KingCon, Durham City’s first geek convention, was on October 12th. I was super nervous but it turned out to be for no reason, as I had a great time and I did quite well! The thing I worried about most was not having enough stuff, but in the end I didn’t need to worry.
Here’s my stuff, all laid out on my bed the night before the con:
Some new stuff and a few older pieces too. Plenty of variety! Here’s my table at Durham’s Gala Theatre:
I ended up being so busy I couldn’t take any more pictures, but by the end of the day my table was looking very bare! My ever-popular mushroom magnets did well, as did the Pokeball badges. I said goodbye to the Phoenix, Snorlax/Tails and Alisia Dragoon, as well as the majority of the small stitchings. I also sold some of my handmade jewellery too!
There were two things that happened that were really awesome. First, I ran out of business cards, which I can only assume is good. Hope some custom work comes my way from that! The other thing is that when people approached my table and saw that the items were actually stitched, they would smile and say things like “that’s so cool” and “awesome”. I always worry that people won’t like what I stitch but I’m glad I made what I did as they were quite popular!
Anyway, that was KingCon, my first foray into the world of conventions. I’m really looking forward to doing another one, but first I have a load of jewellery to make for a couple of fairs I’m doing with my friend Lynn. Will be posting about my jewellery soon, as well as my finished Nei!
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I didn’t get around to making my IHSW report, but I kept working on Phoenix and it’s now finished! Here it is, before washing.
I will upload better pictures of this and the other FFV sprites when they are washed, ironed and framed. It won’t be too long, because they are coming with me on Oct 12th to Durham’s first ever geek/nerd/comic convention, KingCon! I’ve been working on stuff for it for a while and hope to post about it very soon. :)
Never has a sprite given me so much trouble during stitching! But no matter, because it is done! :D
I love how she turned out. The photo doesn’t even show how nice the blues are, or the pale yellow colour of the aida. The only thing that I’m not entirely happy with is the orange colour, but the more I look at it the more I like it. :)
Next FFV sprite will be Phoenix, which I will start as soon as I’m done with the LttP hearts I’m working on! Hopefully I’ll be able to get a lot done this weekend, as it is September’s IHSW!
I love the sprites for FFV so recently I decided to stitch up a few of my favourites. I chose to stitch Shiva first, because I absolutely adore her in all the forms she’s taken throughout the years.
She still needs washing etc but I think she turned out quite nice. :)
For my second FFV sprite I’ve chosen Calofisteri, otherwise known as WoodSprite. This one is only in the early stages but is going well so far!
I will update with progress on this piece very soon. I’ve been making a load of other things as well and my next post will be featuring some of those!
It has been WAY too long since I last blog’d. I promised myself I was going to blog regularly but it just didn’t work out like that, unfortunately!
I’ve been struggling more than usual with everyday life for about 2 years now and sometimes I have these periods of zero activity. But recently, I’ve kicked myself in the butt and started crafting again! So I figured it was time to blog again, too.
I’ve also been tinkering with the look of the blog, and it may change a few more times before I’m totally happy, so please bear with me while I make up my mind! (Also feel free to leave comments and suggestions, especially suggestions!)
Ivy (that’s my daughter for those of you who know not) will be back at school next week so I will have more time to blog and craft, and that’s when I’ll fill you all in on what’s been going on craft-wise!
Thanks for stopping by and see you next week!
Yep, late with my WIPocalypse and IHSW reports again. Couldn’t be helped though! Anyway, I thought I’d better update you all with what I did.
I combined a goal from my WIPocalypse list with April’s IHSW and worked like crazy on Rika. Here she is before the IHSW:
And here she is after it:
But I didn’t stop there, oh no. Here is what she looks like now:
ALL DONE! Well, I’m not sure if I should add a small black border around her or not, but I’ll think about that for a while. It’ll be ages before the whole project is completed! But for now, I can cross this one off my WIP List!
And it’s May now, so the next WIPocalypse post and IHSW weekend aren’t far off at all. I am going to keep the promise I made to myself from now on – I will blog regularly!
On the project front, I have Nei and Arena to work on, as well as the pile of thank you gifts I need to make. My charity squares as well. Oh, and the Sonic Bedroom too. I also have to get started on a wedding gift for my neighbour and organise the Sprite Stitch swap…the list is pretty much endless. :)
As the title suggests, I haven’t been feeling well recently, so there was a distinct lack of posts – especially the WIPocalypse and IHSW posts. I feel bad about that, because I don’t like signing up for things and then not doing them. But apart from short bursts of energy I’ve spent the majority of my time in bed, so it couldn’t be helped. I started stitching again today, so I know I’m feeling at least partially better. Or maybe just really, really bored!
I’ll be trying to get back on track with things as I improve, so there’ll be updates on projects and stuff soon!
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Has it already been a month since the last one? Eh, I have trouble remembering it’s February and it’s almost March!
Anyway, another month (almost) down and another IHSW too. I didn’t do a lot, on account of having a stomach illness and then some kind of throat infection (I get a lot of these). I was going to stitch Rika as I had wanted it completed by the end of Feb but…well, she has gone missing. I have been moving a lot of stuff around now that Ivy has her own bedroom and so it’s probably under or inside something that I can’t get to right now. So I did a little work on my Arena project (little being the key word here) instead:
And that has been pretty much it for this IHSW! Perhaps next month I won’t be so unwell and can do more!
Whoops! This was meant to be posted on 14th but…ehhhh, due to some shenanigans in my house last week everything has been delayed by a few days. But at least I’m posting, right? :D
So, for those who don’t know, the WIPocalypse is an ongoing stitchalong event hosted by the charming Measi of Measi’s Musings. As its title suggests, it’s all about WIPs and making progress on them! And as per Measi’s rules I will now post the list of WIPs that I currently want to tackle:
Phantasy Star II Nei
Phantasy Star IV Rika intro shot
The Elder Scrolls: Arena (section from the intro)
I’m hoping to complete all of these fairly soon, and may add more to my list as I progress through the year. :)
We may also post each month about a topic set by Measi, and February’s topic is “How many projects do you generally feel comfortable having in progress at a time? Tell us about your one-at-a-time or rotation habits!“
My answer is that I have no upper limit for projects! Or at least, I haven’t reached it yet. I like to have many projects on the go so that if I get a little bored of looking at one, I can change to another for a little while. That way, I’m still interested in the projects and make progress on more than one!
Sooooo…I haven’t exactly made any progress on these projects yet, because I was finishing off the Empress Card I posted about previously. I would have had this in the WIP list had I remembered to post about it a LOT earlier than now, but no matter because it is finished!
She just needs to finish drying and then I can frame her! I really enjoy these tarot cards from Ogre Battle, they are such nice images to work from. :)
Join in with the WIPocalypse by bashing the button on the sidebar! More WIPs next full moon – around March 16th. Toodles!
2013 was a difficult year for me. I had so many personal and health problems that I was completely overwhelmed. But I found that I had true friends who helped me when I needed it, and that gave me hope. So now I’m trying to improve my situation, health and life – I will include some of what I do in my blog, hopefully to help or inspire others. I’ll be losing weight (or rather, fat), getting fitter, learning new crafts and stuff, playing video games again and of course I’ll be stitching more!
And what better way to kick things off than a report on January’s IHSW? :D
Over the weekend, I worked on my current commission for TheChairSlayer. He asked me to stitch the Empress Tarot Card from Ogre Battle, to match the Emperor he already has.
Here it is before the IHSW:
And here it is after the IHSW!
There’ll be more on this piece very soon, and many other things!