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« on: May 22, 2011 11:54:01 AM »

felt applique and embroidery on ultrasuede
6" hoop

This piece only took about a week (I was feeling really motivated to see it finished and up on the wall).  I plan on putting it in a flexi hoop once they arrive but they are currently still in transit from the east coast.  It's pretty much all back stitch with a little satin stitch on the face and underneath the bomb.  It took some experimenting to get the flap right (there are a few failures sitting in the waste basket) but I ended up sewing two pieces of felt together to give it enough weight and stability.  I did one eye right at the beginning to make sure I could actually make it look nice (I didn't want to finish the whole thing and then scrap it because I couldn't do the eyes) then I got nervous that I wouldn't be able to make them even so I did the second eye last.  Luckily they turned out and I'm quite satisfied with the finished product.  There's more info on my tumbr blog post about this piece: http://embroidnerd.tumblr.com/post/5722332338/velma-von-tussle-felt-applique-and-embroidery-on


Velma Von Tussle by flannelmonsters (aka) embroidnerd, on Flickr


Velma Von Tussle by flannelmonsters (aka) embroidnerd, on Flickr
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« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2011 12:04:21 PM »

I LOVE THIS! This rocks times infinity! One of my favorite movies. You did a wonderful job!
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2011 09:00:03 PM »

I LOVE THIS! This rocks times infinity! One of my favorite movies. You did a wonderful job!

Thanks!   Grin
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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2011 07:00:13 PM »

Great job!  I LOVE this movie!!
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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2011 09:09:13 AM »

Holy hell on a poptart! That is AWESOME! Beyond belief awesome!
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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2011 09:49:25 AM »

Great job!  I LOVE this movie!!

Holy hell on a poptart! That is AWESOME! Beyond belief awesome!

Thank you AND thank you!!   Grin  So much campy goodness in his flicks.
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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2011 07:52:31 PM »

WOW, that's amazing! What a neat idea!
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I have vintage smurf sheets and do embroidery and stenciling...wanna swap?
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