Tag Archives: chart

Tag Along

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If you have been following me over on Instagram and Twitter then you know my crafting life has been dedicated to finishing a zillion tags that I’m sending out which can double up as ornaments.

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I’ve had a lot of questions and comments about them, so I thought, “Hey, you know, it’s probably time for a blog post to address it.”

The most-often asked question is, “Where did you get the tags? Did you make them yourself?”

The answer to the second question is

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The answer to the first question is Hobby Lobby. They are $5.99 for 10 (minus the discount if you have a 40% off coupon) A delightful person on Instagram told me that they were available on anthropologie.com, but it seems like they out of stock. But, you absolutely can still make this pattern on regular aida cloth, or use it as a perler pattern.

The chart! 

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I guessed with the colors until I was happy with them. If you want to use the colors I used they were:

white (all)
black (all)
321- red (all)
420 -brown (all)
742- yellow (all)
754- peach (all)
815- maroon (Cap shield)
825- dark blue (Cap shield)
3346- green (all)
3799- dark gray (Destiny traveler)

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If you’re only making one style, you won’t need all of the colors and you can adapt the colors to what you have/can find. I hope you enjoy this project if you do decide to tackle it. And as always, happy crafting! ❤

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Festival of the Lost

I swear, everything I make is not Bungie related.

That being said, they came out with their trailer for their Festival of the Lost, and boom, next thing I knew I was spending a couple of hours whipping up a chart for their latest emblem.

(You know what they say, resistance is futile and all that.)

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(Thanks to TheLegendBlue on Twitter for the screengrab.)

So, if you want to make this (Obviously I haven’t had time to whip this up), this is what you’ll need:

A 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**

**So, you’ll notice on the edge of the broom, there are some funky backstitching symbols — that’s because I’m not sure if doing a couple of backstitching lines would be easier than trying to do half-stitches with the gold to give the angled effect. I think whatever works best for you, is what works.

And as always, happy crafting! ❤

Moment of Triumph

16sunlitdays 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 down the rabbit hole that is Destiny crafts.

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Some of you crazy, awesome people want to actually tackle this for yourself. Good luck, kids, LOL. My suggestion is to use the aida cloth color as your friend — that way you only have to stitch the aqua (or, if you want, choose your own color, I won’t tell Bungie.)

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What you’ll need:

The chart Part 1 // Part 2
15″ x 18″ aida cloth (the finished design is 9″ x 11″ — or around there, I’m far too lazy to measure it right now)
3845 (That’s the color I used)

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

Creating a Division (cross-stitch)

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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.

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Cue this project.

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I’ve been wanting to make this for several months, but I wanted a smaller version than what I had planned — I had originally thought making it a 6″ circle — I cut it down to 4″ which was perfect because I was able to whip up this sucker in about two days — a perfect distraction from the bigger project.

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Wanna make your own? Of course you do.

What you’ll need:

14 count black aida cloth
DMC colors: 3865 (or you can use white) and 971
The chart!

As I mentioned, this project is super quick to make — 3 or 4 hours (since the fabric is already black, we save SO much time). Have fun if you decide to tackle this project and as always, happy crafting! ❤

It’s Dangerous to Stitch Alone, Take This!

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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 requirement for the square were simple, cross-stitch something that ties back to you and/or your channel.

You know where I went, right?

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I know, predictable. But, hey, if it’s not broke, don’t fix it.

If you happen to be going to TwitchCon, you will be able to see this is person, along with a bunch of other extremely awesome squares made by the rest of the team, as part of that quilt I mentioned earlier.

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(I cannot wait to see the pictures of the completed project!)

The response over on IG and Twitter has been awesome, so I figured some of you might like to try to make this for yourself. The world always needs more cross-stitching Links, I say.

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What you’ll need:
14 count aida cloth
DMC colors: 701, 904, 3865, 825, 752, 444, 762 and gold (I used Kreinik 002HL) but you could use a yellow for the triforce and the string
The chart (just ignore the name part, lol)

As always, if you do decide to make this, I’d love to know. Happy crafting!

 

 

Practicing those knife skills

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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.

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I was SO tempted to stitch it with glow in the dark thread, but I didn’t have Kreinik thread (which is magical), but rather the DMC thread (which is not). So, I went with the iridescent floss which, despite numerous attempts, would not pick up on my camera, so you’ll just have to take my word for it.

I don’t know how I finished it in two days, but I guess if you’re really determined (like I apparently was), you can get it done in a weekend.

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I picked up navy blue aida cloth to save me boatloads of time. If you feel like stitching a ton of navy blue squares or can’t find that color aida cloth, then you can easily double your expected time to finish.

If you decide to tackle the project, you’ll need the chart, white thread and navy blue thread or aida cloth. And as always, happy crafting!

Like taking (Crimson) candy from a baby

 

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Another day, another Destiny craft.

Really, it’s not my fault that Bungie makes things that call to my cross-stitching soul.

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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, they will know Crimson Days are here.

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It’s a fairly quick pattern — I got it finished in two days. I know I haven’t used that much pink, well, ever.

What you’ll need:

The chart
Colors: 355, 761, 3803
aida cloth (I used 14 count)

If you tackle this, I’d love to see it. If you tackle Crimson Days, good luck, Guardian. And as always, happy crafting. ❤

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! ❤

The Craftiness Has Consumed You

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Yes, another Destiny craft.

Really, at this point, no one should be surprised.

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If you have played Destiny, you have seen this symbol at least once. If you play like me, then you’ve seen this symbol A LOT. But that’s ok because it looks pretty awesome and when I was asked to make a project for secret purposes, it didn’t take me long to figure out that this was what I wanted to make.

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The project went smooth like butter. I used the awesome Kreinik glow in the dark thread (#8 Fine) and I am still in love with it. It doesn’t bunch up, it’s sturdy as all get out, and did I mention…it glows in the dark?

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If you’re real cool, you can move the camera and give this an awesome effect. If you’re real “cool” like me, you move the camera before it finished taking a picture and then get the result without intending to, LOL

If you want to make one yourself, this is what you’ll need:

14 count aida cloth (I used black, obviously, but you could flip the colors or use any colors that you want)
Thread (I used Kreinik 052F, but again you can use any color you want, especially if you aren’t wanting to make it glow in the dark.)
The chart!

If you do decided to tackle this project, I’d love to know! And until next time, happy crafting! ❤

Sorry, but this craft is Taken

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Or, it will be.

I’m doing a giveaway over on Twitter, but for those of you who don’t want to wait to see if the odds are in your favor, you can make this symbol from Destiny’s The Taken King yourself.

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

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This took me about 3-4 hours, but I kept getting distracted by making cookies or watching the progress on my Windows 10 update. Seriously though, it’s a quick day/weekend project and perfect for anyone who loves them some Destiny.

As for those of you Destiny people who want to tackle this project but may not feel comfortable cross-stitching, I made a vid helping to explain the basics of cross-stitching.

Now it’s back to the Light World (Can we talk about how many times I have typed “Dark World” before correcting it? LOL) which is moving sloooow like molasses. I’ve given up the September deadline, but I really want to get it done as close to that as possible.