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I make crafts. I geek out. Sometimes, I geek out about making crafts.

Feeling Light-Headed

So, you wanna stitch a little something for Halloween? And you want it to be based around Destiny? I’ve got you covered. Actually, I had finished this last year, but hey, we all know how good I am at keeping this blog up to date.

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Ooh! Spooky! I can practically feel my light fading just looking at that picture.

Knowing me, you already can predict what I’m going to say next which is…you should totally use glow in the dark thread! I mean, dude, you can literally watch your light fade away in the dark.
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To make this, you’ll need E940 (or white, if you’re not going down the glow in the dark route) and 645. And, of course, you’ll need the chart!

This is by no means a large project — you should be able to stitch it up in an afternoon, even with the “fun” of dealing with glow in the dark thread. If you have any questions, please let me know!

Happy crafting!

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Alright, Alright, Alright

Hey look! It’s the Gambit snake chart that I’ve finally decided to upload. YAY!

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Look at all of its majesty

Actually, there was quite a bit of editing I did on the fly, so I had to actually carve out some day to make the edits so that everything looks nice and shiny for you guys. And y’all know how I am with time management, LOL

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I also think this is a good place to remind y’all that all of the charts that I post are for personal use only. Please don’t sell my charts. Please don’t sell products made from any of the charts posted here. Bungie has been super great about me making and posting these so that the good crafters of the internet can make awesomeness.

Anyway, back to crafting stuff!

For this chart I used DMC 4047, but it is a discontinued color. You can find it on 123stitch.com here. But honestly, you can use any color you’d like. (I’m super partial to variegated thread, obviously.)

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If you have any questions, please let me know! And as always, happy crafting!

Week 26: Vex Destroyer

Happy Monday!

I hope this last week of March finds you all well. I’ve been battling allergies all week, you know, sneezing and realizing how much you took breathing normally for granted — yay spring? (Actually, I love spring — the longer days, the green trees and the flowers everywhere.)

Anyway, this week’s emblem is Vex Destroyer which will make you Titan fans happy. Don’t worry Warlocks and Hunters, your turn will be coming up in the next few weeks. The colors you need are: 453, 611, 3021, and 3799 (I used 3787, but it’s one of those exclusive colors so 3799 is much easier to find, and since it’s been used in a previous emblem, you should already have it on hand.)

Download the chart!

Now I’m off to catch up with last week’s emblem and work on this week’s emblem. Emblems everywhere! Honestly, I don’t know what I’m going to do with my crafting time in September when this is all over. Probably more emblems, ROFL

If you have any questions, please drop me a line. And, as always, be sure to check out the #destiny2cal hashtag on your social media platform of choice.

Happy Crafting,
Jess 😀 😀

One Stitch, Two Stitch…

A few weeks ago, when Babe and I were watching The Punisher, an idea for a cross-stitch popped in my head.

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I wanted to make the Punisher skull.

That, in and of itself, is nothing surprising. But, I also knew I wanted to use glow in the dark thread’s amazing power to do something so nerdy, so awesome, that I could hardly wait to start the project.

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Laziness settled in and it took me a couple of weeks to actually make the chart, but once I did, it was off to the races. Less than a week later, this sucker was done.

Originally, I had made the skull look like the normal Punisher logo. It wasn’t until the last night of working on it that I decided to make it look more like the Netflix Punisher logo (which I think looks so much better).

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So, if you want to make your own, this is what you’ll need:

Black aida cloth (I used 14 count, but you can use whatever)
DMC colors: white and E940 (Please note, do not use B5200. It is too bright and you can see the difference in white tones which spoils the glow in the dark surprise)
The chart

(The squares marked white is for the glow in the dark thread. The green squares marks where the white goes. I know it seems a little confusing, but the idea was that I wanted anything that glows to be in white so I had an idea of what it would look like in the dark. Also, if you don’t want to include the text, then just ignore the green squares and stitch everything with the glow in the dark thread.)

If you decide to tackle this, I’d love to know. If you have any questions, please let me know. As always, happy crafting!

What a Wonder-ful Cross-Stitch

It started with a tweet

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It ended with Spykles offering to do a collaboration with me. He makes FANTASTIC pixel art and I knew that he would make something amazing so I could cross-stitch it.

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If you do decide to tackle the design, please give him proper credit. These are the colors I used for the pattern:

Artwork by Spykles
E3852, E301, E436, E3685, E168, 221, 310, 336, 415, 434, 435, 803, 945

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Obviously, I used metallic threads, but if you want to save your sanity (or a few bucks), then you just use the DMC colors (3852, 301, 436, 3685). It’s a fairly quick project — you could probably finish in a weekend without stressing out too much.

If you decide to tackle it, I’d love to know! And as always, happy crafting!

Eyes up, Guardian

You know, this blog post is beyond overdue. So, in case you couldn’t tell, I make a lot of Destiny cross-stitch patterns and rather than having everyone sift through the blog to find them, I figured I should post them here. (Note: This is only a list of the charts I’ve made myself.)

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No Spring Chicken
The Chart
The color key

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Bladedancer:
Chart
White thread
Navy blue aida cloth

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Crimson Days:
The chart
Colors: 355, 761, 3803
aida cloth

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The Darkness Has Consumed You
14 count aida cloth
Thread (I used Kreinik 052F, but you can use any color you want, especially if you aren’t wanting to make it glow in the dark.)
The chart!

