Thursday, 11 December 2008

Sewing *hearts* graffiti

As promised, it's finally time to reveal my super secret sewing project that everyone was wondering about. My loyal readers already know that the boyfriend is a graffiti artist and that he also had his birthday last weekend. A year ago I was striving to find the perfect present for him. I gave it a lot of thought, as I wanted something unique and special. Something that would reveal myself and what I think of him. And us. I thought, he's creative, I'm creative. Is there a way to combine our crafts, graffiti and sewing? And I had an idea. I took one of the girl characters he draws on walls - my favourite at the time - and made it into a plush doll.
That was last year. I could go on and on forever analyzing it, but I won't. I will just say the process was extremely time-consuming, as it was all by hand, but I loved every second of it and from what I saw, he loved it too.

This year the pressure was greater, but so were my sewing skills. Plus, I finally had a sewing machine in my disposal, which I put in good use. This is what happened:
And what a happy boy! Happy birthday!

21 comments:

Sal said...

YOU. ARE. AMAZING. I hope that lad appreciates you, Lopi. What a thoughtful, heartfelt gift! And gorgeous to boot.

lucia said...

perfect!
i love really creative people. in fact i appreciate it more than clothes.
i also had done something similar for an ex-boyfriend, and as we re still friends i'll make a shooting during christmas to show you my version of the "handmade t-shirt present for my boyfriend" :)

DaisyChain said...

You are so so so insanely talented!
Wow.

The wise Aineolach said...

katapliktiko!xilia bravo gia ti skepsi, tin epithumia, tin ektelesi...

na ton xairesai kai na se xairetai!!!

(pw pw mou eftiakse ti diathesi!)

Antoinette said...

What an amazing idea, and beautifully executed! I love the character, the plushie from last year, and the new shirt. What a fabulous couple. :)

Elena said...

WOW... Extremely beautiful! It's unbelievable that you made that. Unbelievable... I am amazed! Your bf is really lucky!

KamikaZZZi said...

xoum xoum, poly endiaferon! zilevoume omadikos!

saray said...

wow you are the best girlfriend ever! those ideas are great and sooo original..
want to be my girlfriend ;) ?

chichipiru said...

great work lopi!!!
είστε όντως και οι 2 πολύ δημιουργικοί και ο συνδιασμός σας...εκρηκτικός θα έλεγα!ανυπομονώ να δω το εξελιγμένο δώρο και των επόμενων γενεθλίων!

Greta said...

Lopi, ksereis oti se diavasw taktika alla pote den sou exw afisei sxolio, etsi ki alliws einai pio eukolo apla na sta pw, alla sto sygkekrimeno thewrw oti prepei na pw duo logia..
a. Teleio to dwro sou ston G. kai sygxaritiria, alla auto mou thymise to diko mou grand project pou sou exw anathesei..(ksereis esy), opote ean sou pire 2 xronia gia ena t-shirt, to diko mou pote tha einai etoimo??

*~The World is My Catwalk~* said...

YOU. ARE. ABSOLUTELY. TALENTED!!!

bellefantaisie.net said...

oooh thats amazing, i love the little doll too!
x

Lili3 said...

WOOOOOOOW it looks so amazing!!!!!!!!
that is such a CUTE gift!!!!

Natali said...

Wow. Amazing. Seriously well done.

stella said...

I am also totally wowed!
I sincerely hope that one day you will consider turning this into a full time job so that we can get a little bit of this creativity for ourselves!

We Counted All The Tiles said...

you're sooo talented!

keusta said...

that's really nice mademoiselle !

Mini said...

I am SO impressed, oh my goodness! You are so so so talented!

chloe said...

απλά υπέροχο, φοβερή ιδέα!
im very happy to catch your blog - im in cyprus, so we're blog-neighbours! filakia! xxx

SewJaBoy said...

you could also tag with him like we do at deeplysuperficialpeople.com craft graffiti is super swell. I like your work!

Μarianna said...

amazing!!!!!!