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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / And I'm All Out of Gum on: April 14, 2010 12:13:34 PM
Here's a peek at my latest crafting creation.
It's a little reminder to everyone that although your stock of gum is limited, your capacity for kicking ass never runs out.

Yes, it is time to kick ass and chew bubble gum.
And I'm all out of gum.
2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / You're So Money Baby... on: October 11, 2008 07:21:21 PM
Because there's nothing wrong with letting the ladies know that you're money, and you want to party.

This is from the 1996 movie Swingers, and is actually a surprise gift for my brother. He's very business minded. (shhh, don't tell him)

Hope you like it!
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Eternal Sunshine of the Craftsters Mind on: September 18, 2008 11:43:20 PM
In keeping up with my movie quotation embroidery, I decided to go with a personal favorite of mine. This one is from Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind.

"Please let me keep this memory, just this one."

For some reason that quote has always really affected me.

My idea was that as the quotation progressed it would become harder to read, however the lettering is still fully stitched with different colored thread. So I guess it works a bit better in person than it does as a photo.
Still, I hope you like it!
4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / A Triumph in Embroidery on: September 16, 2008 12:45:44 AM
My roommate Anthony made this.

He's really into motorcycles if you can't tell, and if he wasn't my roommate I'd probably have no idea what it meant. Nevertheless, everything is cool when you place it into embroidery form.

I mean, am I right?
5  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Memento Embroidery... on: September 09, 2008 11:40:55 PM
This time I really wanted to stretch my imagination with what I could put on an embroidery hoop that no one else, ever, in their right mind, would ever place onto an embroidery hoop. Ever.

Then I thought of the movie Memento.

It's probably one of the darkest movies I've ever seen, and it's so good.

If you've never seen it, definitely pick it up sometime. In short, it's about a detective who can't make new memories, forcing him to take vengeful notes in increasingly clever ways.

My natural question of course was "what would the main character of Leonard in Memento do if his only way of capturing memories was embroidery?"
The natural answer is nothing, because embroidery takes friggin forever.

But say if he had a really considerate grand-mother who would embroider his sick twisted notes for him? It would at least be less painful and expensive than tattoo's.

Which brings me to my embroidery, which will undoubtedly divide the public between humored or appalled.

Yep. Leonard's most important chest tattoo, in embroidery form. Backwards and everything so he can still read it in the mirror with the rest of his tattoo's.

Here it is reversed by the mirror in my bathroom:

To really appreciate it, I suggest you picture an old lady in a rocking chair slowly cross-stitching the words while goats graze aimlessly in the fields.

Or if that doesn't work, imagine the confused faces of the people who haven't seen Memento after witnessing it hanging in our apartment bathroom.

Yes. That'll do.

Hope you enjoy it!

6  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Oh Don Piano! on: September 01, 2008 09:05:14 PM
Unless you've seen the infamous crazy talking cat on youtube, you might not understand this.
For the rest of you though, it's embroidery GOLD.

I'm actually posting this on behalf of my roommate Anthony Massie, who made this masterpiece after seeing my progress on Monday Night Is Gay Night https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=266686.0.

Now our whole apartment is embroidery crazy.

Anthony is quite excited to hear your replies.

7  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Because Tuesday Through Sunday Are Totally Straight... on: September 01, 2008 08:48:41 PM
...but Monday Night is Gay Night.

In short, I was inspired to make this from a scene in Rob Schneider's The Hot Chick, making this what I believe to be the first (and probably only) embroidered work inspired from such a source.

For a more detailed explanation of what I was thinking, you might want to visit my blog www.theawkwardunicorn.com, but frankly, I don't think it's necessary. Just know that this hangs comfortably on my wall and when someone says anything slightly questionable I tap it repeatedly. Unless it's Monday night of course. Then all bets are off.

This is my first embroidered work, and I must say, I really really enjoy it.
I hope you like it too!
8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / My Little Dead Animals - Raccoon Edition! on: July 24, 2008 05:11:43 PM
Yet another little dead creation in the same vein as My Little Dead Hedgehog and My Little Dead Bunny, but this time as a lovable trash scavenger.

Raccoons love eating trash, maybe too much. So when this little guy starts choking you have to give him mouth-to-mouth CPR.

There's a wind activated lightbulb inside of him that goes off if you blow it, or give the little Raccoon a pat on the back.

I sowed a little heart onto the chest that light's up too!

Hope you like it!

9  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / My Little Dead Animal - Bunny Edition on: June 26, 2008 12:14:02 PM
As a continuation of My Little Dead Hedgehog, which you should check up on here:

I have also made this little buddy.
My Little Dead Bunny!

As in the case with the Hedgehog, this little bunny isn't completely dead, only out of breath.

You have to give him mouth to mouth CPR to get his heart beating again!

The wind activated light bulb will illuminate his beating heart

and now that you saved him, his heart will only ever beat for you!

Hope you like it!

-Zack Newcott
and here's my blog!
10  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Dead Hedgehog Mouth to Mouth on: June 24, 2008 01:53:09 PM
It's Beth's birthday. She loves Hedgehogs. I love mouth to mouth CPR, kind of. So I decided to combine the two.

This is my dead Hedgehog, from me to her.

As you can see, the "X" eyes and protruding tongue clearly demonstrate that our Hedgehog is dead. But, not to fear, as long as there's plenty of LOVE and CPR techniques, there's a way to bring dead hedgehogs back to life.

There's a wind activated light-bulb inside the Hedgehog's stomach that is activated by blowing through it's mouth.

When it illuminates you can see the Hedgehog heart beat!

Now that you saved the poor little hedgehog, it's heart will only ever beat for you!

Hope you like it!

-Zack Newcott
here's my blog!
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