I took my Sublime Stitching Sugar Candy Skull badge out for it’s first outing this afternoon, on the school run and boy did I feel self-conscious. Ok it’s a fairly large in your face badge anyway, not exactly for shrinking violets but I had the distinct impression that I’d probably have felt more comfortable wearing it if I hadn’t made it. There was nothing much wrong with the embroidery, thanks to Sublime Stitching it was a great design, I was a little unsure about my badge construction (lessons to be learnt for next time) but I don’t think it was that, I was feeling self-conscious because I was worried someone would say “Hey that’s a great badge, where did you get it?” and I’d have to go “Um, I made it,”, whereas if I’d got it from one of the many designer boutiques in town that sell very expensive handmade stuff I’d have happily gone “Oh yes, thanks, I got it from ‘Very expensive boutique my husband would kill me if he knew I was shopping there’” I’d be happy for that, what’s up with me? I think it’s because it’s so not in my nature to say “hey look at me, how clever am I?”, lol I know I stick photos of my stuff here but this is far more ‘anoymous’. Any other crafters out there have this problem?
My first Sublime Stitching project, the sugar candy skull from the Day of the Dead pattern set. I made it into a badge, could have done the actual badge making bit a bit better (two pieces of felt sandwiching two pieces of card and a brooch pin, I think if I did it again I’d think about making the badge even larger and blanket stitching around the edges) but I am pleased with the design. It’s not very clear from the photos but the ‘dots’ at the edge are purple beads.