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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!

But we have flamethrowers. And what this indicates to me, it means that at some point, some person said to himself, "Gee, I sure would like to set those people on fire over there. But I'm way too far away to get the job done. If only I had something that would throw flame on them."
« 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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« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2011 10:29:50 AM »

so awesome! i love pee wee!
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