Friday, 21 March 2014

floral embroidery... apparently all I do now? Well that and watch the X-Files, those two things.

THIS FREAKIN EMBROIDERY THOUGH. Okay. So it's obviously Scully from the X-Files (PRINCESS DETECTIVE DOCTOR QUEEN OF MY HEART) but I seriously came so close to messing this up and having to throw it away! I couldn't decide what to do for the hair? Like I didn't want to fill it in with stitching because ughhhhhh, so I tried to use markers but I messed it up and it looked a disaster. So eventually I ended up kinda panicking and trying to use felt strips cut up into long pieces and heyyy it actually looks pretty cool! I think! I do like how it came out and it's hanging on my wall now :3

I've been having some issues with my sleep schedule lately so I basically spent a LOT of hours from 10pm to 3am working on this this week. I really like how it came out! I learned French knots!!! I REALLY like some things about it and only kinda like others, but it's good that now I can look at this and know what works and what doesn't. Like for example I probably won't do another red flower like that one. But I love the delphiniums!

And then I made a tiny toadstool necklace pendant :3c eeep I love it. It is for sale, but until someone buys it I am very tempted to wear it around. I think it's soo cute! ps like my turtleneck? TURTLENECKS ARE COOL.

Monday, 3 March 2014

cute stuff ahead!

Hello peaches, how are you all doing? I've been sooo busy lately! Ridiculous! Turns out that your last semester of your last year of University is pretty full-on...who knew, right? Between coursework and my dissertation and applications for next year I'm almost too tired at the end of the day to do any crafting :( But I do still have a couple things to show you!

How cute is this little guy? ♡ I used the Lil Baby Unicorn pattern here, but I did the mane and tail a little differently, as well as the eyes (I am a stickler for yarn stuff, I really prefer my crochet things to be all yarn if I can help it!) and I just love it! Soo cute, so sleepy n content looking hehe :3

Lumpy Space Princess from Adventure Time! I love her a lot. This was fun but also pretty tricky; I happened to have access to fabric paint so thought it would be fun to do the face and arms and body in paint and then embroider the rest, but staying inside the lines is surprisingly hard with fabric paint! And also did you realise stars are hard to embroider?! They really are!

I got some of these really cool pendant frames for embroidered stuff and the first thing I made was a little sunset :)

I think that's pretty much it for now! I just gotta buckle down and get through the next few months and then hopefully I'll have loads more stuff to show you all!