Sunday, December 26, 2010

Short Post

Just wanted to post really quickly about that kit that took me FOREVER to do...I finally got it finished and sent it on it's way where it is to be loved forever and ever...about two weeks ago.  October was a month full of frustration.  My husband and I ended up moving into a new apartment because our old ones weren't doing maintenance and then we lost our jobs and blah blah blah.  So, here is a picture of the finished (but not framed) project:

Very cute and she was VERY happy when it was done.  I didn't get to take a picture of it framed and all because she wanted the personalization left out.  In the bottom part of the bamboo frame, the name, birth date, and weight are backstitched and it looked great once it was all done.  You'll just have to take my word for it.  Like I said, short post, because I've got a Christmas present for my brother-in-law that is already two days overdue that is less than halfway finished.  Until next time...

Monday, October 4, 2010

More September Swap

I now know that the recipient of my September Swap Surprise has received it, so...for your viewing pleasure, I give you pictures!
The first is a set of the Medallions (Quake, Ether, and Bombos) from The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.  Being a game that both my swap partner and I shared, it was easy for me to pick what I was going to do.  This game is really hard to define exactly what the most important item is (aside from the sword and shield, of course), but I really like the medallions, so I picked those.
TLOZ:ALTTP Medallion Magnets


Next, from Super Mario World, I made a red Yoshi's Egg pin.  Another game my swap partner and I shared and Yoshi is one of my favorite Nintendo characters, period.  Yoshi himself would have been too flimsy for a pin, so that's what made me decide upon the egg instead.  I was a little sad that I had to send this off, actually.  It turned out so cute...I'll be making myself one, soon :o)


Yoshi Egg Pin
Well, that's pretty much it for this update.  I need to get that kit finished before the end of October so the lady I'm doing it for can get it framed for her grandson.  There won't be much work in the land of cross-stitch and video games until that's done.  Until next time...


Saturday, September 25, 2010

New Name

As you'll notice my blog is no longer titled "Stitch Bitch."  Apparently, someone else already had that name and has been using it for 7 years and requested (although very rudely) that I change my blog's name...so I did.  Happy now?  Nothing stitch related to report, really.  Until next time...

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

September Swap!

I received my Sprite Stitch September Swap gift from non other than Stardrifter!  It's kind of funny putting this on here when I've only got three followers and one of them happens to be her.  Anyway...I thought I'd go ahead and post pictures up here!

SMB Big Mushroom Keychain
 As you can see, in the middle of all that madness is the Super Mario Bros. big mushroom keychain she made me.  It's stitched on both sides, so it looks nice no matter how you look at it, and it's super cute, obviously.
TLOZ Link with Triforce Magnet
She also made me a kick-ass magnet of Link with a Triforce from Legend of Zelda:A Link to the Past.  I'm glad that both swap partners I've had have been incredibly awesome and sent me some wonderful gifts.  Sprite Stitch is full of good people and I plan to do every swap that I have time for.  I have yet to finish my project to send off, but I'll definitely be done with it and have it sent out by Monday.  I'll post pictures of it on here once I know the recipient has received it.  I don't want to spoil in case that person should happen upon my blog and see it.  Once I'm done with that, I need to get back on that kit I've been working on FOREVER and get it done.  Until next time...

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Ahhh!!!

I think I've put a bit too much on my plate this time.  I'm supposed to be working on a kit for someone, doing the Sprite Stitch Mini-swap for September, and I have about a thousand other unfinished projects that I've started, PLUS, I'm planning on making ornaments for my family for Christmas because, well...I'm a broke ho and making ornaments will be really cheap.  Good news is, that kit is about half-way finished and I don't really need to be done with it until the end of October, and the swap is only until the end of September, so that frees up all of November to work on the ornaments.  Sheesh!  I got all my pattern work done for the swap and all the supplies purchased, so all I need to do is get started!  Maybe I'll do that instead of posting on here?  Toodles!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

As Promised...

...pictures!  These first two were made as part of a craft swap we did on Sprite Stitch.  We filled out a survey, got swapped around, then had to make item(s) for our person within a three month time span.  I got a person who I shared no common interest in gaming with, so it was a little more work than I had originally anticipated.  Also, the memo board was done on plastic canvas instead of regular Aida cloth, and since it was my first time using it, it was a bitch to make.  I said I would probably never use it again, but I have for a couple smaller projects, which you will see here in a moment.
Locke from Final Fantasy VI memo board
Assassin's Creed logo doile/coaster/wall hanging
 












These next couple of photos were for the same craft swap, but because some people were lame and didn't send out gifts, it was up to a few of the rest of us to make small gifts to pass along to make up for their partners flaking out on them.
A Dry Bones (from the Mario games) keychain.

Ninji (from the Mario games) keychain.




















I know this isn't a cross-stitch and it's not one I made, but I thought I would share what I received in the craft swap.  Are you ready for the awesomeness?  You better get ready, because your head just might explode...
A quilt of Link (from the Zelda games) with the Tri-Force.
Pretty frickin' awesome.  I squealed like a little girl when I opened it.  The Zelda games have been my favorites since I was really young.  It's one of the very few things my mother and I have in common.

Recently, my husband asked me to make him a bookmark that he couldn't eat.  He has this thing about eating the corners of paper bookmarks, so...I decided I'd try to make some of his favorite game characters, who are not in 8-bit format, all on one bookmark.  It's not finished, yet, but here's my work-in-progress.


Top-Master Chief (from Halo)
Bottom-Snake (from Metal Gear Solid)





















I haven't quite figured out how to make Snake not look like Hippie Mario/Ninja Hitler...I need to get a goatee/beard put on him, but I haven't worked it out where it looks good, yet.  I'll be sure to update you.

In closing, I leave you with my drunk stitchings.  I was bored, a little tipsy, and my cross-stitch stuff caught my eye.  They are nothing impressive, but they are cute.  Enjoy!
From top left-Martini, Heart, Smiley Face,
Sunflower, Tulip,
Girl, Boy w/ hat, My initial
I'm working on a kit right now, so nothing new for a while.  Although, there is another mini-swap I'll be doing in September, so I'll be sure to get pictures up of that once it's completed.  Until next time...

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Hello!

I'm not much for the blog scene because, frankly, my life really isn't all that interesting.  I've taken the idea from some fellow Sprite Stitchers and decided to make a blog about my cross-stitching projects so I can showcase them.  That's all I really have to say for now.  I'll get some pictures up here with my next post.  Until next time...