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.


Brook said...

Yay.... you are a great crafter!! I hate star wars but LOVE your cross stitch its so clever!!! My project is two over from you on that picture!!! hahah I was reading your blog and was like "HEY its my cankle christmas girl!!"

Zhaddi said...

Thank you! I know it's cheezy, but I just had to capture those few hours I made the home page. Awesome that we're craftster neighbors! ;)

Yay! It's a mighty thing to make a Star Wars project that even a Star Wars hater can love. ;)

Anonymous said...

Just letting you know that my interview with you is now up on Lucasfilm's Official Starwars.com Blog! Yay! Thanks for being such a crafty inspiration to Star Wars fans everywhere!


TK-899 said...

As a SW fan, this is something that would look quite appropriate in my new farmhouse. Nice!

Zhaddi said...

Thank you SO much Bonnie! It looks great!

And thank you TK-899! I salute the 501st. ;)

Ansley Bleu said...


Dana said...

Zhaddi, the cross-stitch is amazing! I wrote a post on it over at my blog.

This is Dana, by the way. Hello!