For her birthday, the youngest asked me to cross-stitch her a Kirby and you knew I had to do it! I wanted to do something other than the traditional little Kirby so I found a wallpaper and decided to make a chart from it. Since I only had a week (and I value my time) I… Continue reading Kirby’s Epic Cross-Stich
Sometimes I think the best part of writing a blog is coming up with the titles. So, this week's chart is the progression of our favorite little green dinosaur, Yoshi. I actually had a request to post the chart I used in the water soluble canvas vid a couple (few?) weeks ago, but I wanted… Continue reading Oh Yo-Shi Didn’t!
If the previous free charts or my Twitter profile weren't enough of a clue, my gaming heart loves it some Nintendo. Super Mario, Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong...you know, the usual suspects. So, you know who is excited about Smash Bros, right? This chick, right here. I'm being the oh-so-patient gamer and waiting for Smash Bros… Continue reading A Smashing New Cross-Stitch
550 hours. That's how long it took me to finish this enormously huge project (an 18" square) of cross-stitching the overworld map of the Dark World. (It's still less time than I spent on Majora's Mask.) Originally, I bought the chart for my sister and (now) brother-in-law's wedding. But, it needed to be finished by… Continue reading A Link to the (Gaming) Past
Another day, another thing to distract me from my self-imposed deadline for finishing the Dark World geeky pattern to give to the internet. This time I'm going back to my gaming roots -- the good ol', blow the game cartridge when it won't work, Mario-lovin', Duck Huntin' NES. Although I think that the N64 is my favorite… Continue reading Nintendo Entertainment (Cross)-Stitch
So, back in October I started working on a couple of Mario cross-stitching charts. That was when I foolishly thought that I would have the Dark World done and the Halo: CEA cover almost finished within the first half of the year. And while I haven't given up on making a Mario sampler, I have… Continue reading Clowning Around
I took a weekend off from working on Hyrule. (I know, I was shocked too.) It ended up being a good thing because A.) it helped to give me that break that I have been looking for and B.) I finished something that wasn't Christmas themed. So, I went from one Nintendo kingdom to another… Continue reading Sorry, Mario, your Princess is in another cross-stitch
Ok, not really. But I did succeed in my 30 for 30 challenge. The goal was to work on one major project for at least 30 minutes for 30 days. For someone like me who bounces from cross-stitch to cross-stitch, it was going to be tough. I'll admit there were times that I wanted to… Continue reading I Rule Hyrule
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… Continue reading All in a year’s work…
For Christmas, Babe got me this awesome book. Just what I need, right? More books to enable my crafting habit. We needs all the craft books, Precious. The pin cushion on the front totally caught my eye, but if you know me, you know what I was thinking. That's right, Mario. So, I Binged it… Continue reading It’s a me! Crafting Mario!