Sep 5, 2010

Embroidered Serenity

I am a huge geek and I am probably the most geeky when it comes to Firefly, one Joss Whedon's greatest TV shows!  I am not sure how many times I've re-watched the series but I know I have seen the movie in a theater 5 times (more about this later in the week!)

I also love my coffee.  My day always seems much better after a good cup or two or four. 

I needed to figure out how to combine these two things together - so why not make a Firefly themed coffee sleeve??

I wanted to include one of my favorite quotes from the movie (Love keeps her in the air when she oughta fall down) and had to have the ship Serenity on it.

So first I drew my own picture of Serenity to use.
I was pretty impressed with my drawing skills on this! I also transported it over to paint to make the lines darker so it would be easier to transfer to fabric. 

So then I got started on the embroidery! This was my first time to try it so its not perfect by any means, but I really love the way it turned out!
Next I sewed it all up to make it into a coffee sleeve and added some velcro and TADA! A Firefly Coffee Sleeve!!
I know it isn't perfect but I'm pretty excited with it! I have ideas on how to improve on it so I can hopefully add it into my Etsy shop when I'm ready to open!

If you have any embroidery tips you would like to pass on, please share them!


  1. LOVE IT!!!! It turned out soo great! That's my favorite Firefly quote, too! :) Now I think I need to watch Firefly!

  2. That is so neat! You are so wonderfully geeky-crafty! Mom

  3. Thanks ladies! I'll keep you posted on other sleeves I'm making with other quotes!

  4. I love it! (I'm also a huge fan of Firefly). I was so sad when Joss gave up on it :-(