November 26, 2010

Forget About Your House of Cards

My Radiohead Bear for my husband's birthday! ♥ I started off using DMC Antique Effects floss for this piece and it was just terrible to work with. The end product does not satisfy me aesthetically enough to justify the annoyance of dealing with that hellish thread! So I opted for regular DMC cotton in very dark raspberry (#777) to match his toolbox where my Pikachu currently resides. =P
Radiohead Bear
Started: November 17, 2010
Finished: November 18, 2010
Colours: 1
Size: 1810 stitches

Forget about your house of cards and I'll do mine. ♥ Happy Birthday, Mo!

November 20, 2010

Spider-Man, Spider-Man...

While I am a huge Spider-Man fan, this is actually a commission piece. My first one at that. =] Basically, I am turning this sprite from Marvel Super Heroes: War of the Gems (SNES) into a wedding announcement. I plan to put the names and date in the bottom right corner in the web. I did want to take a break from black fabric but oh well. Here is what I have done so far with four different blues:
Needless to say, my Hogwarts Crest is on a slight haitus. I also finished a birthday present yesterday but I'll wait to post until that day. =]

November 15, 2010

For Ravenclaw, the cleverest would always be the best

Getting further along on my Hogwarts Crest and getting very excited for the first Deathly Hallows film on Friday! ♥ Ravenclaw is my favourite house so I had to stitch its animal, the raven, first! Next I will do Hufflepuff. Not sure which order I will stitch the lion and the snake...

This is about a month's work, I should note, and I've used an entire skein of black already.  I officially started on October 18th. I'm hoping to get the badger done by this time next month or a bit sooner. Also, I need to make a birthday gift for my husband by November 26. It won't be video game related but I suppose Harry Potter isn't either. I'll still want to show it off. =]

November 12, 2010

Green Glove and Slugger

I threw together a couple of ornaments that could be for xmas or year-round. They are the Baseball Boys from Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. My little brother in law is a baseball boy himself so I made these for him. =] Green Glove is the green one with the glove (!) and the yellow guy is Slugger. Yoshi's Island has such beautiful art and bright colours that I want to make more of these. =] Maybe some of the level icons...
Unfortunately the picture is a little overexposed and these guys are already on their way to Florida so I can't do much about it. =[

Green Glove and Slugger
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Started: November 11, 2010
Finished: November 12, 2010
Colours: 19
Size: 685 stitches

November 6, 2010

Majora's Mask Trio

My Majora's Mask stitch is complete! Credit to Orkimedes for making this awesome sprite.
Majora's Mask Trio 
Sprite by Orkimedes
Started: February (dropped)
Picked up again: October 7, 2010
Finished: November 3, 2010
Colours: 52
Stitches: 4062

I've been making a few patterns for biscornus lately. I'm going to do a fairly simple one first to practice the sewing portion before I spend a lot of time stitching and it doesn't turn out well. Of course, I'm still working on the Hogwarts Crest. Expect an update within a week, I hope.

Wherein Kitties Photobomb My November 2010 TUSAL

Another new moon, another TUSAL. This time with added feline. ♥ This  photoshoot would have been much more boring without them. It's kind of fitting because their hair is constantly stitched into my pieces. >_>

TUSAL Jar Contents: Terra & Esper Terra, Rozalin, Poison Ivy, Majora's Mask Trio, Hogwarts Crest
For next month, I am going to look for some clear xmas bulb ornaments to hold my thread ends as it will be the last new moon before a new year begins.