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Dead Flowers

Added Sep 15, 2011

by tungufoss

Gardabaer, Iceland






I love cross-stitching and I LOVE headbands. Last fall I made something truly special that combined those two loves of mine. The result was a headband that was unbelievably dear to me. It was unique and something completely different to what everybody else would be wearing. It would work with just about everything, and I would always feel extremely hipster-chic. This would be the item I would take with me when I’d go travelling. However, I should have kept it at home last Easter. Because my little bundle of joy unfortunately got lost in transit on the way from Helsinki to St. Petersburg. It’s been several months now, and I still keep looking for it in my box of headbands. It is was an essential part of my wardrobe, and now it’s gone.

I like to imagine that someone eventually found it, and passed it on to someone deserving. My fantasy of its afterlife is that of Sound of Music, only set in the Ural mountains, on a girl looking like Lara from Doctor Zhivago. I have the tendency to over-dramatize things, I know. Well, wherever it is, I hope whomever found it is happy with my little creation and they will live happily ever after.

Technically I could make another. I’m sure my grandmother is willing to lend me her precious pillow (which she too made herself way back when) which I traced the pattern (not exactly the most comfortable guideline since you can’t mark what’s been done). Now I’m more practiced in embroidery so it shouldn’t take as much time. I could rethink the color scheme better, the light purple always bothered me a little — but not as much as to not having my headband at all.

I should make another one, because think about this little love of mine much more than any of my long lost lovers. Sad but very much true.

Material Notes

plastic “java” canvas, all sorts of embroidery floss, wide alice-band




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Preppy, Romantic
Cotton, Other

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    Sep 17, 2011, 08.54 PMby oopsitssierralu

    how sad that you lost it :,( coincidentaly i lost a rind i had just bought from an artisian fair trade eco friendly 100% good shop in Genova on a cruise only I didnt make it but i still felt bad because I lost it in Tunis just TWO days after buying it and the fact that i lost it in the morning didn’t help because it ruined my whole day not to mention the last day of my holiday and by still trying to look for it I know exactly what you mean…and its not like this ring ever made it into my house…maybe a little girl found found it and ran of to her mother exclaming “Ara xi sibt ommi !!” in there language too similarly sounding to maltese

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      Sep 18, 2011, 02.15 PMby tungufoss

      Exactly! It’s so frustrating to lose something you just got. Been there, done that.
      I remember the rest of the trip I was looking for headbands to replace the one I lost (I didn’t have any backups, and I’m really addicted to using headbands) but no one compared to my pretty little flowers. :(

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    Sep 17, 2011, 12.49 PMby tyui2

    Great idea!

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    Sep 17, 2011, 11.48 AMby janul

    This is great! I would like it to be a bit smaller for myself, maybe, but I really like it!

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    Sep 16, 2011, 07.25 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    it is so lovely and i would definitly do another one, if i would be you!

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    Sep 16, 2011, 06.32 AMby monikapullerits

    For me too, please! So original idea!

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    Sep 16, 2011, 12.27 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    thats gorgeous! oh gosh i would wear that in a heartbeat! if you ever sell them! let me know. great job :)

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