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11  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Blackwork penguin on: September 18, 2008 04:51:21 PM
That pattern is beautiful. Serious props.
12  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Mr. Krabs in x-stitch on: September 18, 2008 04:40:38 PM
He looks so good!! Props for using a grid to plan it out, but if you're feeling lazy my roommate found a website that automatically translates your images into an embroidery layout form. I haven't used it for the sake of being a purist, but it just might help. Perfect color choices too!
13  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / A Triumph in Embroidery on: September 16, 2008 12:45:44 AM
My roommate Anthony made this.

He's really into motorcycles if you can't tell, and if he wasn't my roommate I'd probably have no idea what it meant. Nevertheless, everything is cool when you place it into embroidery form.



I mean, am I right?
14  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Goldfish in a Bag Tutorial (with pics) on: September 10, 2008 04:37:40 PM
Now that I know how to make this, I only have to figure out how to explain what I've done to all the soap in the house to my roommates.
15  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Memento Embroidery... on: September 10, 2008 04:21:02 PM
I'm actually incredibly thankful that no one considered this idea too sick for embroidery. Frankly, I think it gets funnier (and slightly more surreal) every time I see it. Thanks!

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Such an interesting piece and now I am totally creeped out by thinking of a David Lynch version of Memento with a grandma embroidering in the background.  You should do more quotes-cool idea!

Thanks so much! I think you really stumbled onto something with that whole David Lynch-Memento idea, it would definitely kick up the wierdness level. Right now I'm brainstorming for more quotes!

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It's great and now I'm thinking of all the other things one could do backwards and hang across from a mirror (Redrum, of course) but also non-violent things, not unlike barbers' clocks.

I actually never realized that about barbers' clocks, and I just got my hair cut yesterday. Who knew they were so crafty? Brilliant.
16  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Memento Embroidery... on: September 09, 2008 11:40:55 PM
This time I really wanted to stretch my imagination with what I could put on an embroidery hoop that no one else, ever, in their right mind, would ever place onto an embroidery hoop. Ever.

Then I thought of the movie Memento.

It's probably one of the darkest movies I've ever seen, and it's so good.

If you've never seen it, definitely pick it up sometime. In short, it's about a detective who can't make new memories, forcing him to take vengeful notes in increasingly clever ways.

My natural question of course was "what would the main character of Leonard in Memento do if his only way of capturing memories was embroidery?"
The natural answer is nothing, because embroidery takes friggin forever.

But say if he had a really considerate grand-mother who would embroider his sick twisted notes for him? It would at least be less painful and expensive than tattoo's.

Which brings me to my embroidery, which will undoubtedly divide the public between humored or appalled.



Yep. Leonard's most important chest tattoo, in embroidery form. Backwards and everything so he can still read it in the mirror with the rest of his tattoo's.

Here it is reversed by the mirror in my bathroom:



To really appreciate it, I suggest you picture an old lady in a rocking chair slowly cross-stitching the words while goats graze aimlessly in the fields.

Or if that doesn't work, imagine the confused faces of the people who haven't seen Memento after witnessing it hanging in our apartment bathroom.

Yes. That'll do.


Hope you enjoy it!

-zack
17  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Cactii my mother CANT kill on: September 02, 2008 12:41:30 AM
I want this so badly. My fourth cacti just died this week. I have an entire morgue of dead cacti on my windowsill. It's incredibly depressing.
18  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Pacman on: September 02, 2008 12:35:13 AM
The ghost eyes looking at each other makes it incredibly addicting just to look at, just like the game. So awesome.
19  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Because Tuesday Through Sunday Are Totally Straight... on: September 01, 2008 09:50:51 PM
Thanks so much! I love the series idea, I just might have to make some for my friends, probably mostly just to see their mixed and confused expressions when I give it to them.
20  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Oh Don Piano! on: September 01, 2008 09:05:14 PM
Unless you've seen the infamous crazy talking cat on youtube, you might not understand this.
For the rest of you though, it's embroidery GOLD.

I'm actually posting this on behalf of my roommate Anthony Massie, who made this masterpiece after seeing my progress on Monday Night Is Gay Night http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=266686.0.

Now our whole apartment is embroidery crazy.



Anthony is quite excited to hear your replies.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KrfjeEqQGk
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