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Topic: Nightmare/Daydream Cross-stitch EDITED TO ADD CHART!!!!  (Read 38565 times)
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« on: March 11, 2008 10:23:58 AM »

So, I'm not really a cross-stitch kinda gal at heart, I just dabble in it from time to time. But one day, luck would have it, I learned that glow-in-the-dark embroidery floss existed . . . and so I HAD to make something with it . . .

So I drew a unicorn . . .

And that's all well and good, but what fun is glow-in-the-dark floss if you can't be evil with it? So, with a little finangling, this is what happens when you turn out the lights:

Not entirely sure what I'm going to do with this now that I've completed it . . . I thought it might be funny to find some little niece of mine to give it to . . . but her parents might kill me when she tries to go sleep at night and finds a monster staring at her . . . so I'd better not. (I kid, I kid . . . I don't even HAVE a niece . . . yet.)

Anyways, this is my first project on craftster so tell me what you think.


Long awaited and (hopefully) highly anticipated, here's the chart:

So one piece of graph paper wasn't big enough so I ended up gluing a bunch together, hence the odd shape of the whole thing and the occasional margins which stick into the rest of the grid. Anyways . . .

It should hopefully be pretty self explanatory. Any colored squares indicate a corresponding cross stitch of the same color, except for the purple squares which are not for purple floss but for glow-in-the-dark. Any of the white squares within the body of the unicorn or on the clouds should be stitched in white but you obviously don't have to stitch the entire background. Lines indicate backstitch either in black (as indicated by the corresponding color on the chart) or in glow in the dark which is indicated by an orangish purple line (it's only found on the inner border of the clouds). Anyways, there ya go! Please post your finish projects! I'm anxious to see how it turns out for other people! (Just please don't go around selling them or my chart, :-()
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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2008 10:29:43 AM »

that is just too hilarious!!! i love it!!!!

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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2008 10:33:08 AM »

I knew unicorns were evil.

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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2008 10:33:49 AM »

Its great! Creepy and cute mixed perfectly!
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2008 10:34:35 AM »

HAHAHA! This is genius!!! SO great!

How did you do this, did you just go over the unicorn pattern with glow in the dark thread?


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« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2008 10:40:43 AM »

That's hilarious. So sweet and cute to evil scary monster!

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« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2008 10:54:35 AM »

I rather like this and have the urge to actually make something similar and not tell the person I'm giving it too.  Roll Eyes They'll forgive me eventually Wink

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« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2008 10:57:09 AM »

HAHAHA! This is genius!!! SO great!

How did you do this, did you just go over the unicorn pattern with glow in the dark thread?

Actually, I drew out the unicorn first on graph paper with the idea in mind that I was going to put fangs and stuff hidden in the white areas. I fussed around with my design for a bit and eventually determined the best places to use the glow in the dark thread which I marked on my paper. Then I just went to town stitching and switched to the glow-in-the-dark wherever I had it indicated on my pattern.
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« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2008 10:59:44 AM »

HAHAHA!!! I LOVE IT! Ingenious!

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« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2008 11:01:50 AM »

I love it!!  *gets ideas*  Cheesy

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