The Empty Cup

Do you remember the page in my ideas book that had all those badge/button designs? I recently finished making the first one!


I’m experimenting with how I’m going to secure the muslin fronts to the felt backing, and this is one option. Pros include that I know the muslin won’t come off because it’s not strong enough, although it is prone to fraying.


The design comes from the Magnus Chase books by Rick Riordan, and is based on a Norse rune used in the book. (Side note: how awesome is the cover of this book?)


As you can see here, the rune is called perthro, and I cross-stitched it in red because the character who uses runes in the book wears a red-and-white striped scarf, so I thought I’d reference it because the muslin background is white.



Does a pair of bookish embroidered pins count as a collection? I think it should, especially if you have an intention to make more, which I definitely do! I’m thinking my next one might be Throne of Glass inspired…

Anyways, see ya!


4 thoughts on “The Empty Cup

  1. Would it be offensive if I said that the covers to the Michael Vey series are way cooler? No wait, more electric is what I mean! And the cover to…(ohh what series was it…) I’ve read way too many books, I can tell because I can’t remember a series I read, like, 2 months ago!


    1. Ooh, I’ll have to look up the Michael Vey series covers, what are they about? I understand about not remembering what books you’ve actually read – I feel the same way sometimes! 😊


      1. They’re about these kids that were born with special powers and they have to fight this guy who’s trying to take over the world by stealing all of their power. I’m really bad at book reviews so I’ll leave it there before I reveal something important. They were so addicting that I read the last one in 5 hours, and it will drive you insane if you don’t have all of the books all at once.


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