May 28, 2011

Pan's Shadow Part II

I'm a bit addicted to stitching Pan's Shadow. I finished the regular stitching on the main figure. This fabric is very difficult to photograph. The most subtle change of lighting completely changes the colour. I used a macro lens this time to get it to focus, and the colour is a bit more true to form. The black stitching doesn't help when trying to balance the contrast. It's much easier to photograph than DK was, at least. 
I really must put this away for a bit and finish one Pokemon patch before I pick it back up again. I feel like I'm letting the group down. There are 21 completed patches already and I have a tiny bit of grass stitched.

May 27, 2011

Hey Vegeta, a Giveaway!

Vegeta, what does the scouter say about my total page views?
They're over 9000!

What, 9000? There's no way that can be right! Can it?!

I know this meme is old as hell but seriously the scouter must be broken or something. I just want to thank everyone for reading and commenting on my blog, especially my awesome followers. And I wanted to do it in a sort of geeky way. My blogversary is coming up on July 4 and I want to do a bit of a giveaway for it. If you are interested, leave a comment specifying your favourite video game character. I will draw a name on June 15, 2011 and stitch a little something for the winner based on their above choice. If you mention the giveaway on your blog, let me know in the comments and I will throw in an extra entry for you. I'll let the winner know via the email listed in their profile.

♥ Thank you for supporting my humble video game cross stitch blog. ♥

May 24, 2011

A New Start: Pan's Shadow

This long International Hermit and Stitch Weekend has inspired me to pick up the needle again and work on something for myself. =] As some of you may recall, I started Pan's Shadow back in February using DMC satin floss. I ended up scrapping the whole thing, mostly because the Cashel linen fabric is springy in its own right. Springy fabric + springy floss = no. This time I am using plain old cotton DMC floss and it is coming along a lot faster. It is odd because I was bored of DK's few colours (16 to be exact) but only one colour is keeping my interest in this case. Maybe because it is a silhouette and I am slowly uncovering an image. So far I have not done any petite stitches which smooth out the lines and add detail.
Hopefully, my posts will become more frequent again. I am currently adjusting to the single life. It should give me some free time now to stitch when I'm not at the gym or playing Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood. =P

May 22, 2011

Donkey Kong by Abysswolf

Donkey Kong is finally done! All credit goes to Abysswolf for his amazing pixel art that I so love to stitch. ♥ I am pretty happy with this finish and my brother is excited to hang it up on the wall. I still need to get it custom-framed which is something new for me. I will probably take Rozalin and get her framed as well. Honestly, if my finishes don't fit into a readily available frame size, they don't get framed.
Donkey Kong
Sprite by Abysswolf
Started: March 19, 2011
Finished: May 10, 2011
Fabric: 28 count black Jobelan
Colours: 16
Size: 12985 stitches

I already have another pattern based on his art kitted and ready to go. I do have to knock out the Pokemon patches first, however. There is also another Sprite Stitch challenge for which I may do something small and Assassin's Creed related. With the new Harry Potter film coming out soon, I've been thinking about working on my Hogwarts Crest. This month's International Hermit and Stitch Weekend is happening now and I am working on none of these things. =P I will have an update tomorrow detailing my progress on a new start.

May 14, 2011

Tetris Attack: Raphael the Raven

The final Tetris Attack piece! I saved one of my favourites for last. In Yoshi's Island, you fight him on the moon. Pretty rad. Then in Paper Mario, he is the leader of a bunch of reformed evil ravens. He is pretty ridiculous. ♥
All done with Tetris Attack now! I will do a big group shot of them all together when I get the chance. I'm still looking for sprite rips of the next set I want to do. Maybe I will do another Eeveelution first.

May 13, 2011

Tetris Attack: Hookbill the Koopa

Here is Hookbill the Koopa! He seems to be feeling the same way I am right now. I am currently in the middle of a move. Stress! Also, DK is finished. Honest. I have to iron him out first before I show him off and get him framed. Tomorrow I will post my final Tetris Attack piece. ♥
"Little Koopa come through for me now! Go forth and rock Yoshi's world!" -Kamek

May 9, 2011

Donkey Kong Update IX

Oh hai! I'm still alive and finally have another update. This is very last one before he's finished. He's a bit cut off because if I took him off the scroll, he may never get back on. One little foot left!
Now, I invite you to visit the Pokemon Patchwork Gym. It's a blog detailing our massive quilt project. All squares for the first generation have been claimed which is pretty exciting. Hopefully my contribution will show up there soon. ♥

May 3, 2011

May 2011 TUSAL

Sorry guys, no update on my DK last weekend. I seem to have lost my stitching mojo as it were. I was just playing some Assassin's Creed, collecting flags like a boss when I thought, "Holy crap, it's a new moon!" I nearly, nearly forgot this time. >_>

Here is my May Totally Useless Stitch-A-Long, now with even more reddish browns and oranges:
TUSAL jar contents: Hogwarts Crest, Psylocke, Dark Toon Link, Yoshi's Island Biscornu, Robo + Atropos, Baby Mario Bib, Jill and Vincent Valentine, Oracle of Seasons Link, Donkey Kong
TUSAL backdrop: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time