I asked @MightyMitochondria two swap embroidered inchies with me, but she requested adult merit badges instead. Hmm…I struggled for a little while to re-focus and channel my initial inspiration, and then just decided to go for it.
Here they are together, “Inspiration Wrangler” and “Scrap Queen”:
And the backs just because:
Scrap Queen was an extension of my effort to use all my scraps this year! I’ve been having a lot of fun playing with them.
The crown was a late addition and I think it just adds a little something.
The second badge evolved a bit while making it. I was going to do “treasure hunter” and have a bunch of items piled on “assemblage style,” but when I started putting things together, I accidentally put a reject stumpwork wing from a previous project onto a rusty peace sign charm and I knew I had to go with that. With the help of some friends, the piece was named “inspiration wrangler.” I thought it worked well with the winged charm and the process of making it. Following your inspiration is not always easy!
I was a little nervous that I crafted to my inspiration and not to @MightyMitochondria’s likes specifically for these, so I sat on pins and needles until they arrived. But she seems happy, or just really nice. I actually really loved and connected to both these pieces while making them and they were hard to send away, but I’m glad they have a good home.