Monday, 27 August 2012

Slytherin Witch Update II

I wanted to update last week, but unfortunately the temperatures around here dropped drastically and I caught a head cold! It's now so cool in the mornings I've been wearing a scarf and toque while delivering papers. I didn't mean to complain about the heat, but I sure do want it back! XD

I'm still not feeling the greatest, but August is nearly over, and it's been 7 days since my last update, so I'm going to force myself to focus and get this done! As stated above, I have an update for the Slytherin Witch!

I finished the rest of the hat (aside from the colour I need to hunt down!) and you can already see the head starting to form. The green belt took forever to complete, for reasons unknown, which is causing me to dread the rest of the green in the pattern! I hope it was just one of those days.

After I reached the end of the hat, I took a break and decide I wanted to try my hand at making a Bicornu. I wanted a simple, easy pattern to begin with and decided I'd turn it into a Christmas present for my Aunt. Unfortunately, it's amazingly difficult to find buttons here in Kamloops, so it's been put to a standstill for the time being. I don't want to finish the stitching, or else I'll want to complete it entirely, but I need buttons to do that! Augh! XD

It was going really fast, and really well, up until my dreams of buying buttons was crushed. ;A; Since then, I haven't bothered with it. (I'm horrible, I know! How do I ever get things done?!)

Recently, a friend bought me a pattern that I've been eyeing for a while now. It's Once Upon A Time by Passione Ricamo, and I am so excited to work on it! I still need to get some fabric to work with, but once I have that, I don't think anything will be holding me back!

That's all for now, so happy stitching! xoxox

Red Biscornu

Monday, 20 August 2012

August IHSW (Day Three)

Ahh! I didn't update on Saturday, and my Sunday update is late! It was far too hot to do much of anything this weekend-- Kamloops was Canada's hotspot reaching all the way up to 38 degrees! And it isn't ending any time soon. We're stuck in a heat wave! It was already 21 degrees at 6 AM today-- utterly crazy!

We moved all our beds downstairs, and have been sleeping in the living room. Feels like a camp out, and least we're avoiding the heat! Unfortunately, the fact all three of us are downstairs makes it hard to keep a lamp on/near me while cross stitching. It kept getting turned off... >.>

So, my IHSW wasn't as productive as I had hoped it would be. First up will be a WIP of the Fairy Silhouette, which I only managed to finished a wing and a half. It was too dark once I started working on it, which required me to hold the aida in an awkward position, so I successfully managed to hurt my arm. ... I haven't work on it since. XD

After I put down the fairy, I procrastinated for a little while. What to work on, what to work on? Eventually I decided to start on a Christmas present, since I had the pattern ready to go. I don't want to leave gifts until December, since then I don't have time for ANYTHING else. I learned.

That is the beginnings of a witch's hat. A Slytherin witch to be exact. ;) It's for the same person as the Fairy Silhoutte, who is a big Slytherin supporter. I'm going to adjust the colours so that it looks like her! Unfortunately, the pattern consists of a lot of black, so I was thinking I could make the hair green, even though that isn't her real life hair colour! (It's very dark.)

The pattern asks for 3 shades of black, one of which I don't have, so I'll need to go thread shopping. That also explains that blank portion of the top. Even if I don't get the necessary colour for a while, it'll be a lot less to stitch come December!

Not a whole lot to update with, but better than nothing! I'm still in a mood for stitching, so I'll take advantage of the early morning before it gets too hot! Till next time, xoxoxo

Blossom Of Winter - Heartstitch Designs
Slytherin Witch - Hazel's Farm

Friday, 17 August 2012

August TUSAL + IHSW (Day One)

Yay! I finally get to participate in the TUSAL/IHSW for this year! It's been far too long, so I won't diddle daddle in getting straight to the point!

First off will be my ORTs. I did have a jar (and a pre-existing bag) but both were lost in the apartment fire. The bag + its collection smelt too much of fire smoke, and the jar... Well, I have no idea WHAT happened to it. Because everything was in the storage unit, mixed in with the fact I wasn't stitching much AND I kept forgetting I needed a new jar, I've been using a plastic sandwich bag (again.).

I don't know why I have a DMC cover in there ( XD) and I threw in some plastic canvas from a Deathly Hallows cellphone charm I made a few weeks ago. Mainly, there are a lot of greens and blacks. Plastic bags aren't so good at layering your ORTs, as they all just pile in whichever way they prefer. More personality I suppose!

Now, IHSW starts this weekend, which I am totally stoked about! I've been in a huge cross stitchy mood as of late, so this gives me a great excuse to literally whittle away the hours with my needle and aida! I'm going to start off this IHSW with a current WIP of a project I started on Tuesday.

It's a fairy silhouette-- a Winter one to be exact, and all that is left on her is her wings and some snowflakes/sparkles. (Not really sure what they are. XD) I'm going to make those glow-in-the-dark, so hopefully it'll look REALLY nice once I reach the end result.

It's for a friend whose birthday is in September. I wanted a head start so I'm not racing within a week's deadline, only to not finish it. I'm VERY happy I chose to do it this way; it's nearly done, and I still have several weeks till her birthday!! Yay! (Now if I can behave and work like this for Christmas!)

I'll post an update tomorrow for ISHW, and if it isn't the fairy, it might be Bulbasaurs! (I'm in a Bulbasaur mood.) Till then, xoxoxo

Monday, 13 August 2012

Final Fantasy VII Logo

Small update today, which is a simple, tiny emblem from FF VII! It's the first project I worked on after moving into the new place, and it only took me an hour or two. It's cute, was great fun to work on, and I had another excuse to work with my brown aida! I think it looks great on the brown.

My younger brother saw it and instantly asked if he could have it; I'm still considering that request! Till next time xoxox

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Pikachu Pile

Ah life, how it gets in the way of your to do lists~

Whelp, today will be a small update. For my mom's birthday, which fell two days before Mother's Day, I figured I'd work on a large project for the two holidays. I started on it about a week before, and made fairly good progress (even though I missed count on two pikachus and didn't notice until I was done the entire black outline! ;A; So two of them are chubby Pikachus... :c ) once I hit the yellow, I just... Stopped working on it. Not sure why.

Of course, I couldn't find my camera, so I wasn't able to take WIP pictures, which saddens me greatly. I really liked watching the progress on this. This is my most current progress thus far:

It's definitely fun to work on, and I really should get started back on it. I just don't focus well! x3 Good thing moms are so understanding~

Till next time, xoxox

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Bellsprout Evolution

When I moved into my new place, one of my best friends helped me out, whereas everyone else bailed out on me. Very tough move, I'll tell ya. But because she spent so much time helping out, I wanted to make her something as thanks, and seeing how her favourite Pokemon is Bellsprout, that's what I made for her! She was very happy when I gave it to her, the smile on her face leaving me quite fuzzy and warm inside. <3

Worked on this over the course of a few days, very on and off, especially at the beginning. I love the greens; it's so vibrant in person! Genis decided to pop in for most of the pictures, looking all wrinkly and cute. x3

I think this one was one of my top favourites, and was incredibly hard to give away, so I can't wait to get started on my own Pokemons to hoard. I'll have to start with my favourite-- Bulbasaur. ;) Till next time! xoxo