Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The cake is a lie

I love Portal!

adapted from a pattern on the Sprite Stitch forums, that my iPhone can't be bothered linking to right now, but will when I get on a desktop. I may have used my own cake pattern, but I'm currently not sure which one I used. :)

EDIT: Here is the link I wanted to share, which itself in turn links to the cake pattern we used: spritestitch.com/forum...

Friday, September 24, 2010

Celtic knotty bookmark

A bookmark!

This took me FOREVER, I had real problems keeping track where I was up to in the pattern! But I finished the stitching, so now just to back it. I'm not sold on how to best do this.. In any case I edged it with Fray Stoppa - crappy name, but FANTASTIC glue :)

and because I am quite proud of this work, here's the back :)

Friday, September 10, 2010

Babyish Things Today

A punchneedle Blue! On a foam-like background, and with a magnet attached.

Because I'm pretty proud of my first freestyle punchneedle, here's one on an angle to show the contours:

And an un-ironed cross stitch, of Baby Pluto!:

Monday, September 6, 2010

Punch Needling

So I finally discovered punchneedling.
I'm totally a fan.

I was in Spotlight (yes, I go there often; it's a 5 minute drive from my house -- when the road isn't underwater, anyway) to buy Pluto colours for the Baby Pluto cross stitch I'm making my sister when I discover this kit on sale for $5: sorry this is the best link.

So I bought my little ginormous punchneedling needle too and sat on the couch and tried to figure out what all the fuss was about.
This might be as good as Age of Empires II as being something to do when feeling a bit bloodthirsty. Just putting it out there. Stab and repeat. But instead of destroying a civilisation you get a bit of pretty. So I guess you still win.

I'm not putting up a photo, cos if you click on the link above, surprise, surprise, mine looks exactly like that one. :)

Baby Pluto will be done in a day or so I think.

Friday, September 3, 2010


A long time ago I was given some really pretty mosaic tiles, but I never came up with a good use for them... until now.

This is for my hair straightener to sit on, cos I'm so paranoid that one day I'll leave it on and it will melt my bench and start a fire and burn down my house... I figure a layer of tile in between heat and potentially flammable materials will slow it down a bit! Plus, its just a bit of pretty.

I bought the board from Spotlight for about $3, tile adhesive and black grout from Bunnnings for about $20 and have plenty left over for use on the rest of the tiles, so not a bad afternoon in all.


My Dad is also ridiculously hard to think of gifts for, he tends to already have everything he could possibly need or want!

I figured a Snoopy cross stitch could be a good present, 'cos he collected an impressive amount of Peanuts books during the 70's and even shipped them to Australia with him when he moved from NZ.


Thursday, September 2, 2010

Font sampler.

I was playing around with quotes I wanted to cross stitch, and I accidentally made these awesome patterns that didn't fit in a normal sized photo frame, and had heaps of off cut adia in that size that I wanted to use up, so I played around with some fonts, seeing which ones came out well cross stitched.

This got kinda wonky somehow, I was seriosuly careless with my counting. Bad bikyclist.
I love the font used for 'taken' but it uses so many stitches!