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WIP Wednesday (Part 1,506,976)

So, last week, I asked people on Instagram and Twitter which project I should tackle after my nephew’s Radiohead bear: Rapunzel, the Light World, or Captain America?

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And, of course, the vote was pretty much evenly split, LOL. So, I tried a new tactic and grabbed the bag of thread closest to me. It had Cap’s colors so he won for the week.

(For right now, I’m going to bounce to a different project each week until one grabs a hold of me a won’t let go.)

So, after a week of working on this bad boy, I got this far. (At least you can start to make out Nick Fury’s face, right?)


I forgot how beastly this project is. Though compared to the three, it is the smallest at 54,000 squares. (I know, I’m crazy.)

I *think* I’m going to work on this for a couple of more days, but with my fickle self, who knows if I’ll last that long? LOL

(I’m moving onto the Light World, for those who are wondering.)

And what about all of you? Any amazing crafts going on in your world? Tell! Share! And as always, happy crafting! 😀 😀

To Cap It All Off

In case anyone is unaware, I might have just a little, tiny comic crush on Captain America.

So, a couple of weeks ago, when Babe and I went shopping over at Kohl’s and found this shirt of awesomeness, I knew that I wanted to do something with it. (Hint: It had to do with little x’s.)

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It didn’t take me long to plug the picture into my program and create a chart from it. I went with a simple three color technique: a very pale yellow for the face, eyes, and wing, red, and gold and used a 14-count AIDA cloth in navy blue. So basically, a five dollar trip to Jo-Ann or Hobby Lobby.

Unlike the never-ending Street Fighter x-stitch, I got this sucker done in a week — about 12-15 hours. I’m a sucker for the minimalist looks and couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out.


It’s already framed and ready to make my room o’ geekiness even more geeky, but really, getting a picture of a frame that doesn’t have a horrible reflection bouncing off of it is nearly impossible.

Wanna make your own? Of course you do. Here’s a chart for you over at DeviantArt.

I might try to do Spiderman or Iron Man some day, but for now I’m going back to my Dark World cross-stitch. (I always say that, now don’t I? LOL)