Sunday, October 17, 2010

Futurama has me in stitches

Sometimes I fear we are cute...
Continuing on my sci-fi stitching kick after the Adventures of Rocketgirl, I decided to turn my embroidery needle to something a little simpler, a little softer, a little...cuter.

Behold, Lord Nibbler the Nibblonian from Futurama!

He may not look very regal in this pose, but make no mistake, he'll vaporize you with his kitten-class attack ship (unless you can fight him off with a folding chair).

His likes include devouring hams (and live animals) whole, being scratched behind the ears, and messing with the space/time continuum. His dislikes include intergalactic pet pageants, flying brains, and high-velocity mail.
He's stitched up with back stitch, satin stitch, long-and-short stitch, and french knots. Click the picture for a closer look. He stands (well, sits) around three inches tall, and is mounted in a four-inch frame.
I wish I could take credit for the stuffed ham in the first picture, but alas, I am not that crafty a sewer. That delicious-looking plushy is from Sweet Meats, which gets extra points for wrapping their fuzzy creations in deli paper.

I'm contemplating more Futurama-themed stitching projects, since the art style lends itself so well to it. I have an image of a scuttling Zoidberg that would make an interesting piece, as well as some funny Bender pictures. We'll see, though. I'm 1/3 of the way through an involved Dia de los Muertos embroidery project I would like to finish by the end of the month, and then the holidays loom near. Which I'm so not thinking about right now, not with Halloween around the corner!


Becky said...

I love and fear that little guy! Beautiful craft work, as always.

Sherezada said...

Thanks, Becky!

Drake Sigar said...

That’s so cute! Oops, we’re not supposed to use the C word around Nibbler’s race, right?

Perhaps you’d consider doing something with 25 star general Zap Brannigan, who holds the majority of my favourite Futurama quotes.

“Kif, I have made it with a woman. Inform the men.”

"What makes a good man go neutral? Lust for gold? Power? Or were you just born with a heart full of neutrality?!"

"If we can hit that bull's-eye, the rest of the dominoes will fall like a house of cards... checkmate."

Sherezada said...

Thanks, Drake!

Don't forget the Zapp classics:

"You win again, gravity!"


"Let me show you why they call me the Velour Fog."