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Title: Firefly Character Cross Stitch
Post by: amber555 on February 03, 2010 01:59:32 PM


Inspired by Needle Noodles Creepy Cute Cross Stitch (http://needlenoodles.com/home/?q=node/79 (http://needlenoodles.com/home/?q=node/79)), Lego Star Wars (could you imagine if there was a Lego Firefly, wouldn't that be amazing?) and this Jayne's Hat cross stitch (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334199.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334199.0)) I decided to try my hand at creating some Firefly related cross stitches. I spent last week creating the character designs and then much of the last seven days stitching it all together. The lettering was borrowed from Better Homes & Gardens 2001 Cross Stitch Designs, with some modifications (I really don't know why that book doesn't believe in half stitches.).

This piece is going to be donated to the B.C. Browncoats for the silent auction they'll be holding during this year's Can't Stop the Serenity screening, where proceeds go to Joss Whedon's favourite charity, Equality Now.

And now on to more pictures. Please feel free to offer some feedback, I'm still thinking of tweaking the designs a bit before I make final copies. I realize Mal is missing a row, making him a bit shorter than everyone else. Must fix that. Anyways, I'd love to hear what others think...







Thanks for looking,
amber


Title: Re: Firefly Character Cross Stitch
Post by: cursive_queen on February 03, 2010 02:08:48 PM
OMG!  That is awesome!  I started the Jayne hat quote cross stitch.  If you ever decide to share this pattern, I'd love love to give it a go, you did a lovely job


Title: Re: Firefly Character Cross Stitch
Post by: PixieVal on February 03, 2010 02:09:37 PM
I've only seen a few episodes of firefly, but can easily pick out who is who! These are super cute!


Title: Re: Firefly Character Cross Stitch
Post by: Alchamy513 on February 03, 2010 02:28:09 PM
Haha, somehow the first thing that came to mind when I saw the thumbnail was Firefly! I love this so much, its amazing!


Title: Re: Firefly Character Cross Stitch
Post by: PaleAngelLex on February 03, 2010 02:32:55 PM
Wash and River really come through very well. They all do, but those two really stand out. I love the look on Mal's face, and the thread combo you used to make Kaylee's jumpsuit. Fantastic!


Title: Re: Firefly Character Cross Stitch
Post by: tcmatteson on February 03, 2010 02:45:43 PM
I only have one word for this: LOVE!!


Title: Re: Firefly Character Cross Stitch
Post by: snazzyjazzy on February 03, 2010 02:55:39 PM
That is too awesome!


Title: Re: Firefly Character Cross Stitch
Post by: rossie on February 03, 2010 03:03:31 PM
You are the definitive awesome.  I just adore that little angry!face Jayne ... everywhere I go, his eyes keep following me...
I'm not really one for cross stitch, stabbed my fingers with the needle too many times as a kid, but this?  This ROCKS.


Title: Re: Firefly Character Cross Stitch
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on February 03, 2010 03:51:34 PM
That is awesome!  I wish I had the patience for hand work - I would hang that up proudly in my house - just too cute! 


Title: Re: Firefly Character Cross Stitch
Post by: cassiege on February 03, 2010 04:10:23 PM
Wow! It's so fabulous, I love it. I want it! ;D
And it's fabulous donating it to a silent auction.  :)


Title: Re: Firefly Character Cross Stitch
Post by: NightOwl21 on February 03, 2010 05:24:26 PM
ah! this is amazing! I adore it hehehhe gotta love Jayne's face.


Title: Re: Firefly Character Cross Stitch
Post by: acquiescent on February 03, 2010 07:14:34 PM
it... is... so... beautiful...
*sniff*
what?!? no, I am not crying! I just have something in my eye.


Title: Re: Firefly Character Cross Stitch
Post by: kittykill on February 04, 2010 06:52:07 AM
That is awesome!


Title: Re: Firefly Character Cross Stitch
Post by: FiberAlchemist on February 04, 2010 07:08:55 AM
This is made of awesome!


Title: Re: Firefly Character Cross Stitch
Post by: snowday on February 04, 2010 01:07:41 PM
wow! great job! it must have taken a while for you to come up with the design, it's so elaborate. firefly fan art always makes me warm and fuzzy inside.


Title: Re: Firefly Character Cross Stitch
Post by: scaramouche on February 04, 2010 01:41:22 PM
Hihi,

I'm GM-ing the firefly roleplaying game this weekend so my mind has been producing firefly related info the entire week. I knew that these were my beloved characters from the thumbnail, meaning you really nailed the characters :D

They're just plain awesome!


Title: Re: Firefly Character Cross Stitch
Post by: VampyrePuffin on February 04, 2010 03:57:34 PM
Wow!  This is incredible!  You're so talented :)

And, as a NE Browncoat, hooray for donating it to your local CSTS auction!


Title: Re: Firefly Character Cross Stitch
Post by: beckashell on February 04, 2010 04:06:04 PM
OMG! I knew what this was even from the thumbnail! I could see Jayne's hat.
AWESOME WORK!


