I actually managed to complete some stitching last night! I am very happy with my progress, and hope to get a little more done tonight. (But first, a quick Kingdom Hearts 2 break. c: ) I didn't feel like sitting at the computer, so I decided to get a little crafty. I made two barrettes for Samara, and I might make a few more. I wasn't too happy with one in particular, why I didn't work on the others, but looking at it with some sleep, it's pretty darn cute!
It was so hard cutting the felt straight, and then I didn't even sew on the picture straight! Augh! But aside from the slight loopsy to it, I think it's super adorable. I just took a Pokemon card (a spare one, don't worry! But why does it still feel like blasphemy?) and cut it up, then sewed it onto a piece of felt. Added some beads, and threw it onto a hair clip. I didn't want to use hot glue because I figured, constantly bending the cardboard to open and close the clip would wear the glue, making it fall apart. I had this happen with my Pokeball hair clips. They fell off!
I wasn't done sewing, so I took three satin stars, and sewed them together. I still need to glue them to the barrette, but it's basically done. It's just as cute in my opinion!
I also started on a new pattern. As I said, I wasn't near the computer, which holds 95% of my patterns, so I had to scrounge through my pattern books. Most of them are far too large, what with Christmas looming nearer, so I chose this small one. I found it at a thrift store for only 50 cents! Unfortunately, I can't find it on the internetz, so I can't show what it should look like. I didn't cross stitch for long last night-- I was pretty sleepy, so all I got done was one guinea pig's bottom.
So beautiful, is it not? But no more procrastinating. I have to get the Fairy Silhouette finished tonight, in time for Samara's birthday! More updates for you tomorrow, so until then, lots of stitches! xoxox