i (somewhat) recently finished two projects based on two of my current favorite songs.
"i'm not living for you, i'm just living, so chill with your guilt" graveyard dancing by destroy rebuild until god shows
i seriously love this song and this might be my favorite line from it. i finally figured out that i can, in fact, change the amount of colors on the program i use.
tura lu (the song by the bollox)
once i find some green fabric i like, i'm going to turn it into a bookmark. i got the lettering from a book my mom had and i just made up the border as i went along. it doesn't quite look like it, but the letters are two different colors, it's not some weird lighting thing. i still haven't figured out what it actually means, google only gives me song lyrics.
this is probably the biggest cross stitch piece i've done and the first one (that i can remember) that wasn't from a kit. i still need to find a frame for it because the one i have now is just a smidge too small.
the pattern's from the leaky cauldron site, the ravenclaw crest version 5 by little mojo.
i have a few other harry potter ideas i want to cross stitch, i just have to wait on my joanns order.
i have two pairs of pants that i would like to turn into pencil skirts, but i'm not real sure on how i should do it. i have a vauge idea of how to turn pants into regular skirts, but i'm wondering if it's pretty much the same deal.
i started working on the alien illusion scarf the week before last. i knitted several rows and was noticing that when i got to the actual pattern the back was always one off from the front. so i count my stitches and i had one more than i was supposed to. i decreased and went on my merry way (you can't really tell unless you look at it hard). i was working on it today and when i set it down i noticed that i had one stitch at the end of my row that looked a little funky. i counted my stitches and that goofy stitch is one more than i need. i can't just drop it and i don't know how it happened.
my question is: should i frog the scarf and re-do it? i'm only on row 28 or 29 on the first pattern so it's not like i'd be un-doing a lot of work. these mysterious extra stitches are getting to me.
wow, my first stitch and botch. should i be proud of this?
anywho, i was calmly working on my cross-stitch when i came to the end of the thread i was using. so, like i normaly do when i'm done with a thread, i jabbed the needle into the arm of the recliner. i was getting hungry, so i got up and made me a turkey sandwich. as i sat back down in the chair, i put my hand down on the arm of it. BAM!!! right on the needle, eye up. i pulled it out and asked my sister for a band-aid. after i doctored my hand, i got to looking at the needle. the eye's missing. so it's either on the floor or the chair somewhere................... or it's still in my hand. i'm going with the latter.
these were the result of one night's boredom. (sorry for the crap quality. our scanner doesn't work, i couldn't zoom in without cutting off parts, and i didn't use the flash because it made the pictures worse.)
i used watercolor pencils for this one. it's kind of hard to tell, but there are three "blood drops" under the heart (and a little bit of green from the first picture i painted). this is actually my favorite one, but i wish it was a little darker.
my dad found out this moring he has diabetes. the doctor put him on a diet thingy to lower his sugar and gave him a list that tells him what he can and can't have, only thing is he doesn't know what he can have to snack on between meals. i've looked on the internet and the only things i can find are what diabetes is and basically the same things the doctor told him.
my question is: what kinds of things can he snack on that perferably don't need to be made ahead of time because he doesn't cook, i don't have the patience to cook, and mom is at work when he's home?
ok, i'm making (well, mom is) my prom dress this year. i have two problems though: (1) it's a month away, and (2) the pattern i have is McCall's 3674, moulin rouge costumes, the one i want is b, the with no straps, to the knees, and with purple ruffles. only problem with the pattern is I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT TO DO!!!! i can't figure out how much material i need because i don't know how to read the stuff on the back; i don't want it exactly the way it is, i want straps on it and i don't like the petticoat thing; it laces up in the back like a corset but i don't think mom could handle grommets (i know i can't) and i would really like them. i'm so freaking confused, it's not even funny! PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!
adjust measurements on a pattern? i was looking at the pattern i want to use for my prom dress (it's mccall's 3674, the moulan rouge costume one, i think the one i want is b) and it looks like the biggest size they have won't fit. and my mom has to have a pattern. what do i do?