Sunday, March 04, 2007

Just Bite Me

Remember the embroidery I made for my friend Beth for Christmas? She decided that she wanted it made into a little pillow that she can hang on a doorknob. This way, she can move it around the house. We went over to Joann Fabrics in January, and she picked this black cotton for the pillow part (it's a great print for the embroidery, but boy, is it crap. I can't imagine someone making an actual quilt or garment from it). Yesterday I made it up. I think it looks pretty cute, though I've got the hanger part much too long. She also said she didn't want it stuffed very full, so it stayed a bit flat (I used some scrap wool batting I had laying around). I haven't decided if it should have a little bit more though.

I'll be seeing her this afternoon, and get her thoughts on the changes I want to make. At a minimum I'll be shortening the cording. BTW, this chart can be found in the book Subversive Cross Stitch. I have another embroidery in the works, inspired by the Project RunGay boys; hopefully I can share a picture soon.

5 comments:

candyo said...

I just made this same design last week! I've actually been making a bunch of designs out of that book. I'll be posting them when I do something with them.

Alisa_Benay said...

You could sell those! What a hoot. Now I'm inspired. I think I'll put a bite me sign on the back pockets of my next pair of pants. :-O

Dee Light said...

Too funny. Very cute.

Cheryl said...

I love it! It will fit perfectly in her home! :)

candyo said...

Unrelated, but the Price of Privilege is on my "to read" list! Do let us know how it is!