Remember what the block looked like last week without the embroidery? It's quite a change, eh? First up is the lace purse. The lace was from a vintage lace sleeve from Roxann. I hated cutting into it, but this way I can see the beauty instead of being stuck in a box.
To the right is my take on a hibiscus, embroidered on top of a sliver of tropical barkcloth. I used to wear a lot of Hawaiian shirts.
This is where the tears come in. Every time I located the peacock, it would disappear again. Really. I lost this thing at least 6 times. I was so relieved to finally get it sewn on. See the blue velvet it is mounted on? I embossed that with a peacock feather rubber stamp, but you can really only see one of the feathers now.
My corset mannequin took some doing. I bought a stamp when out of town this weekend along with a set of dye markers. Then, after coming home, realized that I didn't have the right stamp ink to apply it to my fabric. Did I mention I live int he middle of nowhere? I finally traced the design, embroidered it to the block, then filled it in with dye markers. The flowers are those chiffon and tulle things I made before with the candle. I like the outcome, but I still wish I had the right stamp pad.
One more block to go. I don't think I will have it done for a couple of weeks due to time constraints, but next week I will post what the blocks are looking like sewn together. I have ten together so far, but I am going to give my fingers a chance to heal before finishing the joining embroidery on them.