Title: Re: Firefly Character Cross Stitch
Post by: flower on February 04, 2010 04:08:42 PM
Hitting "This Rocks" and Wisting.  Great job!!


Title: Re: Firefly Character Cross Stitch
Post by: Rinoa1024 on February 04, 2010 06:31:53 PM
I just started watching Firefly on Hulu and gasped out, "Is that what I think it is?" when I saw the thumbnail.  Soooo cute! ;D


Title: Re: Firefly Character Cross Stitch
Post by: humboldtcherry on February 04, 2010 06:38:27 PM
Very cute !!!! :)


Title: Re: Firefly Character Cross Stitch
Post by: violyns on February 04, 2010 08:24:38 PM
I tweeted about this (cuz it's freakin adorable) and included Nathan, Adam, Jewel, and Shawna Trpcic in on it.  Shawna immediately retweeted it:

trpcic:  Cute! RT @violyns: ADORABLE: http://bit.ly/bT1oo6 @nathanfillion @adamsbaldwin @jewelstaite @trpcic

Shawna, for those of you who don't know, was the costume designer for the series!  :) :)


Title: Re: Firefly Character Cross Stitch
Post by: Vanillyz on February 05, 2010 05:38:54 AM
That is just TOO cute  :D! I love the expression on little Jayne's and Mal's faces. And what a lovely use of colours; they look so vibrant and match so well (the gradient on the lettering looks wonderful too). Great job :)!

And how kind of you to donate it to the B.C. Browncoats's silent auction  :)!


Title: Re: Firefly Character Cross Stitch
Post by: littlebluegirl on February 05, 2010 09:33:31 AM
*Squeals* So in love with this.  My favourite has to be Jayne and his (in)famous hat.


Title: Re: Firefly Character Cross Stitch
Post by: amber555 on February 05, 2010 12:00:14 PM
Wash and River really come through very well. They all do, but those two really stand out. I love the look on Mal's face, and the thread combo you used to make Kaylee's jumpsuit. Fantastic!

Thanks for saying that Wash looked good, he was the one I was most worried about. It's really hard to replicate a Hawaiian shirt in cross stitch. I actually put him right next to Zoe so it would be extra clear it was him.

Thank you to everyone for all your kind words, and a special thank you to violyns for tweetibng this to the show stars.

I'm hoping to put the patterns up on my blog (for free) later this month. I don't have PC Stitch or any other cross stitch software. I drew the patterns out by hand on graph paper and some have so many eraser marks (especially River's hair) that I want to redraw some of them. Still, look for them coming soon.

Thanks again everyone,
amber


Title: Re: Firefly Character Cross Stitch
Post by: bearbear on February 05, 2010 01:21:48 PM
Holy crap. Incredible!


Title: Re: Firefly Character Cross Stitch
Post by: Sandroo on February 05, 2010 07:41:02 PM
greatest.quote. from. the . show. ever.


Title: Re: Firefly Character Cross Stitch
Post by: Fluffybookfaerie on February 11, 2010 08:06:29 AM
That is EPIC! I wuv Jayne especially.


Title: Re: Firefly Character Cross Stitch
Post by: Karencrafts on February 12, 2010 02:20:18 AM
Wow, I love it. It's so cute. It's seeing designs like this that make me want to take up cross stitch again.


Title: Re: Firefly Character Cross Stitch
Post by: amber555 on February 12, 2010 01:58:30 PM
Thanks again to everyone for all the compliments! Just wanted to mention that the patterns for all the male characters are now posted (for free) on my blog (http://cthulhucrochet.blogspot.com/2010/02/men-of-firefly-free-cross-stitch.html (http://cthulhucrochet.blogspot.com/2010/02/men-of-firefly-free-cross-stitch.html)). I'll have the female characters posted soon too, I'm still tinkering with them a bit.

Enjoy!
amber


Title: Re: Firefly Character Cross Stitch
Post by: SiakelA on February 26, 2010 09:15:05 PM
hey I don't think my earlier post made it, but it was basically you rock and i want the patterns. Which you now link to. So just you rock.

:D


Title: Re: Firefly Character Cross Stitch
Post by: oceansoul on March 23, 2010 08:51:09 AM
Aw this is so amazing!! I love Firefly!! You've really captured the characters :D  Jayne is definitely my favourite also!!


Title: Re: Firefly Character Cross Stitch
Post by: KitsuneKrafter on March 26, 2010 07:37:33 AM
 ;D

Disgustingly cute! Gotta stitch 'em!

Thank you so much for sharing--this is just--TOO--awesome for words.


Title: Re: Firefly Character Cross Stitch
Post by: Lunia on May 26, 2011 08:15:23 AM
OMG!  That is awesome!  I started the Jayne hat quote cross stitch.  If you ever decide to share this pattern, I'd love love to give it a go, you did a lovely job

Big @nd


Title: Re: Firefly Character Cross Stitch
Post by: Lunia on May 26, 2011 08:16:25 AM
OMG!  That is awesome!  I started the Jayne hat quote cross stitch.  If you ever decide to share this pattern, I'd love love to give it a go, you did a lovely job

Big 2nd :)