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Oh, a Stitcher’s Life is a life for me

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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.

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So, seeing an end to my awesome jacket, I decided to do the only thing I could do: cross-stitch the design so that I can always look upon its awesomeness.

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I finished this in six days, which is really fast for me, but I love it and I might be willing to let my jacket move on (heh).

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I know there are people wanting the pattern — I look at my patterns on my tablet so all the black wasn’t an issue for me, but I did invert the colors on the second version of the pattern, in case someone wants to print it out (I honestly have no idea how big/small the squares will be if you go that route, sorry.)

I used Ecru for the main part and 726 with a strand of gold for the mushroom, but really, choose whatever colors you’d like.

Pattern 1
Pattern 2

If you tackle this, let me know. And as always, happy crafting! ❤

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All in a year’s work…

Looking back, I can say that this has been my most productive year cross-stitching/crafting ever. In fact, I’m sure I couldn’t list off all the projects that I finished if I tried. (Like most crafters I know, I tend to give away the things that I make.)

But, I do have my favorites. So here are my top five projects that I’ve finished this year. (WIPs need not apply for this list.)

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5. The Destiny Christmas Card

OK, I stitched this so many times that I started to memorize the chart towards the end. The card itself isn’t anything spectacular — I just made the design from various symbols from Bungie’s Destiny, but the reaction of the people who I sent these to? It was absolutely awesome.

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4. The Alice in Wonderland Trunk or Treat

Let’s be honest, it wasn’t about the card soldiers. Or the rose topiary. It was about that epic card display. I love, love, love it. The only downside is that gravity is a worthy opponent and it was pretty much ruined within a day or two, but for that 24-36 hours, it looked downright Wonderlandian.

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3. Beck

Yes, he’s from a video game that is slated to be out in 2015. Still, the adorable dude demanded to be cross-stitched. I finished him in record time (less than a month) and proved to myself that my cross-stitching program isn’t necessarily to be trusted in discerning colors (which would have been nice to know before I started the Destiny cross-stitch).

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2. NES Controller Pillow

I made this for my sister and brother-in-law’s wedding. They like all things geeky (They had a Legend of Zelda themed wedding.) and I knew I had to whip up something awesome for them.

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1. The Lighthouse Cross-stitch

There’s not much to talk about with this one. I made it for my grandparents’ birthday and it looked absolutely beautiful. I love the Gold Collection series and this finished cross-stitch shows exactly why.