DAD, DON'T YOU DARE LOOK ANY FURTHER
Sorry about that. I made this for my dad's birthday present. I doubt he'll see it here, since he's slightly Internet retarded (most parents are), but sometimes he surprises me with his lurking skills.
Anyways, my dad is a hippy. Long haired, jam band loving, loves nature. He's also an attorney, and I feel like sometimes those two elements creep in on each other. Such as, his entire CD and record collection is kept in the library of his office. Such as, the nice Tumi bag he takes to concerts.
I feel like his Tumi bag doesn't give him proper credit amongst the other Deadheads, so I decided for his birthday I would make him a rucksack with a neat patch on it. This thread is just for the patch. I didn't really know where to put it, so feel free to move this, mods!
My father is an Obama supporter and loves the Grateful Dead so I combined the two elements for this patch. It's made entirely of felt, but all of the facial designs (except for the eyes) were hand embroidered. It was my first shot at embroidering anything like this, so go easy, pleasy.
And the inspiration:
I love constructive criticism! Thank you for looking! (Unless it's you, Dad. Then I'm pissed.)