Saturday, April 2, 2011

Ode to The Big Lebowski

I really can't tell you how many times I've watched this movie---lots---and I never get tired of it and laugh hysterically every time. If you've never seen it, then you obviously have no taste and need to be bludgeoned, but anyway. The absurdity of this movie and it's characters is why I love it--I mean the main character is an unemployed bowler with an affinity for jelly shoes. The other characters are just as fantastic--Walter (who can get you a toe), Donnie (I am the walrus), Marge (do you like coitus), Jesus (don't f*ck with him), the Nihilists (we believe in nothing), Mr. Lebowski (grown men do cry)--the list goes on. It has so many great lines that can be used in everyday life ( I often use, "I'm staying, I'm finishing my coffee" for no real reason). There have been some amazing craftiness going on in the name of The Dude so I thought I'd share a few. *Note: I'm sure this has been done a thousand times--but oh well

These awesome prints by retrowhale

This amazing cross stitch by DefiantDamsel. I want this SO bad.

Another fantastic cross stitch by gillyweed25 with an awesome Walter quote.

The Dude in perler beads!! Seriously--how amazing is this??

ohbabytee's stencil of Walter on a onesie just tears me up! It is so hilarious.

This absolutely hilarious toe. I can just hear Walter saying "You want a toe, I can get you a toe---with green nail polish!"

This is a great embroidered Walter Sobchak by craftymcgee How great is this??

Follow that up with this amazing embroidery of the dream sequence with The Dude and Maude by mafiosagrrl She also has done a stellar Jesus embroidery.

I've been inspired to make something for His Dudeness---not sure what yet. So go watch the movie right now--even if you've seen it before and just remember, all the Dude ever wanted was his rug back.


MafiosaGrrl said...

Holy crap, the perler bead Dude is killing me! I want to rush out and buy some of things now!!

Thanks for including me! I'm flattered to be among such great creations.


Crystal Rhew Staley said...

Oh you're welcome!! I LOVE that piece (and you Jesus)!! The perler bead Dude is amazing--there is some great stuff out there honoring His Dudeness!!

Giggly said...

Tee-hee! I love The Jesus that Jackson made for me. :) I love all these creations too! The Dude got me hooked on White Russians too, he makes them look so much more delicious.

Crystal Rhew Staley said...

You are so lucky to have Jesus! Color me jealous!!!