Friday 17 February 2023

Martin Lewis Portrait, Free Embroidery Pattern

Stitch a portrait of Martin Lewis with my latest free embroidery pattern! 

I shared a free "WWMLD"  ("What Would Martin Lewis Do?") embroidery pattern last month, inspired by everyone’s favourite money-saving expert. 

I love Martin Lewis and his no-nonsense advice about financial matters, and as bills and other prices have been sky-rocketing I've been thinking "What Would Martin Lewis Do?" a lot... and I just couldn't resist turning that into a craft project.


When I was sketching ideas for the pattern, I drew a little portrait of Martin because portraits are something I'm trying to challenge myself to do more of (gotta keep trying new things and stretching yourself creatively!)

I was quite pleased with how the sketch turned out and planned to share a pair of WWMLD patterns (one with simple text, the other this portrait version)... and then I had an attack of self doubt and decided the portrait was terrible and no-one would want to stitch it anyway so what was the point in sharing it - UGH!

And now...? 

Well, I've decided that January Laura was being too hard on herself and needs to learn to share her work even if it's not "perfect" - because that's an important part of creative development. 

And maybe people WILL want to stitch this (or just print it out and put it up on the wall) as a little reminder to make sensible financial choices, or to resist the urge to turn the heating up! 

Feel the creative fear and do it anyway, right??

Happy stitching, pals xx



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