Saturday, February 9, 2013

Little Gifts

I made a bunch of little gifts for some of the people I work with.  It took a while to think of something creative for each person and then make a pattern for each person, but they all turned out all right.  I plan on giving these gifts on Valentine's day.  It's going to be a long week, but I'll be glad to see their faces when I give them out.  I made nine gifts in all.  They're all small and simple to make it easy on me.

Double sided key chain

Also double-sided.

A pin.

I had fun making them.  The only dilemma was the hoop.  I bought online but they didn't come with a backing so I had to improvise. I made a back with cardboard from an old shoe box I had lying around.  I kind of had to do it freehand, which explains the odd shape of some of the framed items.

Now for patterns.  Same type of deal as last posts patterns.

With that I am out.  Happy Stitching!!

Friday, February 1, 2013

So It's Been a Month....

I know it's been a month since I posted last. I am very sorry for this.  I have, however, been keeping busy.  I decided to do this months Sprite Stitch challenge and I just finished the project today.  The challenge was to create a portrait and frame it.  I decided to stitch a portrait of Midna in her true form.  I have WIP pictures for you all to peruse.  Her finished size is a 7 inches wide and a whopping 12 inches high! The only thing that bothers me is the fact that the color for her face is off due to the dye lot changing on me between skein changes.  Darn you, dye lots!!

I have a brief update in the Chandelier piece.  I stopped to do the challenge piece and I had a little counting error in the top right corner that I need to resolve.  I have yet to finish Celtic Noel, but I will start working on that again soon.

Pattern time!! This time it's quilt squares.  I didn't add a color key because I want you all to use your imaginations for these.  Pick whatever color(s) you want to use.

I will try not to make you all wait so long again.  Happy Stitching!!