Back when I decided to make this Destiny cross-stitch, I had no idea just A.) how long it would take and B.) how difficult working with a single color is. (I mean, it's like yaaaaawn.) That being said, this is my largest Destiny cross-stitch to date, overthrowing the Cross-Stitch of Doom that started the trip… Continue reading Moment of Triumph
I get a LOT of questions about where I get my patterns. The answer is...a lot of places. So I decided to make this post (which is, as of right now, a WIP) so that there is an easy place for you to find out where the charts came from (if you so choose). When… Continue reading The List!
Lately, the burnout has been real. The Light World seems never-ending and the commission piece I'm working on is a large project, so you know that my brain was scrambling to come up with something else to do. Cue this project. I've been wanting to make this for several months, but I wanted a smaller… Continue reading Creating a Division (cross-stitch)
For years, I wanted to make a cross-stitched bracelet themed around Tetris. I tried making one years ago with...not so good results. So, I tucked the idea away, but never really forgot about it. Then, yesterday, when I was in Hobby Lobby, I saw this wall of awesomeness. I stood there for five minutes,… Continue reading Tetrimino Theory
A few weeks ago, I was contacted by my buddy Kari to see if I'd be interested in making a quilt square for the Pixel Stitch group over on Twitch. (This, despite the fact, that my old computer practically makes it impossible for me to stream on Twitch Creative.) I told her yes -- the… Continue reading It’s Dangerous to Stitch Alone, Take This!
Another month, another Destiny craft. I've been wanting to make something for Cozmo for a while now and to avoid the inevitable burnout of the Light World, I decided to take a weekend to work on this sucker. I was SO tempted to stitch it with glow in the dark thread, but I didn't have… Continue reading Practicing those knife skills
One of the most commonly asked questions I get asked is, "What program do you use to make your patterns?" so I figure it's well past time for me to actually, you know, write a blog post about it. The simple answer is, I use STOIK Stitch Creator 4. The question that should come after… Continue reading I’m sensing a pattern here…
This month's TSNEM (Try Something New Every Month) theme is painting. While it's not something I particularly enjoy -- especially after painting the entire house last year -- there was a project that I had been considering doing since I saw TahoeAnime's tweet last year. Bam. A planter the Cryptarch would love. If you have ten… Continue reading Happy Little Engram
Another day, another Destiny craft. Really, it's not my fault that Bungie makes things that call to my cross-stitching soul. But, if you want to be subtly geeky on Valentine's Day, this pattern works because to the average person, it'll look like a heart with a design on it. To the Destiny playing person,… Continue reading Like taking (Crimson) candy from a baby
I have a jacket that I love more than any other article of clothing I own (which, with the amount of geeky clothes I own, is saying something). Unfortunately for me, its life is slowly coming to an end. The reason why I love this jacket so much is because of this graphic right here.… Continue reading Oh, a Stitcher’s Life is a life for me