Wednesday, October 05, 2005

a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...

I was really excited that I got three comments on my last post, but they ended up being spam and I was a little crushed. I turned on word verification, so now only people and not spambots can share their thoughts about my creative genius. :)

Because of classes, clubs, and general craziness, I've had very little time to work on anything new this semester. So...

More crafts from the archives...This particular project is from this summer.


Here's one finished pillow. Dimensions: 18" x 18". May the force be with you...


Here's a close up of the embroidery. It was based off of coloring book images that I found online. Add a little white transfer paper, some black cotton, and I went to town. I was really surprised by how quickly they went: Yoda took me an afternoon and an evening, and Darth even less. I think I was predisposed to hating embroidery because of some ill-fated attempts as cross stitching, but my faith has been restored. I'm already brainstorming gift ideas for some friends for Christmas.


Here's the fabric I found for the back. For anyone who's interested, JoAnn's had a ridiculously huge stock of Star Wars cotton, fleece, etc., etc. The piping is just plain 1/2" black upholstery piping.


And here's Darth. At the time I took the pictures, he was still in progress. The orange fabric was what I used for the mitered background of the second pillow.

Overall, I was really happy with how they came out. They made a great apartment-warming gift for the Star Wars fanatic in my life. :) Maybe I'll try to get a picture of them both now that they're done and happily residing at his bachelor pad.

1 comment:

naelany said...

I still love the pillows! I'm not sure I caught that they were made after coloringbook images when you first posted them on LJ. That just opens up a whole new world to me!!! Ohh, the ideas! *hugs* As always, you're an inspiration ^_^