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« on: September 16, 2012 05:06:14 PM »

 Gosh, I've been lurking here for years and love seeing all the genius things people create so it's about time I posted something myself.
My first not from a pre-made pattern cross stitch! Some very good friends of mine were married last year and as the bride is an illustrator and a huge geek she designed 8 bit images of her and her OH and their cats for the invites and everything else.

 For their first wedding anniversary this year I decided to convert the design into cross stitch and send it to them.  I did this manually in an Excel spreadsheet and was super pleased with how it came out, plus I'm a huge Excel lover and enjoyed every second of it Tongue I got the text pattern free online and added it to the design after.
 They were really pleased with it and I've since done a few more of my own designs. Gifts for family that can be posted here once they arrive in England Tongue

« Last Edit: October 14, 2012 07:25:22 AM by kittykill - Reason: More descriptive title » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2012 06:52:09 PM »

Allow me to be the first comment on your first post...This is so well done, I am glad you decided to share with us. I am positive that this was more than well received by the newlyweds. I would have loved to recieve if it were me. Groovy stuff!
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2012 08:47:20 PM »

This turned out fantastic! I always love how cross stitches look on black fabric, it just pops so well.
I would kiss someone forever if they made me a gift like this!

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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2012 12:28:15 PM »

looks great (congrats on your first post)

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« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2012 10:26:59 AM »

Just adorable! I agree with another commenter, the color combination on this is great. The purple/black background really highlights the colors and lovely tidy stitching!

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« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2012 10:27:23 PM »

Very cool! I bet they loved it.
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