Hello! Guess what? I'm on study break! Yaaayyyyy! ^__^ I actually *do* have to spend the week studying (my tutors this semester are very keen on homework and assignments) but I have had a lovely relaxing weekend. And I have a craft to show you!
This hoop is inspired by Charlie Bradbury from Supernatural (played by the ever-awesome Felicia Day).
Charlie is a cosplaying, LARPing, computer hacking genius who regularly makes nerdy references. Seriously, how could you *not* love her?
Charlie's combo of "peace out" and the Vulcan Salute has become one of her most famous quotes, and I simply *had* to make it! ^__^
I used a bright red vintage embroidery hoop and some blue and white polka-dot fabric. I probably *shouldn't* have used white thread, because over the polka-dots, the stitching is a bit hard to see.
I struggle with embroidered text, so I am so, so happy with how this font turned out! Normally I trace the pattern onto my fabric using a transfer pen, but this fabric was too dark for that method. So, I cut out the segment of the pattern with the words, pinned it onto the fabric, and then stitched directly over the printed letters. After I'd stitched the phrase, I ripped and pulled the paper out from between the stitches. It wasn't that hard because the stitching perforates the paper, but next time I would use a thinner paper. I used regular printer paper this time, and I was worried about pulling up the stitches.
I made a little pattern for you to use as well! Click on the image to go to Google Drive, where you can download the .pdf ^__^
Now I'm off to work ... and after that I'll be casting on the Foxy KAL that Tanya and I are organising! It starts today, and I am so excited! ^__^ We'd love to have you join us!
Live Long and Prosper!