Brooke's Books Publishing
Stitched 2 over 2 on 32 ct. unknown green evenweave with recommended colors
Continuing on with our theme of "Pieces I stitched AND finished in 2013", (Which is mostly ornaments since it's a fairly quick process and I don't have to obsess about frames) here's a little something I whipped up for a friend of mine. She adores Grumpy Cat, and when I discovered him making the rounds on the blogs, I knew this would be for her. The original was stitched on a pale blue fabric, but I think the green gives it an extra pop. This was a super quick stitch, and I got it out in time for her to put it on her tree.
I did substitute a gold metallic thread for the star and some fuzzy white Wisper thread for the trim and pom pom on the hat. The gold metallic is prettier in person, but I did not get the effect from the Wisper thread that I had hoped for, even using one thread.
I used the same red plaid background fabric that I used for Little Dude's ornament. It has a little bit of metallic shine to it, and metallic gold threads running through it, so it was a nice compliment to the gold star. My friend loves anything glittery and shiny, so I went with a sparkly red tinsel-like cording for the trim (from the $1 at Joann's). It was slightly tricky getting that glued into place without melting the bits of tinsel onto the hot glue gun, but I love how it turned out.