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Topic: The Tea Towel Murders  (Read 14980 times)
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« on: September 07, 2008 07:53:39 PM »

After seeing lovely and wonderful embroidery patterns with happy -- or at worst sneering -- fruits and veg, I wondered if perhaps some of those happy pieces of produce might be hiding a dark (and mushy) side.

Every one of you saying "Aw, poor tomato"... you don't know.  Maybe, just maybe, he had it coming.

(You can see the murderer's footprints leading away from the crime scene.  Yeah, that's a sword.)

This idea presented itself fully-fleshed and dripping with tomato sauce, and it made me giggle.  Three weeks later and I'm still giggling. 

Clearly I am a sick, sick woman.

More Tea Towel Murders to come.

I sublimate my rage through needlework.  ;-)

Mea culpa... I just realized that I got my "original" idea for this project from http://www.flickr.com/photos/nocoast2005/1176076077/, "Kitchen Calamities" by Kristin Mary.  No disrespect intended; I loved the series when I first saw it, and even gushed over how cool it is.  And then I woke up to a new world and thought my idea was mine alone.

Color me crushed. Cry
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« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2008 07:59:43 PM »

Deliciously, scandalous. Shocked
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2008 08:03:28 PM »

I find myself wondering who wielded the tiny sword.  When I kill tomatoes, I usually do it with a giant (from their perspective at least) kitchen knife, against which they have no possible defense.
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2008 08:04:13 PM »

Oy My God!!!  That is fantastic!!!

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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2008 08:14:25 PM »

Reminds me of the movie "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes".
Well done.  Cool

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« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2008 08:19:28 PM »

Sweet lord I LOVE this!!

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« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2008 08:20:34 PM »

very very cool. I think if he was killed with a bottle of tomatoes it would be even better/ironic.

I do agree though that all the cheery dancing veggies/fruits are just a little too happy. I mean are they really that happy to be eaten? Makes me want to become a fruititarian. (notting hill reference)

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« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2008 08:50:07 PM »

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« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2008 10:04:48 PM »


If I could buy the world a coke, then I would say "SCREW YOU WORLD" and go buy more fabric.

« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2008 10:07:56 PM »

This reminds me of Gorey's "The Gashlycrumb Tinies." It's the same type of weirdly amusing illustration.

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