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Topic: "Onion Sweet Onion": Pikmin cross stitch hoopla  (Read 1444 times)
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« on: September 10, 2013 09:38:03 PM »

I recently made this Pikmin-themed hoopla for queenofmarigold in the Video Game Round 2 swap.

Close-up of some of the critters:

The spaceship/home of the Pikmin creatures is called an "Onion".  I wanted to play with the idea of juxtaposing a very traditional, old-fashioned sampler with something modern/geeky, and so the saying in the middle is an homage to that.  I searched in Google for an online cross stitch letter pattern generator, and used that for the text.  If you look at the bottom of the pic, you'll see that I mod podged images from a Pikmin game instruction manual around the entire wooden hoop.   This was inspired by a great comic-themed hoopla queenofmarigold had made and pinned on her Pinterest.

The black dots you see in the four compass points are velcro buttons sewn into the aida cloth.  (Man, it was a pain pushing the needle through that thick velcro!)  This is so that a "cover" can be attached on top of the hoopla.

The cover is designed to look like the outside of the Onion spaceship.  It is made out of felt, with black puff paint for the lines.  The daisy at the top functions as a propeller in the game; mine actually spins around too!  I glued a game spinner I got from a Tim Holtz ephemera kit, and pushed the brad through the felt fabric.  You can see the game spinner peaking out in the right side of the pic, and how the velcro dots attach the cover to the hoop on the left.

All in all, it probably took me about 20 hours total, but I really enjoyed making it.

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2013 07:37:08 AM »


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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2013 08:59:31 AM »

Came out great! Absolutely perfect stitches! And the cover is such a cool idea, both functionally and what you chose as the theme. Well done, vincent!

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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2013 11:54:41 AM »

What a fun game and a great cross stitch!  Cool
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