Monday, July 4, 2016

Live Every Week Like It's Shark Week UPDATED

Shark Week!

Discovery Channel's Shark Week has gone into our common language with a lot of fun sayings and--of course!--needlepoint designs.   I thought I'd collect the ones I know about for your stitching pleasure so you can celebrate sharks in stitching style.

Kathy Schenkel has a darling mini sock, complete with felt shark insert.
http://stitcherie.ning.com/photo/best-christmas-ornament-ever

Kathy has also put sharks on a tooth fairy pillow, complete with pocket. The second link below is a finished pillow from Barbara's Needlepoint.
http://www.needlepoint.com/shark-tooth-fairy-pillow.html

https://www.facebook.com/107558659287177/photos/a.471227749586931.100490.107558659287177/1117308034978896/?type=3&theater

Rogue Needlepoint has two round ornaments, one of which you see above.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=909756969146374&set=pcb.1061420300601794&type=3&theater


If you want something more realistic, Waterweave has a superb underwater portrait of a card shark.
http://blog.waterweave.com/2012/01/card-shark-c500.html

For a more whimsical look, how about this floral shark?
https://needlepoint.land/index.php/product/shark/

If you are in a rush for the perfect summer belt, this Tucker Blair "Jaws" pre-made belt might be right for you.
https://greatlakesprep.wordpress.com/2011/08/01/tucker-blair-jaws-needlepoint-belt/

Or maybe a key fob? This one is a pre-made item from Smathers and Branson.
https://smathersandbranson.com/product/great-white-needlepoint-key-fob/

There is even a shark needle minder available from Rogue Needlepoint!
http://www.amybunger.com/f/0616.pd

For finishing, you can find real shark's teeth and shark tooth charms all over Etsy.
https://www.etsy.com/search/craft-supplies-and-tools?q=shark+teeth

Lampwork shark beads are also available, although they are usually rather large.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/268495147/shark-lampwork-bead-necklace-artisan?ref=shop_home_active_16

Have fun and keep your teeth to yourself!  Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go scare myself silly in front of the TV.

UPDATE:  Donna noticed I missed the Jaws movie coaster from Melissa Prince Designs.  Thanks!
http://www.stitchtherapyneedlepoint.com/feature.php?id=30316&title=Jaws%20-%20Movie%20Coaster&itemtype=hand%20painted%20canvases

UPDATE #2:  Here's the design stitched by Suzie at Enriched Stitch.
http://astheneedleturns.com/dun-dun-dun-dun-dun-dun-dun-dun-dun-dun/

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