Sunday, April 10, 2011

Etsy shop

I've just started my own etsy shop :D at the moment it only has my pokeball phone charm for sale (with many mre that can be made) But i will also be taking commissions, from pokemon badges and charms to full cross stitch pieces for framing. I can make patterns for any theme, not just gaming, and will also sell pdfs if the buyer wants to stitch the piece themselves.

Any questions, just ask :D

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Gaara WIP

I don't really have any massive projects on the go at the moment but i am trying to do a few small things, with gaara being one of them :) I got the sprite from deviant art (i will credit the creator of the sprite.....when i find his profile again!). This is the first pattern that i kept all of the colours that KG chart suggested, mainly just to see how far off they will be! I couldn't really see any massive issues when i started but as i stitch more and more the colours are looking less like they will match; all in a day's experimentation though.  This is what i have so far, been working on this for three evenings so far, i only get about 1 hour an evening so it's a very slow moving process:
Sorry about the poor image quality, i took the photo at about 10pm and the lighting is pretty awful.

Sunday, March 20, 2011


I can't believe i completely forgot to update this! It's been a bit crazy here recently- got a new job, new dog:
He may look innocent- don't believe it for a second!

and a new headache to go with it :p I haven't had much chance to get any crafting done, but I did manage a quick phone charm for my boyfriend's phone:

Amazing modelling on his part I think!

This really simple to make. I stitched the pattern twice onto plastic canvas and then attached them using a whipstitch. I then threaded a standard jump ring through one of the holes in the canvas and then closed it around a mobile phone pendant, simples! I've posted the pattern for the simple pokeball above.

Monday, January 24, 2011

relocation, and a new stitch!

Wow, it's been a crazy few weeks- my boyfriend and I have moved back to my hometown so we've packed up and shipped our entire lives.  I'm just working my way through the piles of stuff now! So with my time taken up with packing, unpacking and panicking I haven't really had much free time, but i have still managed to find some time for a quick stitch:

It's from the front cover of the newest cyanide and happiness book, it made me giggle so i thought i'd better stitch it! When i get a chance I'll post up the pattern, but for now i'm back to unpacking :(

Sunday, January 9, 2011

boo bookmark

In february last year spritestitch held one of their regular monthly challanges- this month was to create a bookmark. As it was quite a small challange I decided to have a go at designing my very first cross stitch pattern, and was very pleased with how it came out:

Already pretty pleased with how it turned out, I was pretty stunned when it won the challange! Seeing as though many people have asked me for the pattern i thought i'd post it up here so anyone can give it a go, and seeing as though the colours are quite simple it should be easy enough for anybody just starting out (as i was when i made it!).

boo bookmark side 1
boo bookmark side 2

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Friday, January 7, 2011

well this is new

This is my first real blog, and at the age of 25 i'm positively lagging behind! This will mainly be a place to share what i do- whether it be crafting, painting, whining about how life is so unfair ( :p ) and then just see where it goes from there.  I'm not the most eloquent of people but i'll try my best not to blather too much! Occasionally i'll post up some of the things i have been working on, and if it is an original design, i'll share the pattern too! For the pices that i have already completed, i'll post them seperately, will give the blog a bit of oomph anyway. SO welcome to my world, it's not perfect, but i'm comfy :)