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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Twiglets Make Me Violent - A Spaced cross stitch on: November 14, 2010 03:10:38 AM
I made this for a friend's birthday. I think she liked it! ^_^

The text is from the geek sitcom Spaced episode "Art", which involves zombies, conceptual art, enormous amounts of free booze and twiglets.

To get the speckled effect I used variegated floss chopped into three sections of shade; light, medium and dark. I used a strand of each together. You could just use three different shades of floss, but I just worked with what I had.

What are Twiglets? Yeast extract flavoured wheat snacks: http://flic.kr/p/5Cf6Xe

Approximately 5x5 inches, in a second hand frame.
2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Sad Candle (with Blur lyrics) on: November 12, 2010 10:11:21 AM
A little dabble in embroidery. The text is a lyric from Blur's "Country House".

Backstitched on a pillowcase with a few french knots. Fiddly little things to start, but easy once you know how!

Can you see his tiny wee tears? Poor, sad, candle.

I think I'll try and frame him in a hoop. (Hoop him? Cheesy)
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Don't drink the Nilbog milk. on: October 28, 2010 01:47:36 PM
If you've never seen Troll 2, now is a good time to go find a copy. Truly awful stuff, in a low budget, wtf kind of way! Anyway, the milk in Nilbog is high in vitamin content, and I like to think it glows in the dark.

Happy halloween everyone!
4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / I f*cking love tea on: October 18, 2010 04:59:35 AM
When it comes to the tea vs coffee debate, there's no question for me!

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5  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / The Bad Touch, a Bloodhound Gang cross stitch (possibly nsfw) on: February 08, 2010 12:32:49 PM
A line from one of my favourite songs, The Bad Touch by The Bloodhound Gang. This is as close to a valentines project as I get!

Sadly unframed at the moment. Stitched on 14 count aida. Apologies for the bad photo, my house has terrible lighting. Hopefully I'll get a better shot soon.
6  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Happy Little Kawaii Poop cross stitch on: November 17, 2009 01:33:22 PM
I think the name says it all!

I seem to learn something for every project I do. This time: always over-estimate the amount of floss you'll need for a project. Also, don't choose the brand of floss that isn't available to you without travelling for an hour or so and going to a nice department store filled with soaps and perfumes and shiny things... -_-
7  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Rock, paper, scissors, lizard, Spock! A Big Bang Theory Cross Stitch (3 images) on: October 29, 2009 07:30:21 AM
So, I just love The Big Bang Theory. When I first saw The Lizard-Spock Expansion, I knew I had to stitch something for it. It took a while to get it the way I wanted. For a while when I got feedback from friends, they all thought the scissors were a key or a robot penis, lol. This is what I eventually came up with!

The whole hog

Just the objects

Close up of the paper, since the detail didn't seem to show in the other pictures.

Thanks for looking!
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Super Mario charm bracelet (pic heavy) on: July 06, 2009 04:22:35 AM
This is my first (mostly) successful Shrinkles experiment. The only fail was punching the hole in the Star charm too close to the edges, and it snapped when I attached it to the chain. Nothing a little superglue couldn't fix though  Roll Eyes Now, onto the pictures!

Thanks for looking Smiley
9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Rose petal beads bracelet on: July 06, 2009 03:57:16 AM
So after seeing this awesome post https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=284812.0 a few months back I was totally inspired. When Summer finally rolled around here in England I couldn't wait to give this a go.
This was actually my second attempt, my first batch went a bit funky. I made a few changes to the method. I wazzed up my petals in a blender until they were as pulpy as I could get them, then added them to a pan and topped up with water until they were covered with about an inch or so extra. I then brought them to simmering point for about 10 minutes two or three times a day on a low heat, for I think 6 days. I neglected to take any progress shots, but the mixture went an odd dusky, pinky brown colour. It smelled so awesome until the last day when my phone rang, and I got distracted and the mixture accidentally boiled, d'oh! I think it might be an idea to get hold of some Rose oil in case that happens next time. I then wazzed everything up in the blender again, and strained the pulp through some Muslin. I rolled the dough into balls about twice the size I wanted them, covered them in some clean, dry Muslin and let them dry on the side for 2 days, with a few hours outside in the sunshine as well. Then I drilled holes through them with my trusty rotary tool. My failed batch went from bad to worse when I attempted to pierce holes in them halfway through the drying process. The other change I made was not to use the remaining water on the beads. They are solid and sturdy, and since the water had lost it's scent I didn't see any reason to use it.
Anyway, well done for getting through my wordy waffle, here's a picture of the finished product. I plan on making matching earrings soon. Thanks for looking Smiley

10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Lego Stormtrooper earrings on: May 14, 2009 10:41:56 AM
I hope this is ok to post here, should it be in the reconstructed thread? Anywho. I love these! I just glued the lil guys together so they wouldn't lose their bodies or legs, drilled into their heads (strangely fun, I felt a bit like a mad scientist  doing brain surgery with goggles on Wink ) screwed in some screw eyes and attached earring wires. Voila! Cute and geeky. I'm sure this has been done before, although I've never seen it myself, but it's so simple and obvious.

I'd post an action shot, but I look like crap today. Maybe this weekend when I bother to put some make up on  Roll Eyes
Thanks for looking!
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