|The blank canvas|
|Always keep some interfacing on hand--you never know when you'll run into a robot|
Next I cut the pieces into more book-spine shaped rectangles, going back and trimming them until I felt I had a nice variety. I peeled the backing of the interfacing off and arranged them in a way that looked like a stack of books (hopefully). When I was satisfied with the way everything looked, I ironed them onto the headband.
|I had plenty of models of book stacks to reference around my apt|
|That's right--I did it for aesthetics, not because I'm paranoid and wanted them extra attached|
All that was left was for me to add the words of the quote using embroidery floss. I typed it up for reference using a decorative font because I didn't want it to be immediately obvious what the quote was. I was going for a certain look more than anything else. I probably should have written the quote on using some sort of fabric pen first and embroidered over it but instead I decided to free-hand it. Because apparently I like driving myself crazy by having to embroider, rip out, and re-embroider things.
|Perhaps I would prefer life to reading if I didn't always insist on making life so difficult for myself|
Voila: the finished product!
|A precarious book stack proclaiming a precarious philosophy|
|People say that designer labels are the thing, but I prefer DIY|