This month's featured project is from RachelKristin. Let's learn a little more about her and her amazing project.......1. Tell me a little about the project
I'm a pretty big nerd & i absolutely love anything nintendo-related. I lurked around spritestitch.com for a long time before deciding to go ahead & try my hand at cross-stitching something. At the time I was going through a bit of drama & thought it would be better to put my negativity into something constructive! Mario flying, "rising above" his enemies seemed perfect to me!2. Tell me a little about yourself
I live in lower Alabama, go to cosmetology school & manage the local Smoothie King. I'm a 25 year old kid & I can make a song out of anything. My favorite author of all time is Chuck Palahniuk. I really like reading & watching anything on serial killers but I promise I'm not a total weirdo.
I have an insanely awesome husband! We look like brother & sister & it freaks everyone out. Oh, and I'm an Aries. 3. What inspires you?
Most of my work is inspired by tattoos, video games, human anatomy, feminism, four letter words, pinup girls...4. How long have you been stitching and how did you get started.
I've only been stitching for about 3 years or so. My mother was an incredibly crafty woman & made most of mine & my brother's clothes. Sewing & embroidery was her livelihood for a long time. I guess it was kind of inherited! But the first time I became really interested in needlepoint was reading an issue of BUST magazine & seeing a cute little "Babies Suck" sampler. I was hooked from then on!5. What would you tell inspiring needle craftsters.
Hmm..I would say just do it! Pick up that needle & floss and get to work! Create whatever inspires you. Practice. Be patient. Try new things!