Monday, March 15, 2010

Funny pictures and things with depth.

Firstly, primarily and foremost, this is our long un-blogged 'save the date.' We sent them out ages ago, and we've now been married for months, but I had completely forgotten about this picture. While stuffing and addressing envelopes with Martha and Mary, I snapped this photo, after inadvertently dropping a stack of cards on top of a David Sedaris book, completing our faces in an inadvertently hilarious way. Hoo-boy! Now, on with the arts and crafts!

My latest hoop is covering one of my most well-worn subjects, Mr. Harry J Potter (who is awesome) and his little pal Hedwig (who rules... oh, HOO-rules!), standing before the castle Hogwarts (jealous). So cute!

Here's a closer look. With this piece, I ventured away form the regular, even stitch. I used the thread to add feathery details on the wings, and used a thicker, orange embroidery floss to sew in the owl's feet. Also, if you can see, the border stitches are both longer and tied closer to one another.

Next was the latest puppet for The Felt Show. This one isn't a made up character like most of the others, but made in the likeness of Paul Santos, my good friend, and the founder/leader of the troop. Hey Paul!


And finally, a little more Potter goodness! I received my order of wooden pegs in the mail today (exciting stuff, no?), and hustled over to my desk, threw desk-things on the floor, and busted out the acrylics. I think my plan is going to work... I feel like some geeky peg people might sell kind of well!

Just in case you were wondering, that's supposed to be the Marauder's Map in his right hand. So cute!


matthew said...

Great stuff sir, love the little wooden guys!

Joey said...

sooo, how would one commission a batman embroidery for ones future hubby?

Benjamin Rumback said...

Hey, thanks matt! I think you're my most commenty commenter! And you know how I love comments. Joey! Exciting! Two things I love, BATMAN and FELT! Hypothetically, one could email me at or phone me at 312-218-7412!

laeroport said... the possibilities with the peg people.... I predict sending a large chunk of money to you in the future....

Dirty Hair Halo said...

what luck you had in capturing your save the date cards over the sedaris book without even knowing it. it's pretty awesome looking.

Margo said...

Now I'm going to have to order peg people for my dad!

Benjamin Rumback said...


family first!