Friday, 24 February 2017

Feature Pattern Friday - It's a Slayer Thing

It's Feature Pattern Friday!

Each Friday I am sharing a pattern from my Etsy store - new, nearly new, and were-new-once.

The thirdever Feature Pattern Friday and I'm already changing things.  Today, rather than feature just one new pattern, I'm showing off a set of new patterns.  They're all in the one theme though, so surely that counts (of course it counts - this is my event so I can set and change the rules as I like :))

Today's Feature Pattern Set features quotes from the cult television show Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

Buffy and Dawn
Buffy's Valentine

The Slayerettes

Spike and Dru

Spike

Xander

Although they haven't been overly popular on Etsy, these patterns are a big hit at the Conventions.  I'm expecting them to be pretty popular at the next two conventions I'm attending because...
Watch the video here
David Boreanus is coming to Australia!  For the first time!  He will be attending the Gold Coast and Melbourne Supernova Conventions in April, both of which I happen to be going to as well.  Rather excited about that. :)

Happy stitching (and slaying)!

Thursday, 23 February 2017

WIP Wednesday on a Thursday

Second week of doing WIP Wednesday, and I'm already running late!  I've got no idea what happened to yesterday.  I went for a massive (for me) walk hunting Pokemon last night, which did eat into the early evening and by the time I got home... well, basically I forgot!

Anyway...

I haven't made any progress on the two projects I shared last week, because the fabric arrived for my A-Z Challenge pattern and I started work on it instead. :)
Need to remember not to photograph this fabric at night
cause the lights have a weird effect on the colour
 After a lot of umming and ahhing and back and forth I finally settled on the piece I want to stitch.  I'm not giving anything away though until the reveal date, so all you're going to get is photos of the backside.  April is going to be a crazy-busy month so I'm starting this piece now in the hope to have the stitching finished, and blog posts written and scheduled before the 1st of April.
This is how the fabric really looks.
Backside view 22.02.17
What's happening in April you ask?  Well:

  • 7th - my mum and her friend come to Brisbane and are staying with me for the weekend
  • 8th - we're going to see "Grease" and "My Fair Lady"
  • 10th-17th (ish) - my brother and his girlfriend are visiting from Melbourne, mum's still here and dad's coming down at some point
  • 14th-17th - the whole family are heading to Mt Tamborine to celebrate my dad's 60th birthday
  • 18th - I have a prac student start a 9 week placement with me at work (and my parents are still here)
  • 21st-23rd - Gold Coast SupaNova
  • 28th-1st May - Melbourne SupaNova

I'm already tired just thinking about it!  Plus there's all the usuals, including working full time. I've already told a few friends they probably won't see me for the month of April (apart from that first week)!  Anyway, you can see why I need to get the A-Z Challenge done before 1st April! 

Happy stitching!

Friday, 17 February 2017

Feature Pattern Friday - Suicide Squad

It's Feature Pattern Friday!

Each Friday I am sharing a pattern from my Etsy store - new, nearly new, and were-new-once.

Today's pattern is a new one (it was listed on Etsy over the weekend) and it was suggested by my three brothers.

Introducing the Suicide Squad cross stitch pattern!

Suicide Squad Cross Stitch pattern available now from Etsy
I haven't seen the film, so I don't have anything witty to add.  Apart from the fact that at the last couple of Conventions I attended every third couple cosplay was Joker and Harley Quinn.  Lots of shirtless guys and girls in short shorts.  More power to them.

Happy stitching!

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

WIP Wednesday

I'm going to try and post on a Wednesday about projects I'm currently working on.  We'll see how long it lasts!
Pillar Box by Yvette Jordan
I recently pulled out Pillar Box, one of the London Ladies collection by Yvette Jordan.  I started this piece, oh, nearly 3 years ago I think.  I worked on it for a few weeks (maybe) before putting it away and working on another piece, (probably one of my own).  After working on so many of my own designs in quick succession (see my last post), I decided I wanted a brain break.  I wanted to work on someone else's design, a different style with different techniques.  More importantly I wanted to just be able to pick up a pattern and stitch without questioning if the pattern was right or if stitches were missing or if the colours worked or if I needed to alter the backstitching or the layout etc. etc.  I wanted to stitch and not think AT ALL for a change.   I should have taken a photo when I pulled her out of the packet again (not even half the first page was done).  In the last couple of weeks I've finished the first page, started on the backstitch for that page, and am about 1/8 of the way through both pages 2 and 3.  I'm working on stitching 10x10 boxes at a time, but because it's not a technique I usually use (no point with my patterns) I'm not very disciplined about it yet.

My secret project
I've ruled up the aida for a new project, and started stitching it.  It's going to be a friend's (belated) birthday present, and may end up my project for the A to Z challenge - still deciding...  I'll probably share backside progress shots, particularly once it becomes more obvious what this is meant to be!

Happy stitching!

Monday, 13 February 2017

Stitching Updates - some finishes

Since getting my stitching mojo back just before Christmas, I've finished off quite a few pieces, the patterns for which are all available from my Etsy store - follow the links below the images.  I'll let the photos speak for themselves. :)

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Idris and the TARDIS

Juno

Tabletop.  This pattern isn't available on Etsy.  If you'd like it, let me know.

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Rugrats Families

Charmed Alphabet

Phew.

Happy stitching!