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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Godzilla Embroidery (My first time crayon tinting!) on: June 04, 2014 05:35:03 PM

I embroidered this for my boyfriend a few days ago. He said he wanted me to surprise him and I thought this pattern would be perfect!

(here's a link to where I found it)

It's pretty much all back stitch, with two strands of floss. The only exceptions were the eyes and teeth - for those I only used one strand of black. Also, the dot in his eye is a teeny tiny french knot!

As for the crayon tinting, it was super simple. I had never done it before, but I wanted to try something new and make Godzilla a little bit more special.

Basically, all I did was:
1. Trace the pattern onto my fabric with a pencil (pencil is best, because you can easily hide it with your stitches).
2. Put fabric in a hoop and pull tight (this makes it easy to color with the crayons).
3. Color inside the pencil lines.
4. Iron the design between two sheets of regular printer paper to set the crayon and soak up any excess wax.
5. Embroider as I usually would.

It was so easy and I think it makes him really pop! I love this technique so much.

Here's a closer view of the stitches.

Hope you guys like him! Smiley Thanks for looking!
2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Lots of Cross Stitch Phone cases! on: February 02, 2014 11:48:17 AM
So, recently I discovered that they make these really awesome blank iphone cases. I saw one at Walmart one day and I just had to get it.

Here's the one I made for myself! (4S)

A friend on mine saw this picture and asked me to make two cases for him. One of Sonic and one of Knuckles! (these are also 4S)

In case you're wondering how I designed them.. I found a grid on the internet, but the stitch count was off by a few, so I edited it in photoshop to make it exactly the same as the case. Then I found the sonic and knuckles pixels and stretched so that they fit into the grid! Here's how they look.

After I finished those, another friend wanted mario riding yoshi. I'm done not stitching it yet, but here's the design! The whole thing wouldn't fit, but I think it looks fine (I sent it to him and he said it's fine, too!). Smiley This one is for the iphone 5.

I thought these were so cool and just wanted to share! Hope you guys like them!
3  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Men of Snow on: March 31, 2010 12:23:12 PM
"Men of snow"...
Anyone heard the Ingrid Michaelson song? She's awesome.

I made these two cuties last December. I gave one away as a Christmas gift to my cousin (she loved it!) and kept the other.
I have a basic idea of what I did, but I don't remember exactly how I made the accessories. If anyone is interested in the pattern, let me know. I'll try to remember Wink

4  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Amigurumi Angel (With Pattern!) on: August 28, 2009 01:05:15 PM
My great aunt's 80th birthday is coming up, so I decided to crochet something special for her. She collects angels, so I am sure an amigurumi one is the way to go! I looked online and couldn't find the perfect angel I pictured. That's when I decided to try and make up my own pattern (which was a scary move for me, seeing as this is my very first pattern!). I think she turned out great. Here's the pattern for anyone who would like their own angel!
(Please let me know if anything is weird or unclear. I'm new to pattern-writing. Smiley

By the way, I thought I'd add in that this is my first project I've posted on craftster. I love this place..

What you will need:
tan, white, and brown yarn & two colors of yarn for dress.
small amount of sport weight yarn for flowers
small amount of black yarn for eyes
size F crochet hook
size E crochet hook
fiberfill for stuffing
yarn needle


Using tan yarn and F hook, sc6 into a magic ring
Sc twice into each st (12 st)
Sc1, sc twice into next st* around (18 sts)
Sc2, sc twice into next st* around (24 sts)
Sc3, sc twice into next st* around (30 sts)
Sc4, sc twice into next st* around (36 sts)
Sc around for 5 rounds
Sc4, sc2tog* around (30 sts)
Sc3, sc2tog* around (24 sts)
Sc2, sc2tog* around (18 sts)
Sc1, sc2tog* around (12 sts)
Stop here and stuff head. Switch to the main color of your dress.

Sc around (12 sts)
Sc twice into each st (24 sts)
Sc around (24 sts)
Sc1, sc twice into next st* around (36 sts)
Sc for 2 rounds
Sc2, sc twice into next st (48 sts)
Sc for 7 rounds
Now change to the second color of your dress.

Sc for 3 rounds (48 sts)
Sc into the back loop of each st
Sc5, sc2tog* around (40 sts)
Sc3, sc2tog* around (32 sts)
Sc2, sc2tog* around (24 sts)
Sc2, sc2tog* around (18 sts)
Stop here to stuff body.
Sc1, sc2tog* around (12 sts)
Sc2tog around (6 sts)
Break yarn and gather remaining stitches. Weave in ends.

Wings: (make two)

Using white yarn and F hook, ch12
Sc into 2nd ch from hook and every ch across. Ch2 and turn.
Sc for 3 rows
Sc1, sc twice into next st, sc6, sc twice into next st, sc 1. Ch2 and turn.
Sc1, sc twice into next st, sc8, sc twice into next st, sc 1. Ch2 and turn.
Sc for 2 rows
Ch3, dc 3 times into next st, skip one st, sl st* across
Break yarn and leave a long tail to sew with.

Arms: (make two)

Using tan yarn and F hook, ch13
Sc into 2nd ch from hook and every ch across. Ch2 and turn.
Sc 2 rows.
Break yarn and leave a long tail to sew with.


Using white yarn and F hook, ch22
Join with a sl st to form a ring
Sc around
Join st on hook to first sc with a sl st
Break yarn and leave a long tail to sew with.

(make one using F hook and same yarn as used for main part of dress,
and make two using E hook and sport weight yarn)

Form a magic ring
Ch2, sc9 into ring
Join st on hook with the second ch of ch2
Ch2, dc and then sc in next st, sl st* across
Break yarn and weave in ends.

Sew arms to the sides of the body, right under the head. Stitch both arms together at the front, so it

looks like she's praying. Sew the wings onto the body right behind the arms. Cut lengths of yarn about 6

inches long and hook them onto the head like you would if you were rug hooking. Stich the halo to the

middle of the head. Hot glue (or you can sew if you wish!) a small button to the middle of each of the

small flowers. Glue one of the small flowers to the middle of the big flower. Glue the flowers onto the

angel's hair. Cut two tiny lengths of black yarn and glue them to the face, to make eyes (you can

embroider the eyes if you wish, but you will need to do this before stuffing the head). Glue various sizes

of buttons around the bottom of her dress (this step is optional, but I think it adds a nice touch).

Now you're done with your sweet little angel. Make sure you keep her somewhere where she can

always watch over you! Smiley

...Oh, and let's hope my aunts loves hers!
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