September 2010 Archives

WIP Wednesday: British Invasion Edition

My mom went back home today so it's back to "normal" for me. I finished my mystery stitch and will be mailing it out tomorrow. I started working on a new pattern and doing some brainstorming on another one. In the meantime, I'll be starting on my nsfw stitch that may already have a home..eep!

Next month I'm going back home, where I'll have access to all my mom's cardmaking stuff. I plan to take full advantage and make some awesome stuff while I'm there. It's going to be a very crafty trip.

Pictures next week, promise :)

WIP Wednesday: Birthday Hangover Edition

My birthday was yesterday, but part of my gift was that my mom flew in from Texas to surprise me on Saturday. I had no clue, and considering the awkwardness of my living situation these days, that makes it even more impressive.

Yesterday I also started my stitchy giveaway on Flickr. My Dharma bear and Sonic Youth stitches are going to new homes! Yay!

I've been working on my mystery stitch, which is very close to being finished. I'm going to treat it like a swap and wait until it arrives in its new home before posting pictures.

WIP Wednesday: Pony's Progress Edition

My pony is complete! Even though last week I wasn't entirely happy with how it was turning out, I kept working on it anyway just to finish the stupid thing. I'm happier with it now than I was before. Just as a reminder, here's what it was supposed to look like....

Pony kit

I did some fancy Photoshopping to brainstorm ideas for what to do with it...

pony-kit-sm.jpg


The effect reminded me of when you color a sheet of paper with crayons and then paint over it with black paint and scratch your design into it, revealing the color below...if that makes sense. To try and mimic that effect and the images, I used a strand of varigated blue thread and a strand of multicolor metallic thread.

The end result....

pony

I omitted the flowers because I'm not big on them, plus it was easier to just stitch "pony".

I'm now working on something new, which I think I'm going to give away next week, along with some other finished stitches.

WIP Wednesday: Return Edition

...And I'm back! Move is complete and I'm trying to get back into the swing of things. Dug out my stitching stuff over the weekend and have worked a little bit on my (little) pony. After the break, I'm really not feeling it anymore, so I'm struggling to finish it. I'm going to start on my embroidery project which will probably be an ongoing thing rather than a main project. Hopefully next week I'll have some pictures again.