From November 2013 to December 2014, I embroidered emoji as a personal project combining two of my favorite things: crafting and weird internet culture. They’re 4" tall, take around 4-5 hours each to make, and are completely handmade.
I then ran a very active shop on Etsy in which I sold a number of different wall hangings and patterns. The poop emoji was my most popular item with 19 sales. I also did a number of custom orders that eventually were sold in my shop as well.
For Etsy Hack Week 2014, I embroidered my team’s IRC alert words which, conveniently, had corresponding emoji.
I also commemorated our “four stars and a horse” emoji bug on Etsy’s mobile website with a wall hanging that now resides in the office.
The thumbs up emoji was featured in a Buzzfeed listicle.
Patterns available for sale on Etsy.