that time i embroidered nicolas cage, part two

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. 😀

canvas cat necklace

canvas cat necklace

These cat necklaces are one of the quickest and most satisfying projects I’ve made in a while. I made up a few of them before the Patchwork show in May, and I’m selling them on etsy now, too!

They’re just canvas, marker and some simple stitching.

I used a air soluble pen to draw the cat head shapes on canvas, and then sewed two layers of canvas together using the pen as a guide. Then just draw your faces on each side and add a nice chain. Pretty simple. 😀

I like that they’re so lightweight too – it’s not a good thing when there’s lot of wind, but if you’re inside you can’t really tell you’re wearing anything.

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