I made this for my sister's birthday in April.
Its Gir! He is a favorite of hers. Basically, I found a coloring page of him online, re-sized it, used my light box to trace the image onto white fabric, and stitched away. He was a pretty quick stitch-up, about 4 hours or so.
This is how I finished the back. I used a running stitch along the edge of the excess fabric and pulled it all in on itself. Basically, it looked like a rosette inside the hoop. Then I used some Aileen's fabric glue and smeared it on the edge of the "rosette" and hoop. While the glue was still wet, I dropped the hoop backside down on some hounds tooth scrapbooking paper. After the glue dried, I trimmed off the excess paper and viola! All done!
Oh, I also pained the hoop with a sharpie paint marker and added a lime green glittery ribbon to the edge.
As always, C+C is welcome and encouraged!