Wednesday, November 19, 2014

How To Cross Stitch: A DIY Step by Step Guide

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Monster Inc. Mike Wazowski Cross Stitch

Since I'm posting custom cross stitches I've designed, I've decided to post this one as well. If you like it be sure to check out my Etsy shop.

This is a design that I made for a co-worker's son. Konner really loves Monsters Inc. And Mike Wazowski was his favorite. Konner had gotten a Mike card and loved it so much that he would refuse to sleep without it. His dad (my co-worker) asked me to make something that Konner could sleep with instead of the card. It didn't take me long to create this design and stitch in up. I didn't have a sewing machine at the time so I had to stitch the pillow and the cross stitch design into the pillow by hand. Stitching free hand is a lot harder then stitching using Aida fabric. I totally forgot to take a picture of the finished project, so Konner's dad texted a picture of it. Sorry it's not the best as far as quality (you can barely make out Mike's horns) but you get the picture :)

I design a variety cross stitch patterns ranging from Geekery to cute Animals. And of course I accept custom requests. I'm on nearly every social media site. You can find me on here on Blogger and on Etsy, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, and Pinterest. So be sure to follow me and you can find out more about new products, discounts, contests, and more!






Hello Kitty Christmas Cross Stitch

Last Christmas I made a bunch of cross stitched ornaments for my friends. One friend in particular really loved Hello Kitty. So I decided to make her a Christmas themed Hello Kitty ornament.

This was the result and it came out super cute! I really like this design but decided that I wasn't going to put for sale on my Etsy shop because it was too similar to other patterns out there. Instead I just decided to give it away for FREE! Pattern is below :) I hope you like it.

Free Pattern!!!

I design a variety cross stitch patterns ranging from Geekery to cute Animals. And of course I accept custom requests. I'm on nearly ever social media site. You can find me on here on Blogger and on Etsy, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, and Pinterest. So be sure to follow me and you can find out more about new products, discounts, contests, and more!



Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Game of Thrones - House Sigils Cross Stitch Patterns

Hi Everyone! I am very pleased to announce that I have finished with my latest patterns! I've been working on these for a few months now and I hope you all like them.

I offer all of these patterns for sale on my Etsy page for $3.99 each. Buy 3 Get 1 free when you go through this listing.

The photo below is also the photo I use in the listing for all four patterns.  

 I think it would be a really cool design to put the four patterns together in kinda of a diamond pattern like the one on the right. And then make a large cross stitch to put on a pillow.
This is the Baratheon Stag Sigil with Crowns
When I started making these patterns I wanted to make them all consistent. So I only did the heads of each of the animals. The antlers on the stag were extremely difficult to design. And I probably should've use a darker yellow because you can barely read the motto. The crowns along the top are of course there because the "Baratheons" are the ruling family of Westeros. 

This is the Lannister Lion Sigil with Coins
 I wish that the Lannister and Baratheon colors weren't so similar. I wish one of them was green. But that is out of my control. I wanted a symbol that represented each of the houses. The obvious choice for the Lannisters was gold. I looked up Westeros coins and found a seven pointed star coin that I thought would look quite nice. I did try doing faces on the coins but the area was just too small to make it look right. I don't really think you can tell the coins are coins but the stars look cool enough on their own that it doesn't matter if you don't realize they are suppose to be coins. 

This is the Stark Dire Wolf Sigil with Swords
 This pattern is definitely the most recognizable of all the sigil patterns. I did add an ear to the outline of the wolf's head because without it I didn't think it looked much like a wolf. Usually a wolf's ears are up, by adding the ear in a downwards position, you can tell the wolf is growling. I also used the swords at the top because they are suppose to represent the Stark family sword Ice. 

This is the Three-Headed Targaryen Sigil with Dragon Eggs
This is probably my favorite of these patterns. Again, to keep the patterns consistent, I only did the head of the dragon. The three dragon eggs (not pinecones) at the top are suppose to represent the three eggs Daenerys received at her wedding. I was toying with the idea to make them the same colors as in the book (green, cream, and black); but I decided against it because I wanted to stay with the two thread colors for each pattern. 

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Nism Ski Bikes - Funding Campaign

Great dreams come in all shapes and sizes. This dream just so happens to take the shape of a bike... with skis. That's right, a ski bike.

picture of nism ski bike

First of all, the dreamer of this dream is none other than my brother-in-law, Royce McDaniel. He is one of the most kind and compassionate people you will ever meet. He is a wonderful husband to my sister and great father to their kids. But he is also the founder of Nism Ski Bikes. He has brought the dream of a ski bike to reality. And, as in any small business just getting off the ground, he needs funding.  So take a minute to visit the Fundable site, watch the terrific video, read about the company and what it has done so far, and (if you feel so inclined) help fund his company.

NISM Fundable Image

Oh! and it wouldn't hurt to share this with any of your friends or family :)

Monday, November 18, 2013

Doctor Who - TARDIS Cross Stitch

In July, I made a cross stitch of one of my favorite things... the TARDIS from the BBC's Doctor Who.  Earlier in the year, I started watching Doctor Who because I wanted to see why people kept posting it on 9gag and Buzzfeed. I started out watching the first episode of the 9th Doctor. And after watching a few episodes, I fell completely in love with the program. Once I watched all the modern episodes I decided to make a cross stitch of the TARDIS. The TARDIS wasn't too hard to come up with a pattern but I wanted something more. I wanted to put wibbly wobbly timey wimey on it. But I couldn't figure out where it would look best. Then I happened on a site that makes Gallifreyan symbols. I started looking at those and I picked the one I liked the most and started designing that one. But then I realized it was the design from the Master's ring! So I then decided to go with the Gallifreyan writing that is presumed to be the Doctor's name. It took a while but I managed to make what I think is pretty much the best cross stitch pattern ever :) I have uploaded the pattern on Etsy, just in time for the 50th Anniversary special:)

TARDIS with the Doctor's name
You can buy the cross stitch pattern here ---> and for a limited amount of time you can get it 50% off by using the coupon code "DOCTORWHO50TH"!!!!!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Etsy Shop

I am pleased to announce that I finally have an Etsy shop. Right now I only have one item. But since it's a digital download, I will never run out. It's a religious item so I don't think that it will be extremely popular but since the software I'm using will only let me do one color at a time, it's the only pattern I had that only required one color. But here's the link and you can check it out :)

My First Etsy Item



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