiresome and produced some hand cramps, but I'm generally pleased.
I got the fireworks pattern from Sublime Stitching's flickr. I was really pleased with these.
The "e" is my favorite; the tea cup is my least favorite. The tea cup is taken from some random clip art and I just printed off a big "e."
I'm still working on my technique a bit, but I think there's some potential here.
In other DIY news, in an attempt to save money I've decided to try to trim my own bangs. I bought some real-deal hair scissors yesterday and gave it a whirl. I am quite relieved it turned out alright.
I never know what to do in photos. The standard smile seems too cheesy but then my other faces are just weird.