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Dawning Snowflake:

The chart!
DMC colors 963 and white
aida cloth (on 14 count, it’s just under 4″)

Destiny 2 Classes**:

Warlock
Hunter
Titan

**Please note, I am in the process of making these, but I wanted to give people a chance to work on them. If you notice a square that seems off, it probably is, LOL

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Destiny Christmas 1:

Chart

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Destiny Christmas 2:
The chart! 
white
black
321- red
420 -brown
742- yellow
754- peach
3346- green
3799- dark gray (Destiny traveler)

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Destiny Vice:
The Chart
The Color Key

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Festival of the Lost:
4″ hoop (You can make it 6″ — the design is just under 3″x 3″ on 14 count aida cloth)
DMC colors: 310, 647, 834, white, 902, 3821
Black aida cloth
The chart

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Jade Rabbit:
Chart is here!

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Moments of Triumph:

The chart Part 1 // Part 2
aida cloth (the finished design is approx 9″ x 11″)
3845

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SRL cross-stitch:
The chart!
DMC colors 3865, 321, 310, and white
aida cloth (I used 14 count like normal which makes the design about 7.5″ x  4″)

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Taken King
4″ hoop
14 count aida cloth
Any color (I picked black, obviously)
The chart!

It’s #30for30crafting Time!

544246It’s getting close to May which means it’s time for another #30for30crafting event! Yay!

Pick a craft or project(s) (new or old) and be committed to working on it/them for 30 minutes for 30 days. I like to do it in May so you can give yourself a day off during the month, if you want to.

And no, it’s not just open to cross-stitching.  Maybe you’re a drawing genius or you make pottery that mere mortals weep or your quilts are so epic, people write songs about them. Or maybe you actually write songs! Or make the most awesome cakes! Or, you want to have an excuse to try something completely new. It doesn’t matter, LET YOUR CRAFT SHINE THROUGH.

So, the process is simple. Starting on May 1, post your picture on Twitter, Instagram, or Tumblr and tag it with #30for30crafting . Then, keep your eyes peeled for that tag and encourage your fellow crafters. And if it’s possible, try to take a pic each day. I know for me, it really does help to look back to the previous day or two and see that, yes, I’m making progress.

I can a lot of questions about this, so I’ll try to answer them below, if you have a question, leave a comment here or tweet me.

1.) Can I work on it for more than 30 minutes a day?

Absolutely. The point is to work on something for at least 30 minutes a day for 30 days.

2.) I want to (make digital art, write, draw, etc.), does that count?

If it uses your creativity muscles, I say absolutely. Make an app, sew a quilt, write a novel, paint a picture on your living room wall. I’m pretty open.

3.) Do I have to take a picture every day?

No. Not at all. Maybe you want to make a blog post or maybe you want to post weekly pictures of your progress. That’s fine! If you do, tag your picture (or link to a blog post) with either #30for30crafting so we can encourage each other!

4.) What if I want to start on the [insert day here]?

That’s not a problem. I know some people started early, others are starting later. Just do it and make awesomeness!

5.) Do I only have to work on one project?

Nope. Work on whatever your creative brain is pushing you to make.

6.) I missed a day. I fail.

Um, no. Just add a day to the end, if you want. Or, just get something done for the next day. You can do it!

Good luck and, as always, happy crafting!

All Tangled Up

I love Tangled.

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Really. I LOVE Tangled.

It is my most favorite Disney movie. The singing. The cuteness. The fact that Rapunzel is my Disney Princess twin (in the things she does — not so much with the hair, LOL) So when they announced that they were going to do a series, I was very, very happy.
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And when I saw the teaser art for it, I knew I had to cross-stitch it because it’s pretty awesome. (OK, I wish she was holding her frying pan, but beggars can’t be choosers. And Pascal is there and you can’t go wrong with him.)

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My goal was to have it done in time for the Tangled Before Ever After movie and, amazingly enough, I did it with a week to spare. I know, I couldn’t believe it either.

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Want to make your own? Of course you do.

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Tangled Color Key

The finished size of 14 count aida is 11.5″ high by 7″ across. (I know, not the most common size, right?) As always, happy crafting!

Burninating the blog post

Sit back, my friends, and let me tell you a story about a man.

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Maybe he was just a dragon.

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But he was still TROGDOR.

Now I understand that some sad souls may not be familiar with Trogdor or Strong Bad emails. My heart breaks for you, but let’s just say that homestarrunner.com was making things viral before there was such a thing as being viral on the internet.

I’ve been wanting to make a pattern and cross-stitch Trogdor for a long time. But things like the Dark World, the millions of Destiny crafts, and just plain laziness kept me from doing it.

Not anymore.

Just look at all his majesty.

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Want to make your own? Of course you do.

What you’ll need:

aida cloth (I used my normal 14 count fabric)
DMC thread: 3757, 827 (if you’re going to make the notebook paper lines — I didn’t because I’m, again, lazy, LOL)
The chart!

If you decide to tackle this, I’d love to know. And as always, happy crafting! ❤

Off to the Races

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I fell in love with this design last year when Bungie first introduced the SRL. The colors are fantastic and the geometry of the design just stuck out, but for whatever reason, (I’m assuming I got distracted with another project) I didn’t even start to make the pattern. This year, I decided, would be different.

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This design is really not that difficult (with the exception of stitching black thread on black canvas, but if you chose a different color, say an oatmeal or dark grey color aida cloth, you’d be able to sail through this pretty easily.)

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I also made a snowflake design that came from Bungie’s The Dawning event which is SO SUPER quick, it’s almost ridiculous. (The fake snow is optional, LOL)

What you’ll need:

For the SRL cross-stitch:
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DMC colors 3865, 321, 310, and white
aida cloth (I used 14 count like normal which makes the design about 7.5″ x  4″)

For the snowflake:
The chart!
DMC colors 963 and white
aida cloth (on 14 count, it’s just under 4″)

I’d love to see if you tackle either of these and as always, happy crafting! ❤