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The Holidays Have Consumed You

So let’s sum up the past few months, shall we?

Crafting. Lots of it.

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I’m going to go through and post everything once the craziness of the holidays calms down (hopefully). But, for now, I want to drop off a few patterns that I know a few of you have asked for.

First of all is this little Guardian armed with a Candy Cane, ready to take down any Grinches. I actually made this on stream. (Yes, people cross-stitch on Twitch which is an amazing reality.) It’s a take on Christopher Barrett’s design (which should sound familiar).

Use the colors that you want. I went for a more subtle maroon than Santa Red, but let those holiday colors free!

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Also, I made three ornaments to attach to the Christmas cards I am going to send out. (41 of them. Hold me.)

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So, you have your choice between a Triforce tree, Santa Chief, or Santa Traveler. Or make all three! Spread the geeky Christmas spirit!

The charts!

Candy Cane Guardian
Santa Traveler
Santa Chief
Triforce Tree

I hope you all enjoy the patterns! Happy crafting! ❤ ❤

Halo: CE (Crafting Evolved)

In case you didn’t know, my gamer heart belongs to a certain Spartan who has an unnatural amount of luck so when I decided that I was going to make this craft for Chance over at Destiny Dispatch, I was a happy chick.

It also allowed for me to try a new product –water soluble canvas. Never heard of it? Basically, it’s a temporary canvas that allows you to sew on any fabric — no AIDA cloth needed. I have seen Rebecca over at Hugs are Fun using it and knew I wanted to try it out.

Let me just say, I didn’t make this pattern. Thanks to the influx of pixel art *cough* Minecraft *cough*, I was able to find a pose of the Chief fairly easily. Some of the squares weren’t lined up, but I managed to work out any hiccups along the way.

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The outline was first and it was pretty simple. But, as I started working with the other colors, a war between me and the fabric broke out.

At first, I was in denial. The fabric loved me. I was making it look 117% more awesome. Every other farbic wished it could have this privilege bestowed upon them.

The fabric remained a worthy adversary.
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For a day, I fought through the battle of DMC. Even after my thumb and finger callused, I still pressed on, knowing that’s what the Chief would want me to do. But when my work slowed down to a snail’s pace, I had to concede defeat and get a true embroidery needle. You know, the one with the sharp point that inevitably sticks you in the finger over and over and you start thinking not nice things about an inanimate objects? Yeah, that one.

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Though it was much more tedious to work with, it did make the work SO MUCH quicker. Before I knew it, the Chief was standing there before me, dual-wielding like the Spartan he is.

Then, after a soak in some warm soapy water, the canvas disappeared and the fabric was ready to be put together into a Legendary pillow. But, in typical fashion when it comes to using my sewing machine, all progress stopped dead in its tracks. It’s not that I don’t like sewing, it’s just that I would rather work on cross-stitching or check Instagram or get distracted by Twitter.
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But finally, I lugged the beast out of its cave and sewed the pillow together.  It took me all of fifteen minutes (25 if you add in the ten minutes to ladder stitch to opening closed). 

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And that’s it! Now it’s back to the Dark World and more #30for30crafting fun!

Caaaaaake! (And everything else I’ve been doing…)

This month has brought many projects to an end. (Thankfully.) In no particular order…

Punch needle to my stepmom.

 

The Jen Taylor project (Yes, I actually sent them to her.)

 

 

Melted Snowman Ornament

 

Blue Quilted Ornament

 

 

And, because today’s Babe’s birthday, I had to make him a Halo cake. I started posted my stuff on a new Tumblr and, of course, my Instagram account because I’m sort of addicted to it. LOL

I’m in your fandom, stealing your characters

So, I did it again.

(Can you blame me?)

First, let’s start with the Halo. I know, I had Master Cheep and Cor-tern-a the last time, but since then I had to add a few characters to the mix.

Why hello there…

Let me introduce you to my friends.
Master Cheep
Cor-tern-a
343 Guilty Stork
The A-bird-er
The Did-auk

The Dove-nant

I have to admit, I have a special place for the A-bird-er, if only for the energy sword wing, LOL.
And, like I mentioned on the previous post, I wanted to make a batch that represented my video game roots: Mario Brothers, baby!
Murre-io
Loon-uigi
Toad-runner
Princess Pewee-ch