Ooooh, I hope this stays up for a VERY long time. The general public needs to be exposed to as much crafty goodness as possible. If you're ever in Chicago, there are plenty of trees in the park that need a crocheted outfitting :-)
This is so nice. The blackwork is perfect on your shirt. I also really like the thought of embellishing clothing rather than sticking with embroidery projects that turn into wall hangings . . . there's just so much wall to go around!
I think plastic canvas is great! I've mainly made kleenex boxes, coasters, project bags, ornaments, houses, etc. One of my best finds of an already-created plastic canvas creation was a wine tote made by a senior citizen in a small town in northern Minnesota for their senior citizen craft show. It was amazing.
I don't know if Mary Maxim or Herrschner's have patterns, but they do always have kits that are cute and reasonably priced. I also like a prior poster's suggestion of ebay - for both patterns and supplies.