Thursday, April 9, 2009

Dr. Horrible & stop stitching about touching yourself

Hey folks! Thought I'd post over here for old time's sake. I've been posting over at Mr X Stitch and that along with Emergency Pants has been keeping me pretty busy. Not too busy to stitch, though!
I did a couple of Dr. Horrible stitches:


And this one - Emergency Pants listeners will know who sent me the link that inspired this stitch:

Thanks for looking, and please be sure to make your way over to Mr X Stitch to see all kinds of great stuff. Mr X and I also started a flickr group, Phat Quarter - please join and post your stitchy stuff there!

9 comments:

urban craft said...

so cool. I love handmade with attitude. I don't think that I have seen enough. Thanks!

Rachel said...

You=awesome

craft pig said...

nothing beats a captain hammer quote!! you're awesome

Leti said...

Wow! Very nice indeed!

florence wang said...

These are all so great!

Max said...

Do you have the publisher's permission to be selling things made with their patterns?
I am referencing your use of the book 'Beginner's Guide to Blackwork' by Lesley Wilkins.

beefranck said...

Thanks everyone!

Max: I've never really investigated if it was necessary. It's not unusual for cross stitchers to use and modify patterns in this way. There are many examples of this on etsy. Do you have information about or a specific interest in this matter?

Max said...

Well, first of all I really enjoy the use of the quotes with stuff from that book.
Back to my point, though... I was just wondering because I know that in that book it says:
Readers are permitted to reproduce any of the items/patterns in this book for their personal use, or for purposes of selling for charity, free of charge and without the prior permission of the Publishers. Any use of the items/patterns for commercial purposes is not permitted without the prior permission of the Publishers.

And so, I was wondering if you would consider your use of said patterns/items to be within that. I ask because I have my own concerns regarding the use of things like that from a book. At what point does it become your own? and all that...
I wouldn't question the sale of the finished pieces so much as the sale of the pattern for the 'all the birds are singing that you're gonna die' piece because it is predominantly just pieces from the book. Ya know?

beefranck said...

Max - if that is your real name :) - I never really thought about it until you brought it up. Selling my work and patterns isn't really a strong focus for me, I'm in it for the laughs. I've sold very few patterns. Also, when I use these kinds of books, I don't typically use the patterns as they are laid out. It is not as though I am stitching a sampler from the book and selling it. I take bits and pieces, modify them, and cobble them together with the addtions I want to make. So I guess if you really are looking for advice on this, I'm not the one to ask.