Thursday, 30 May 2013

Etsy Pick: Leigh La Loves Ya cult embroidery

Cult TV and film combined with brilliant craftsmanship: Leigh La Loves Ya is exactly the kind of thing Etsy was made for.

I found Leigh Bowser's work through the Australian magazine Frankie's blog and was pleased to discover she was a British-based talent. It's one woman and her machine in Leeds, making elaborately embroidered patches and brooches based on some of my favourite heroes and heroines. And Tobias Funke.


Oh yes, Tobias. Have you watched any of the new series of Arrested Development yet? I've still to catch up but that clearly won't stop me jumping on the AD bandwagon with this Never Nude design. It's available either as a key fob/chain or a patch/brooch, though I'd definitely go for the patch option in this case, so you'll never need to be nude again. Tobias is also available in his blue period.


I've never watched any Buffy. I've been told many times over that I should. Perhaps this brooch would encourage me to start.


But Twin Peaks, on the other hand, is a firm favourite (remember the Kate Rowlands badges?). Here's the log lady in all her early 90s bespectacled glory - though sadly shown without her identifying log.



And before someone else is favourite cat of the internet-verse, here's Tarder Sauce in a full-on glorious grump. Sporting this on your lapel could hardly fail to cheer you up.

Each embroidered piece costs between £10 and £12. There's plenty more designs to pick from featuring everyone from Bowie to Margot Tenenbaum, Enid Coleslaw to Frida Kahlo. Buy one, and pledge your allegiance to your favourite. Buy them all and have the best camp blanket in the world.

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  2. It's been 10 years since the series finale of Buffy was aired - slightly more shocking than the fact you've never seen any! They were all on youtube at some point...

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    1. I honestly don't know what I was doing with my teenage years other than watching buffy - certainly not anything terribly exciting or rebellious (unless you count not watching buffy as rebellion...)

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    2. I was being going out and being rebellious.

      As soon as I'd finished my homework.

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  3. Pssst - I've never been a Buffy fan. I've seen the odd episode and get why people love it, but the whole vampire genre has never done anything for me. There's a lot of telly out there...

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    1. There is! I'm not mad on vampires either so perhaps that's why I never started watching it...

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  4. The log lady has a stitched log on the back of the patch! You can't have one without the other!

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    1. That's extra amazing - love it!

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