12/20/12

candy, candy canes, candy corn, and syrup!


 I got the idea to do an Elf quote embroidery for Christmas about 6 weeks ago. I finished it 6 days before Christmas, so that gives you an idea of how much I procrastinate. I do love Elf, and we quote it often around here. Like when we burp really loud at the dinner table we say "Did you hear that?" Claaaassy.

The actual quote in the movie says "candy cornS." I realized that while watching the movie after I had already stitched that part. After posting a picture of this on Instagram, a discussion was had involving proper English (it gets WILD on the IG), and I'm kind of glad I accidentally (or subconciously) left off the "S." It just sounds better in my head. I don't know. Mostly I just added this paragraph so that you all know that I know that it's wrong (but right). 

The font was created with the Cross Stitch Writing Tool found at StitchPoint. I used the Paris font. You can type out anything you like and print it. I have to say that getting my quote generated and printed wasn't a seamless process, but it is such an awesome, free thing to use that I am definitely not complaining. To get all the words to fit within the hoop, I had to do some literal cutting and pasting with the printed quote.

You can see the cut strips of paper in the picture above. It took a bit of work but I got it to fit. Since it was a cross stitch font I stitched it on 14 count Aida. It was pretty quick stitching and an easy project to do while watching tv. After it was all stitched up and glued in the hoops, I painted the outside hoops gold and called it done. Looking at them now, I am wondering if I should add gold glitter to the hoops but that requires more effort and I am tapped out.


I think I am going to take a couple weeks off from the blog to enjoy the holidays. My family will be here for Christmas and I've yet to clean the house, buy groceries, or wrap presents. Insert slight panic. Once I get all that done, I hope to relax and enjoy a break of sorts. Hope you all get to do the same. Happy Holidays to all of you! 
 
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9 comments:

  1. I love this SO much, such a cute idea. We're planning a night with mulled wine, present wrapping and Elf tomorrow! Have a great Christmas :)

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  2. this is seriously SO Cute. and all your pictures of your finished projects are always so sharp! great job overall :)

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  3. You win! This is awesome. I love how your Christmas decorations aren't too 'Christmas-y', if that makes sense. They're great!

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  4. This is my new favorite (Elf reference. Get it? Get it?)

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  5. This is awesome! Not only because it's an Elf quote...but the idea of stitching up a favorite Christmas movie quote is a great idea! No time this year but maybe I'll get around doing one of my own for next year. Thanks Allison!

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  6. Oh, SO many possible Elf quotes...love this one!

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  7. What a lovely idea!

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