Mr X Stitch presents Beefranck’s Emporium – September 9th, 2009

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Over at Mr X Stitch we’re blessed with the services of Beefranck, the Queen of Ironic Stitching, who curates the terrific “Emporium of Embroidered Excellence and Splendiferous Stitchery”. Each week, these posts explore themes expressed through embroidery, and they’re ace.

So without further ado, I welcome you to…

Hi everybody! This week we’re going to take a look at stitching dedicated to the creations of the wonderful Mr. Joss Whedon. The creator and writer of great shows like Buffy the Vampire SlayerFirefly, and one of my personal favorite things, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, Whedon enjoys a huge and loyal fan base, and you know what that means – crafts, baby!

This grouping was part of a Buffy themed swap that Zhad Squad was involved in. The pincushion is embroidered with lyrics from the song “Rest In Peace” that was part of the musical episode, “Once More with Feeling” – plus she made pins that look like stakes with some polymer clay. SO COOL. The cross stitch is a quote from your favorite demon and mine, Anya, who asked the question when playing the board game Life. Zhad Squad had a lucky swap partner for sure!

This cross stitch, Tact as Defined by Cordelia Chase, is another example of the hilarious dialogue that Whedon is known for. “Tact is just not saying true stuff. I’ll pass.” Nice. ) Thanks for making it, youheartus aka nerdgirljulie!

This cross stitch by SkyyAngel is a clever combination of Firefly and the classic computer game Oregon Trail. Reaver attack – MUCH worse than dying of dysentery.

This quote from Firefly’s deliciously disturbed River was stitched by Caitlinite. I think using this phrase works in many situations, whether it is true or not.

Ah, Dr. Horrible. I’ve been known to make a thing or two inspired by Dr. Horrible myself. I love this stitched quote from the show by janelleirene, especially the little hearts on the frozen yogurts at the center of the crazy random happenstance. )

Another wonderful quote from Dr. Horrible was stitched by Shaebay. Shae’s creative addition of actual curtains turned this up from awesome to super awesome. Nice one. )

This was a true labor of love, I am sure. Stacia Yeapanis stitched this portrait of Buffy as part of a series she calls “Everybody Hurts”. So many colors and tiny little stitches! The series contains other characters from Buffy the Vampire Slayer as well, and I highly recommend that you check out the rest of her work here.

No Whedon production is ever complete without this guy, lovingly rendered in stitch form by TiLTcreations.

Thanks for looking! I hope you enjoyed this look at Whedoncraft as much as I enjoyed searching for it. )


Beefranck is the Queen of Ironic Stitching and is responsible for a lot of stuff on,
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She can often be found hanging out on the Phat Quarter on Flickr and co-hosts Emergency Pants, a podcast that is not for the faint hearted!

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  1. Alison says:

    I love these! Especially the Oregon Trail reavers and Dr. Horrible fro-yo. Perfect.

  2. AprilDraven says:

    Gotta love Joss. Those are some amazing projects 😀