A small gallery of a Warhammer 40K embroidery I actually did twice – once as a custom request on Etsy, and again after a friend saw the first one. 😀
I got an custom order request on etsy recently to draw and embroider Nicolas Cage’s “you don’t say?!” face.
Oh course I said yes immediately.
It’s done on white linen in black thread. I played with a variety of thicknesses to get the shading and details right. It took 3 nights of embroidering – the third night was a little surreal because I was doing the shading the perhaps a little too close to an embroidered face for too long. I just kept holding it up for Tyler to see and giggling maniacally.
I couldn’t be happier with it – I honestly got a little sad when I put it in the mail yesterday.
But I am immensely happy that there’s a home out there that is going to have this face on the wall, so it works out well. 😀
Full disclosure: actually this has happened twice now. I would like it to happen more times, but sadly no one else seems to be into having Nicolas Cage’s face in their house. The first time was a bit of a joke, and his face embroidery included a really silly collar and got sewn into a pillow.
Etsy’s finally picking up again! HOORAY! I always feel like there’s a long dead stretch from March to sometime in summer. Can’t explain it but it happens every year!
I got a custom request recently, pictured above: “i’m old and we’re both dying”