Now, let me start by saying that I am not the best crafter and this was my FIRST venture into the world of embroidery, but I could not be more delighted with the results.
My husband and I share a best friend. He's this great, funny guy. We call him our "Kramer" and that should tell you everything. We've been on a work post for 4 months and he's been "house-sitting" (ie: no-rent living) at our place since we left.
I wanted to make something for him that would be funny and look good in his new bachelor pad. (Yes, he IS moving out when we get home... albeit about 200 feet away).
Using the info I found on urka's post, http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289963.0
, I got to work. (Urka! Wherever you are: Thank You Thank You Thank You! I couldn't have done this without that post).
I knew our friend wasn't going to want some flower or puppy embroidery (not that there's anything wrong with that, but c'mon! He's a dude. He's out to impress the LADIES!).
So, again, using Urka's suggestion I found a picture of him and traced it off the computer. I based the design on this super-cheesy t-shirt I saw this time on the boardwalk in L.A.
I can't even tell you how much I laughed during the time spent stitching. I said to my husband that I'm not going to react well if he doesn't actually DIE laughing when I give it to him.
Okay. Enough talk. Here's the final product. Imagine this on his couch, oh-so-nonchalent.
Oh! The fact that I found this kind of 'pouty' faced picture for this! I'm sure it's not nearly as funny when you don't know him.. but I hope it gives you a smile too.
I've always been scared of embroidery and now that my first effort is out of the way, I'm feeling like I could stitch anything! I put a neutral 'manly-print' pieced back on it, so that he could fliip it whenever he doesn't want someone to see it, ie: when his mom visits. Surely he wants people to see it though, right?
Thanks for reading.