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11  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Octopus of DOOM!!! It will eat yer ship! on: May 05, 2011 07:22:37 AM
You've been StitchPunk'd! Amazing work!! Smiley
12  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: The new Keyboard Cat... (w/ mini tute!) on: March 18, 2011 08:39:58 AM
Everyone needs a keyboard cat Wink
13  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: The new Keyboard Cat... (w/ mini tute!) on: March 15, 2011 07:30:13 AM
I love it! It's super cute!! Cheesy

And I know it's off topic, but I have the same engagement ring!  Smiley Clearly we have great taste in rings!  Wink

Lol. Well spotted! I suppose I should say my husband has great taste in rings since he picked it out, but I adore it. It's funny the things you notice in photographs sometimes, isnt it?
14  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / The new Keyboard Cat... (w/ mini tute!) on: March 11, 2011 10:23:46 AM
Have you looked at your desk latley and said.... this clearly doesn't accuratley reflect my sheer nerddom? Well, let your desk reach new nerd heights. Presenting... the unholy fusion of longcat and keyboard cat, with a little extra nerd thrown in for good measure. And it keeps your wrists comfy!

Hand embroidered and made out of a tea towel. Longkeyboardcat is loooooooooonnnnggg.
(No idea what I'm talking about? Know your meme...)

This guy was actually a birthday present for my geeky husband, so he's sitting on his desk now. I already miss him...


Keyboard cat is pretty easy to make. All you need is a tea towel, some rice, and some mad embroidery skillz...

Here's the basic idea of him. Just measure the length of your keyboard, and add around 4 inches for width. Then draw out a slightly blocky little lump for keyboard cats head, and some roundy little arms and legs. Don't forget his tail!

Kitteh embroidereh!

Cut out his head, make him some dorky ears, and stitch that kitty together. Don't forget to leave  a gap! Then fill your kitty head with rice (you don't hear that every day) and stitch him shut. Seriously, is that not the dorkiest kitty head you've ever seen in your life? Even his ears look dorky.

Stitch and turn that kitty some legs and a little tail, and the fill them up with just a little bit of rice each. Stitch them shut at the open end.

Give that kitty some legs! Place your two body pieces right sides together, with the legs and tail at either end facing in. Sew a seam around him, leaving a small gap at the top of one edge.

Turn that kitty right side out, fill him nice and plump with rice, and stitch that edge shut. Finally, take that kitty head and stitch it on!


Congratulations. You're a Nerd.
15  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: A little monster loves you... on: December 10, 2010 02:11:46 PM
Hi! I love this and I was wondering how you did it. How did you create the design? Paint? Photoshop? What? And did you use a preset font and pictures from the internet or did you hand draw it all?

I sketched the little monster and most of the fonts/layouts myself, then scanned it and took it into Illustrator where I cleaned it up and sorted out all the shapes. Then I mirrored it, print it out, and when I cut it, I displayed the back, so you can't see the print outlines when it's framed. Ta da!
16  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: My Halloween in Wonderland Wedding (INCREDIBLY PICTURE HEAVY!! I mean it!!) on: November 16, 2010 11:31:28 AM
This is such an amazing wedding! I just got married in an outdoor fall wedding myself and tried to incorporate craftiness as much as possible. I'm blown away by yours! Love love love. Best wishes to you and your new hubs!
17  SEWING IN GENERAL / Machine Embroidery: Completed Projects / Re: Yarrrrrr...n on: November 04, 2010 02:14:34 PM
Love em! I totally dig the hot pink. Glad you like the designs!  Smiley
18  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: Handmade Victorian Fall Wedding! *pic heavy!!* on: October 25, 2010 07:09:41 AM
This is all so lovely! And congratulations on getting married. May I ask what a stone ceremony is? (maybe something like those commitment candle things, except more ... stone?)

It was something we kinda made up, actually. We wanted to involve the friends and family that had come to see us married, but without them having to get up or do something some people don't feel up to. Instead we had a box filled with a stone for each person at the beginning of the ceremony. Each person took a stone before they sat down, and during the ceremony, they were asked to hold it in their hand and give it good thoughts, wishes or blessings. We had a short harp piece play while they did this. After the ceremony, they all returned their stones, and now we have a reminder of everyone that was there!
19  SEWING IN GENERAL / Machine Embroidery: Completed Projects / Re: Organza and lace mask on: October 25, 2010 07:06:08 AM
one thing i was wondering is: did you use a water-solvant(is that how you write it? Cheesy) stabilizer or some sort of tear away? this is very pretty and i'm thinking that maybe i could try my hands on this!

Yup! Water soluble stabilizer is the best way to go with lace. Tear away won't work too well because it's impossible to tear it out of all those small lace fill areas!
20  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: Handmade Victorian Fall Wedding! *pic heavy!!* on: October 22, 2010 01:48:28 PM
How GAWGEOUS!!  You did an amazing job..the dress, the decor, the location, the PHOTOBOOTH!  Holy cow.
I have to ask - where oh where did you get those amazing boots??

I got them off a UK ebay seller. They don't seem to be online anymore! I spent weeks and weeks trying to find purple victorian boots I could walk in. They even had treads on the heels, which was great for walking up the bumpy, grassy isle.
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