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« on: June 01, 2008 06:22:02 PM »

I didn't know where to put this.  I made this postcard today for a friend who's got a thing for fetuses.

The back tells a little story about the fetus. It says:  Harold was a club kid, just like his mom.  He didn't last long.  But it's okay.  He went to techno fetus heaven where he keeps the beat alive.


I cut a piece of fabric slightly larger than my post card.  Embroidered the words on another piece with a running back stitch, then machine appliqued all the pieces on.  The applique isn't' so hot, but I like the overall effect.  I then used a quilt spray adhesive to attach the postcard to the fabric and stitched around the whole thing with a leather needle.

Kthanxbye!  Hope you like it!
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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2008 06:28:58 PM »

I think it's really cute, just be prepared for some people to be offended by it... especially the implications of Harold going to techno fetus heaven.  As a biologist I think fetuses are lovely but as I learned from a friend's band in high school whose mascot was a fetus on a swing, people can get the wrong idea.
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I love it! Harold's just adorable.
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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2008 07:27:15 PM »

haha.. awesome!

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« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2008 08:14:16 PM »

I'm going to say that just the word 'fetus' makes me uncomfortable and I think the concept is creepy and gross.

Other that, I think your idea is funny, it visual (while it makes me squirm) is rather tasteful (I especially like the background fabric) and I bet your friend loved/will love it. I also think his wings are an interesting touch.

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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2008 06:49:46 AM »

Thanks, everyone.  I'm glad you all like it (so far).  I was afraid what Emkay said would be true.  I know it's not for everyone.  The fabric is all scraps from a quilt I was making and I chose the subject matter because the black dotted fabric reminded me of a disco or techno and I had lots and lots of flesh colored fabric and it just worked. 
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« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2008 09:48:22 AM »

Isn't it funny how we are all fetuses at the beginning, but our culture has made it practically a dirty word?
Anyway, I was thinking how he would look with a glo-stick... either some glow-in-the-dark paint or maybe somehow attach a Lunker Light, which are little lightsticks used by fishermen that are a couple inches long.  Would that be too big for him?
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2008 08:39:34 PM »

Nah, no glow stick for lil' Harry.  He's only about 2 inches tall at most.  This is on a post card.  I'm sure he would enjoy one though.  And some baggy pants.  I'm sure they have all that where he is heading to.

He's actually heading to Bloomington, IN.  I sure hope he makes.  I included extra postage and everything.  But you know how these things go.

Everyone should go out now and embroider your own postcards!  It was so much fun and easy!
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2008 09:16:15 PM »

He he, that's hilarious!  I would be so happy to get something this cool in the mail.  This is going to entertain so many postal workers!

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« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2008 03:02:48 PM »

I think this is awesome!  You're very creative and I love love love that you're not afraid to post something that could very easily offend many sensitive people that roam around on Craftster.  I'm not offended, though.  I think it rocks.. and so do you for that matter!

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