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« on: January 14, 2011 01:42:53 AM »

After watching Pee Wee's Big Adventure recently, and seeing some PW tattoo flash, I decided he needed to be immortalized in stitches in my living room. I found a picture of a Pee Wee stencil thing, added text in Paint, flipped it and printed it, traced over it with some tracing paper and my transfer pencil, and ironed it onto some cotton. I stretched it too much in my hoop so it's kind of warped, but I am going to try and iron it with some steam tomorrow and see if it won't flatten out. I HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATE doing satin stitch, and this drove me nuts, but it's all done and now I have filled my quota for the next decade or so. Took me two days, several hours, but honestly less than I thought it would take. I may make another one with a different face and saying, just to practice my stitches.

The finished product is roughly 7"x7" or so, and I cut it to 8x10".

EDIT: Framed pic!

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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2011 03:51:38 AM »

So. Awesome.
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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2011 06:14:30 AM »

Holy crap I love this. Love this more than I can say here. You did such an awesome job even if you do hate satin stitch!
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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2011 07:10:51 AM »

I love Pee-Wee! Had to hit this rocks, 'cuz it does. Great job!
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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2011 02:15:12 PM »

Thanks guys! I ironed with steam and this came out better, but I think next time I will know to just take apart the hoop and reposition when it gets loose, not just pull it taut. It still looks somewhat warped, but it is framed now!

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« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2011 08:05:41 AM »

That is beyond awesome! Great job!
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so awesome! i love pee wee!
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