So I finished the flamingo in time for the Mom’s birthday! I still think it’s super ugly, but I can appreciate the design and the colors now that it’s finished. Here is a pic from before I washed and ironed it.
I’m not sure what she’s going to do with it. There is a distinct lack of wall space in her place. Perhaps a bag or a pillow is in her future? I’m not so good at that part, the finishing, unless it’s just slapped in a frame. It’s all nice and washed and ironed now.
It was super hard to get all the tape of the edges. Honestly, they are still sticky. I should have just cut them off. If you look really close, there are still some pencil marks left over. An unfortunate side effect to using a pencil to mark your place? It will rub off on your fabric eventually.
Typically I use pen to do my marks. However, a more dense pencil would be helpful. Try using a 2H the next time. The lead from a 2H pencil may not be easily seen when it rubs off on the fabric.
Happy Birthday, Mom!