Sunday, October 4, 2009

murder, she embroidered...

so we are some mega dorks around here. i loves me some murder she wrote or columbo on a lazy winter's day, and we have amassed a nice collection of truly bad tv mysteries. thankfully our mystery collection in general also includes all of the british-made poirot and marple collections too, and everything made by alfred hitchcock!

we just added season 6 of murder she wrote to our stash, and man, it's truly bad! the dad from friends is in one really bad episode, there are a lot of flashbacks and jewel theives, plus add in a cast of hollywood nobodies and misfits and enough '80s hair & makeup to fill the grand canyon and you're getting the drift.

a while back i'd sewn a stack of plain linen tea-towels and they've been collecting dust in a drawer for ages waiting for inspiration to strike. i've been meaning to learn to screen print up at blim on of these months, but for a quick and silly project i decided to embroider jessica fletcher's lovely busybody face onto one of them! yeah, so it didn't turn out so well...

i took a photo of her from google images, created an outline in illustrator, traced it onto my tea towel using a disappearing fabric marker and started to embroider. well, the marker started fading straight away, so i ended up kind of going freestyle. and the photo of her looked fine but somehow just doing her head lost the perspective and just looks odd. we've since washed this too, and of course now it's a little puckery and her chin looks more like she's got the mumps. of course, my basic embroidery skills may have also been part of the problem! the tea towel, however, is sewn to perfection! ;-)

funny though! cole either laughs at or slowly backs away from this when he sees it hanging in the kitchen... i'd back away, kid.

2 comments:

Milkybeer said...

Too funny...I've been embroidering tea towels lately too!

kickpleat said...

Seriously, this is so rad.

 

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