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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Anderson Cooper on: December 15, 2010 06:44:55 PM
So... It's been so long since I've stitched anything. I think I took like a 4 month break from this. But it's finally done, so here it is. Smiley

10k stitches, approx. 5 1/2"x5 1/2".

2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Whedonverse Needlework! on: June 12, 2010 06:10:14 PM
My partner just received in the Whedonverse swap, so it's safe to post about the needlework I did for her. :]

First up, the Mutant Enemy Logo, in tote bag form- it was my first try at embroidery, so I was really nervous about it, but I'm actually pretty proud of it, even though the front pocket's crooked. I had no idea what I was getting into, haha. Tongue She mentioned that she liked turquoise-y blue, and I lucked into some pretty fabulous turquoise fabric. I worked on it, on and off from the 22nd of May until Wednesday, when I finished the bag.

Before making the bag, I knew I wanted to make something dealing with Wash's dinosaurs, so when I saw on her questionnaire that this exchange was among her favorites, I knew what I had to do, haha.
Made up a pattern using a couple of dinosaur sprites that I silhouetted (Though the T-Rex only had one leg, so I attempted to add another [the smaller one on the right] that didn't look weird. I'm not sure if I succeeded. And yeah, I know his dino was a Ceratosaurus, but I couldn't find a good sprite. Tongue) and a font I found online, with some small alterations to a couple of the letters. Specifically, I changed the 'a' to look more like an 'a' and less like an 'o'.

I'm glad to do some swapping, because it's apparently the only thing that can motivate me to actually -do- something with the stuff I make, instead of just loose fabric sitting on my chest of drawers.
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Tinkerbell for my mama. :] on: March 28, 2010 10:12:15 AM
My mom is kind of obsessed with fairies of all kinds, so when I started stitching, she immediately started asking for something fairy-related.
It was a quick, tiny project that gave me a break from the bird, haha.
It's going to be a bookmark, once I separate the two pieces, since they were done on one piece of aida. (Which was, I believe, 22-count, if I remember correctly.)

It's just 28x42, which sounds like a dream right now.
4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Calvin & Hobbes stitch. on: March 28, 2010 10:06:16 AM
I've been working on this since December, though it's been rough. Apparently, I get bored when there are only two colors to work with.
It's from one of my favorite panels of Calvin & Hobbes, when they find a dead bird. It's one of the philosophical strips, so they contemplate life and death.

It's 122x237, and yeah. I'm just so excited to be done with it!

Here's the original strip:
5  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Old painted shoes. on: December 25, 2009 11:08:54 PM
I painted these a couple of years ago, for myself. The stormtrooper shoe was modeled after a stencil, while I designed the other myself. I still wear them occasionally, but mostly, my laziness has taken over and I just slip on tennis shoes, haha.

Painted using basic acrylics from the local Ben Franklin Crafts. Didn't seal it with anything, but that hasn't been a problem.
6  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Dr. Horrible Cross-Stitch on: December 23, 2009 03:18:34 PM
Started this project on the 21st, the day after I finished the Rorschach.

Based on a quote from Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, during the opening monologue. :] It's a little more than 7"x4", on 16-Count Aida this time. If I can figure out how, I may make a pillow with it, haha. Haven't decided yet. As for right now, it's sitting in my hoop until I start something new, which may be pretty darn soon. I think I'm gonna make a Tinkerbell bookmark for my mom. xD
7  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Rorschach Cross-Stitch. on: December 20, 2009 01:44:14 PM
A little hesitant to post this, because half-way through it, I saw the Rorschach project already posted here that's sooo much more awesome than this (Seriously? If you haven't seen it, go look!). Tongue
But I spent a hot minute on it... well, a hot hour, haha. So here goes.

Started right after my first project, probably on the 29th of November, or so, and then worked on it on and off once I returned to school during finals, and finished things up today. Don't know what I'm gonna do with it- any ideas?

Again, on 14-count Aida, and it's a little taller than 10", a little wider than 5".
For the image, I used a frame from this .gif file by a guy who is, if I understand, modifying a 2D Fighting game, who goes by the username SeanAlty.
It was a nice second experience with cross-stitching. Now I just have to figure out what I'm doing next!
Thanks for looking~
8  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Alice in Wonderland Cross-stitch. on: December 08, 2009 11:33:52 AM

My first attempt at cross-stitching, on 14 Count Aida. :] I learned over Thanksgiving break.
It took me two days to do, in-between being lazy and talking to people online.
I've always wanted to learn how- and tried a few years ago, but didn't have a real reason to learn, so I gave up quickly. But this time around, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I made it for my girlfriend for Christmas, so shhh. She hasn't seen it yet, haha. But she loves Alice in Wonderland, and although she prefers the book to the Disney movie, the illustrations from the book were too intimidating for my first project.
I got the sprite from a Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories website, here.

I'll have a better picture soon- I don't have a camera of my own, right now, since I can't find the cord to connect it to the computer, but I'm borrowing a friend's. Right now, it's a crappy cell phone picture, haha.

Hope you like it~
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