Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Snoop Dogg in the Hizzy

Oh that Pinterest.  It's done it again.  Once I saw this, I KNEW I had to recreate it.  I absolutely love the irony.  It's like a mixture of old-lady-sitting-in-a-recliner-cross-stitching meets Snoop Dogg.  For all my doggs that don't know much about Snoop D-O-double-G or understand his flow, it says "Bless This Hizzy, Fo Shizzle."  (Both of my co-workers thought it said "To Shizzle."  In other words, it means "Bless This House, For Sure."  And THAT, ladies and gentlemen, is your Snoop 101 lesson for the day.


Since I didn't have a pattern to go by, only this picture, I had to make my own.  I bought graph paper and taped 6 sheets together.  For those of you that don't cross-stitch, it's all about finding your center.  I found the center on the pic above and the center on my graph paper and started drawing out my pattern.  Each color is a different symbol so that I wouldn't get them mixed up.  Then I literally counted each line on the computer screen and that's how I drew my pattern out.  It's a wonder that my eyes are not cross-eyed or I didn't end up with a lazy eye.  *Inside joke....hehe*

It only took about 2 hours to get it all drawn out then I couldn't wait to start cross stitching.  I already had all of the colors so I just had to buy the fabric.  It's hard to tell in this pic, but there are silver strands that run through the entire fabric and I loved how it looked shizzle! 

It looks like there's a gray hair right above the lower left heart and even though I (sadly) have found a few gray hairs since turning the big 3-0, it's actually just the reflection from my bracelets.  

Here's a close-up that shows the blingy silver threads a little better.  It still doesn't show up as well as it does in person.  

So there ya have it.  My little project that I couldn't be more proud of.  A house isn't a hizzy without some "Capital S, oh yes I'm fresh, N double-O P, D O double-G Y, D O double-G, ya see!  If you have no idea what that language is I speak of, check out the video.  I can't get over how young Snoop looks.  But my favorite part is the little toddler getting down and checkin' out the ladies.  Warning: Explicit lyrics.

Don't say I didn't warn ya.

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