Before Christmas, Shellyfish over at Musings From the Fishbowl started a little thing called W.I.P. Wednesdays (or Work In Progress Wednesdays), during which folks would post their crafting projects. At the time, I had a few crafty works in progress, but since they were meant for gifts, I couldn't blog about them. Now that all the gifts have been handed out, I'm taking this W.I.P. Day to show ya'll what I made.
This past fall, my co-worker Shara told me about an awesome website devoted to sassy and crude cross stitching sampler patterns, and even though I didn't really know how to cross stitch, I ordered Julie Jackson's book Subversive Cross Stitch. Learning was really easy since the book has step-by-step instructions right up front. After making the designs, I bought unfinished wooden frames at Michael's and painted them to match.
I made this one for Stephanie, a.k.a. Poopie Bitch, a vegan pal and pro cake decorator:
I made this one for my cynical friend Nathan, whose mood is often summed up by this sentiment:
This was given to my pal Wes, a dear friend who just so happens to be gay as the as the day is long:
And this one was made for Vaughan, my veggie buddy and part-time drag queen:
And finally, this was perfect for my long-time bee-yatch Misti:
Ya'll should definitely check out the Subversive Cross Stitch website. You can order all sorts of awesome individual patterns (complete with a kit of floss, fabric, and a hoop) or opt for the book.