Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Long Time, No Type!


Hello friends!  I am really quite awful at keeping this updated.  My apologies.  I'll try to get better at it.  I haven't been too terribly busy stitching, but I do have some projects to show off here.
Birthday present for my mother :o)



Those two were created for a couple ladies I know who are battling cancer.  The purple one is for one fighting lung cancer and the pink is for on fighting breast cancer.  Purple is the general cancer awareness color, but lung cancer is "pearl" and that design wouldn't do well with that color.

Present for my brother
My family has this thing for reciting movie lines all the time.  Well, we particularly love Brad Pitt's line from the end of "Se7en" and it goes so well with Mario and his ? boxes :o)

Sprite Stitch August Challenge "Back to School"
Inspired by the motivational posters reading, "Shoot for the moon.  Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars."  This is the first time I've made an entry for one of the challenges that wasn't a swap.  I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it just yet, though...
Christmas Presents
I decided to get an early start on my Christmas gifts this year.  This pattern is from a kit my parents bought years ago to make one for each of their kids.  I've got some friends I think will appreciate these, so I've made several up (some with little pink feet) and all I need to do is add the names and dates to them.  I don't care for the font the kit included, so I've been playing around with other fonts to see what I like best.  After Christmas, I'll be sure to post some updated pictures with names/dates on them (pending permission from parents, of course) so you can see what I chose to do with my fonts.

That's all the photos I have for now.  I did find an old kit I had started about 10 years ago for a friend of my mom and I've been doing a tiny bit of work on that in between other projects.  I also made a wedding gift for the mother of a friend who got remarried this past weekend.  Like a dummy, though, I forgot to take a picture before wrapping and giving it to her.  Next time I see her, I'll see if I can snap a quick photo and put it up here.

I've signed up for another swap for September/October on the Sprite Stitch forums and I got my swappie info today.  I've already made a couple of the patterns and am working on a third one, but I think I need to stop by Michael's for a couple of things before I can get started.  Needles being one of those things.  I seem to keep losing  and/or breaking all my favorite ones, so I need to stock up.

Well, I think that's it.  I hope it won't be another 7 months before my next update, but I can't promise anything.  Until next time...

Saturday, January 22, 2011

I'm SO glad Christmas is over...

...Because I'm kind of a Grinch.  The season does make for some craftiness on my part!  I'm still in the process of one, but time crept up on me and it's for a family member, so I'm pretty sure he'll be happy whenever he gets it.  I did get a few quick projects done for a "gift-it-forward" I participated in.  Nothing too impressive, but fun and adorable nonetheless.

A butterfly keychain/zipperpull


A mustache pin-I know, adorbs, right?











A rubber ducky
ornament/wallhanging















All three of these projects were done in a weekend...and adored by the recipients.  Once I get my last Christmas project done, I promise it will be up here as soon as it's done.  Until next time...