That was quite a mouthful. Try saying that ten times in a row. Anyway, my apologies as brevity is not exactly my strong suit.
It has been a while since my last F1 crafting project, and this time around I have decided to make something to celebrate two of the German drivers I like (after Michael Schumacher, of course) for their moxie, elephant balls (on the racing track obviously, I can’t vouch for what they have off-track) and general racing awesomeness.
I have more-than-decent drawing skills (I am an architect, after all), but why draw when you can…cross-stitch? Yes, I embrace my Inner Grandma and am darn proud of it!
Before I digress, here’s the proof of how one (or two) cross-stitch work can actually have four different functions:
As Bookmarks: Use them as they are
As Pop Art: Display them as they are or frame them.
As Keychains: I simply bought soft plastic ID cases, placed the cross-stitch works inside, and then attached a metal binder ring and a black-and-gold (for Hulk’s)/red (for Seb’s) belt-like bracelet. Alternatively, you can also use a ribbon of your choice, a thin rope or a metal carabiner.
As Bag Tags: Same with the keychains, except I inserted a card at the back where you can write your personal details such as name, address, etc.
.*Competition/raffle closed! Seb and Hulk are now with their new owners. Check this blog regularly for news of more goodies up for grabs! 🙂
For patterns and the detailed how-to guide on this project, please head over to my other blog, Marjitecture.