Ok, so I made this awhile ago for somebody I didn't really know very well because she is obsessed with Tupac and the idea struck me as particularly hilarious. Plus, our mutual friend told her I was making something, so I felt like I ought to go through with it. The girl, however, thought it was strange that I would make something for a stranger, so I ended up really embarrassed and almost threw it away because I felt so embarrassed. I'm so glad I didn't, though, because I can now present it as my first ever Craftster post!
Here it is, for your crafty viewing pleasure:
I used a sparkly bead for his nose ring because I suck at french knots.
Anyway, thanks for looking! Sorry for the long crazy story that comes with it
**09/08/07- Oops! I just noticed that I stitched the eyes entirely in white, but it's not in the pattern! Sorry.**
I'm hoping this turns out okay. It's a good thing I'm a pack rat, because I still had all the original papers and notes about the floss modifications.
Basically, I did the face, and then I found an Old English font and made the pattern for the words and sorta eyeballed where to put that above the face. I remember wishing that I had switched two of the browns on the gradients of the face, but I can't remember which ones now, and I didn't change them, anyway.
Here ya go!
Face Pattern (broken into two pieces for printing):
Colorblock picture of face (The pattern has no half or quarter stitches!):
Believe it or not, the toughest part of this pattern was the lettering and getting it to look right when stitched on an arc. I can't remember if I made a few little changes to the letters as I went along, so you may have to play around a bit with adding/deleting/moving stitches to get the letters legible.
Also, it's up to you how you want to handle the white stitch on his nose for his ring. I stitched it in brown and put a bead there.
Let me know if you have any questions or if I forgot something.
I hope you all have as much fun doing this as I did!