I have a bazillion things to do and not one of them is learning the shisha stitch
at 2 in the morning. Another thing not on the list, blogging about learning the shisha stitch so I can attach google eyes to things. I should check the list of things I shouldn't be doing more often. There's lots of fun stuff on there.
I used to have these awesome velvet and gold braid pillows covered in tiny mirrors that were attached with the shisha stitch (similar to this one
). I loved those pillows, but after about 13 years, they fell apart unfixably.
When I got the Embroidery Stitch Bible
and saw the shisha stitch in there, I remembered those pillows and decided that I would try it out some day. Everything came together when I found these huge google eyes
... ah, synchronicity.
The shisha stitch is easy even though it looks fancy. They say you can use it to attach any flat object, but it's working fine on my bulgy google eye. I'm so excited ... I have 154 more eyes and lots of floss!
p.s. I find it disturbing to sew around something that seems to be staring at me.