Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Mini Fruit Marshmallow Button Embroidery

I finally finished it.

And I say "finally", because I actually started the thing way back when I was pregnant. And then I was sick. And then we decided to buy a house and move. And then I had a baby. And then I was tired out of my mind.

Wait, I still am.

But, I've had increasing amounts of time to work, so I pulled this piece out of storage and began to work on it a few weeks ago.

And now it is finished! Hurrah!

Like most of my work, it was inspired by food. And my obsession with food culture.

I chose these buttons based on their resemblances to those little fruit flavored miniature marshmallows. Those things are the cutest! But, I am not sure that I know anybody who actually enjoys the taste of them. They have those really super artificial fruit flavors that some people grow up thinking real fruit should taste like.

Though I don't know many people who eat them right out of the bag, everybody and their dog has a family member who puts these things in dessert salads, those weird but somehow enticing conglomerations of smooshy fats, sugars, nuts, fruits and food colorings. So I have to wonder, do these marshmallows exist solely for our twisted dessert salad making pleasure? Or are there people out there who actually think, "Oh, I'd like something sweet to munch on. What should I get? Chocolate? Naw, I'd like something that tastes like Lemon Pledge and a plastic Strawberry Shortcake doll..."

I just don't know.

I do know that this piece would make a really lovely little piece of Easter or Spring wall decor. Or a sweet little birthday or wedding shower gift for the friend who has it all.

It would also be absolutely precious in a nursery. But not so precious that you'll have to get rid of it when your kid outgrows it. Because it isn't baby specific decor, so your baby can't outgrow it!

I think I've rambled on enough here.

Mini Fruit Marshmallow Button Embroidery. Coming soon, to an etsy shop(mine. duh.) near you!

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