Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Hand: Han Solo Quote Cross Stitch
EDIT (1/17/11): I've finally charted the pattern, and it's available for free!
Yay! So, after posting my entry for the Craftster.org Summer Needlework Challenge at 11:30 p.m. last night, I've had over 500 views! This is my first time entering any sort of crafty challenge on Craftster...and only my second posting a craft there in general. It's seriously made my day to see how many folks are digging on my hard-worked, geek design!
And here I was nervous that people would think it was silly. In a bad way.
I actually made this before the Buffy cross stitch I posted previously. This is the first counted cross stitch I've done (I've done a couple stamped ones), and the first one I've designed. My husband actually drew out the blasters, and the font was generated from yourpersonalizedpat tern.com.
This was also my first foray into metallic threads, which I have to say, can be a major pain in the butt! They were worth it, though, I think, for the nice shine on the lightsaber handles and blaster barrels.
In it's pretty frame:
Han Solo stands by his words (bun-dun-dun-cha!):
It even made Craftster's homepage!
This is so friggin' cool. For the first time, I really feel like I'm really taking part in this whole, awesome crafter community, beyond being an admirer or consumer. It feels pretty damn good.