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« on: May 02, 2013 11:00:15 PM »

Last fall I joined the much anticipated Holmes for the Holidays swap and crafted this item for my secret swapmate Bunnie Boo. As things sometimes go, it went AWOL in the mail so after collecting the materials I crafted the same thing again (on a smaller hoop) but it too went missing. I still suspect that there are a couple of customs agents with some Sherlock hoops in their homes. Wink So here is my "one that got away"...

When I saw that Bunnie Boo is such an accomplished embroidery hooper I was instantly inspired to do a Sherlock hoop. Alas, my embroidery skills are elementary at best, so I employed my other varied skills and set to work. This is a 12" embroidery hoop fitted with a metal canister lid, to which I mod-podged a print of the lovely 221b wallpaper (and poked little holes for an authentic smiley). The depth of the lid made a convenient place to store the unused shrink-plastic figures, and a magnetic surface to display the selected ones. I had made several sheets of figures with props and such but the first batch through the oven warped and smeared horribly, so unfortunately the only sheets that worked really well were small and yielded only the figures you see here -but still, I was really pleased with how the Prismacolor pencil colors came out and how well they held. (That batch of shrink plastic was a rare fluke from a thrift find -I've never seen any like it before or since!)

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And of course I had to do Hedgehog-John and Otter-Sherlock as they were in her pinterest board!

I couldn't resist a holiday touch!


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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2013 11:15:09 PM »

YES! OTTERLOCK! Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2013 03:46:16 AM »

This is really cool, you have done a great job. I am sure customs are really enjoying them too Wink

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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2013 04:56:17 AM »

hoop with a metal canister lid covered in papers? now that is a Very clever idea........then shrinky dinks that are magnetic?  is that correct?  If so, that is a very cute idea....will have to pin this for sure!
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« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2013 07:37:40 AM »

I hate those were lost in the mail, because I love what you did! Such a clever idea using the lid and magnets. Great job!

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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2013 02:59:08 PM »

I don't even watch this show but I LOVE this and I'm so sad it's out in the ether!

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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2013 05:04:14 AM »

This is so dang clever! Something is definitely up with the security of the mail to have both packages go missing...and it's kind of ironic that there whereabouts is a mystery. I love the hedgehog with antlers. You have a great sense of humor. Wink

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