Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Sublime Stitching Rocket Girl

One of the most rewarding aspects of running Sublime Stitching is the ongoing collaboration I share with the people all over the world who stitch up my designs, adding their own, personal touches to them. I never cease to experience genuine, dorky thrills from seeing the resulting projects. It truly feels like a collaborative effort, made all the more special by the direct relationship it gives me with stitchers everywhere.

The most popular theme over the years has remained the Spaced Out sheet with my sexy rocket girl. I've often been told it's considered a mascot for the company. When I drew this design, the idea was "pinup in space". Who wouldn't want to be taken over by this visitor? I love to see her many incarnations. Like Average Jane Crafter's meticulous handwork on patterned fabric (shown above) or Rectangel's "o"-so-clever use of the saturn:

Vulgopop gave her pink hair
Early Bird Special stitched her on a field of stars
SewSugarySweet added her to a Tea Towel Tour
Deltafine shared her in-progress

...I have to say, my favorite flickr find is THIS ONE (Warning: Cuteness may burn your eyes). I'm glad to see my rocket girl has been on many stellar stitching adventures!