Sunday, August 29, 2010

Snow Pea

My brother is the hardest person to buy presents for, its just ridiculous. So I gave him an ultimatum: if he didn't come up with a list of potential presents for his birthday, I'd be giving him cross stitch.

He didn't deliver, so I made him this:

We both love Plants v Zombies, so it was fun to make and I knew he'd get a laugh out of it. It now sits above his x-box, for all to see.

This was my first attempt at making up a pattern from scratch, and it came out damn well, if I must say so. Screen cap to photoshop, then painting in each pixel the exact right colour, and then to the KG-Chart LE to make it a 'proper' cross stitch pattern.
Pattern can be found here.

Friday, August 27, 2010


I painted these a while ago, just felt like it.
And, yes, that is the back of my microwave.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Nerdy Cross Stitch.

I made these for my siblings, from patterns I found online:

This was my version of this, I had to double their size to fit in my frame, and for my VERY first patterning attempt, it's not awful. I'd not taper in the base of the mushrooms next time.
I also made the original size for a friends birthday, but never took a photo -- its in the best frame too. :)

and of course:

for my brother. Its sitting on his bookcase in pride of place, cos it makes him laugh.


Some cross stitch:

I was feeling a bit bleak that day I guess, judging from the text.
This was the first tetris heart I did, from a tattoo picture I found off google, I believe (search google images for 'tetris heart' you'll probably find it too). I realised after it was done that I didn't have all the colours right (the z blocks are all over the place) and I never liked that I had several of the same sort of block touching. So that's when I made up my own pattern -- it took AGES to get right, but I did it! Hooray.

So to celebrate I put five of them in a frame.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Trio of Pink

Using up scraps of adia, scraps of wood from a previous project and some pretty card stock.


So I started this blog to have a place to upload all my cross stitch & other random craft projects to, so my poor twitter feed didn't have to put up with them.

Here's my first project that got me back into stitching.
Both the cross stitches were packet ones bought from Spotlight, & I bought the postcard from the Anglesea Newsagency. The rest is from various $2 shops. :)

Completed 6 months ago.

Monday, August 23, 2010


green paint over paper mache box, with ribbon glued in place. The floofy bit is 5 lengths of ribbon glued at the middle (to the middle of the box) and then folded around and both ends glued in the same spot. Then two shorter bits arranged in the same manner glued to hide the ends.

Just stating the obvious. A balsa wood box I rescued from a friend. Painted it all purple, then used masking tape to create the space for the silver lines. The letters are plywood from a $2 shop.

Now that I've prettified these, I have NO IDEA what to use them for.

Yes, I am a crazy cat lady.

I found these scrapbook kits at The Reject Shop, $2 for a collection of 6 backgrounds, stickers and transfers all with a cat theme... so I had to make one.
The phots are awful quality cos they were taken on my really ancient phone camera and then printed using my regular old printer. But I still like the finished effect overall.

Paper stuck to a plywood board from Spotlight, basic kit from the Reject Shop and a wooden cat figurine from somewhere, I can't remember!
Finished 5 months ago.