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« on: February 03, 2010 01:59:32 PM »



Inspired by Needle Noodles Creepy Cute Cross Stitch (http://needlenoodles.com/home/?q=node/79), Lego Star Wars (could you imagine if there was a Lego Firefly, wouldn't that be amazing?) and this Jayne's Hat cross stitch (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334199.0) I decided to try my hand at creating some Firefly related cross stitches. I spent last week creating the character designs and then much of the last seven days stitching it all together. The lettering was borrowed from Better Homes & Gardens 2001 Cross Stitch Designs, with some modifications (I really don't know why that book doesn't believe in half stitches.).

This piece is going to be donated to the B.C. Browncoats for the silent auction they'll be holding during this year's Can't Stop the Serenity screening, where proceeds go to Joss Whedon's favourite charity, Equality Now.

And now on to more pictures. Please feel free to offer some feedback, I'm still thinking of tweaking the designs a bit before I make final copies. I realize Mal is missing a row, making him a bit shorter than everyone else. Must fix that. Anyways, I'd love to hear what others think...







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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2010 02:08:48 PM »

OMG!  That is awesome!  I started the Jayne hat quote cross stitch.  If you ever decide to share this pattern, I'd love love to give it a go, you did a lovely job
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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2010 02:09:37 PM »

I've only seen a few episodes of firefly, but can easily pick out who is who! These are super cute!
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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2010 02:28:09 PM »

Haha, somehow the first thing that came to mind when I saw the thumbnail was Firefly! I love this so much, its amazing!
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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2010 02:32:55 PM »

Wash and River really come through very well. They all do, but those two really stand out. I love the look on Mal's face, and the thread combo you used to make Kaylee's jumpsuit. Fantastic!
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« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2010 02:45:43 PM »

I only have one word for this: LOVE!!
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« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2010 02:55:39 PM »

That is too awesome!
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« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2010 03:03:31 PM »

You are the definitive awesome.  I just adore that little angry!face Jayne ... everywhere I go, his eyes keep following me...
I'm not really one for cross stitch, stabbed my fingers with the needle too many times as a kid, but this?  This ROCKS.
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« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2010 03:51:34 PM »

That is awesome!  I wish I had the patience for hand work - I would hang that up proudly in my house - just too cute! 
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« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2010 04:10:23 PM »

Wow! It's so fabulous, I love it. I want it! Grin
And it's fabulous donating it to a silent auction.  Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2010 05:24:26 PM »

ah! this is amazing! I adore it hehehhe gotta love Jayne's face.
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« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2010 07:14:34 PM »

it... is... so... beautiful...
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« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2010 06:52:07 AM »

That is awesome!
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« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2010 07:08:55 AM »

This is made of awesome!
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« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2010 01:07:41 PM »

wow! great job! it must have taken a while for you to come up with the design, it's so elaborate. firefly fan art always makes me warm and fuzzy inside.
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« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2010 01:41:22 PM »

Hihi,

I'm GM-ing the firefly roleplaying game this weekend so my mind has been producing firefly related info the entire week. I knew that these were my beloved characters from the thumbnail, meaning you really nailed the characters Cheesy

They're just plain awesome!
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« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2010 03:57:34 PM »

Wow!  This is incredible!  You're so talented Smiley

And, as a NE Browncoat, hooray for donating it to your local CSTS auction!
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« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2010 04:06:04 PM »

OMG! I knew what this was even from the thumbnail! I could see Jayne's hat.
AWESOME WORK!
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« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2010 04:08:42 PM »

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« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2010 06:31:53 PM »

I just started watching Firefly on Hulu and gasped out, "Is that what I think it is?" when I saw the thumbnail.  Soooo cute! Grin
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« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2010 06:38:27 PM »

Very cute !!!! Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: February 04, 2010 08:24:38 PM »

I tweeted about this (cuz it's freakin adorable) and included Nathan, Adam, Jewel, and Shawna Trpcic in on it.  Shawna immediately retweeted it:

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« Reply #22 on: February 05, 2010 05:38:54 AM »

That is just TOO cute  Cheesy! I love the expression on little Jayne's and Mal's faces. And what a lovely use of colours; they look so vibrant and match so well (the gradient on the lettering looks wonderful too). Great job Smiley!

And how kind of you to donate it to the B.C. Browncoats's silent auction  Smiley!
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« Reply #23 on: February 05, 2010 09:33:31 AM »

*Squeals* So in love with this.  My favourite has to be Jayne and his (in)famous hat.
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« Reply #24 on: February 05, 2010 12:00:14 PM »

Wash and River really come through very well. They all do, but those two really stand out. I love the look on Mal's face, and the thread combo you used to make Kaylee's jumpsuit. Fantastic!

Thanks for saying that Wash looked good, he was the one I was most worried about. It's really hard to replicate a Hawaiian shirt in cross stitch. I actually put him right next to Zoe so it would be extra clear it was him.

Thank you to everyone for all your kind words, and a special thank you to violyns for tweetibng this to the show stars.

I'm hoping to put the patterns up on my blog (for free) later this month. I don't have PC Stitch or any other cross stitch software. I drew the patterns out by hand on graph paper and some have so many eraser marks (especially River's hair) that I want to redraw some of them. Still, look for them coming soon.

Thanks again everyone,
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« Reply #25 on: February 05, 2010 01:21:48 PM »

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« Reply #26 on: February 05, 2010 07:41:02 PM »

greatest.quote. from. the . show. ever.
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« Reply #27 on: February 11, 2010 08:06:29 AM »

That is EPIC! I wuv Jayne especially.
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« Reply #28 on: February 12, 2010 02:20:18 AM »

Wow, I love it. It's so cute. It's seeing designs like this that make me want to take up cross stitch again.
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« Reply #29 on: February 12, 2010 01:58:30 PM »

Thanks again to everyone for all the compliments! Just wanted to mention that the patterns for all the male characters are now posted (for free) on my blog (http://cthulhucrochet.blogspot.com/2010/02/men-of-firefly-free-cross-stitch.html). I'll have the female characters posted soon too, I'm still tinkering with them a bit.

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« Reply #30 on: February 26, 2010 09:15:05 PM »

hey I don't think my earlier post made it, but it was basically you rock and i want the patterns. Which you now link to. So just you rock.

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« Reply #31 on: March 23, 2010 08:51:09 AM »

Aw this is so amazing!! I love Firefly!! You've really captured the characters Cheesy  Jayne is definitely my favourite also!!
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« Reply #32 on: March 26, 2010 07:37:33 AM »

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Disgustingly cute! Gotta stitch 'em!

Thank you so much for sharing--this is just--TOO--awesome for words.
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« Reply #33 on: May 26, 2011 08:15:23 AM »

OMG!  That is awesome!  I started the Jayne hat quote cross stitch.  If you ever decide to share this pattern, I'd love love to give it a go, you did a lovely job

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« Reply #34 on: May 26, 2011 08:16:25 AM »

OMG!  That is awesome!  I started the Jayne hat quote cross stitch.  If you ever decide to share this pattern, I'd love love to give it a go, you did a lovely job

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