Streets of Rage Portraits and FFVI Seraphim

Remember that Adam I had a WIP of in my last post (which was quite a while ago, I know) ? Well I went and finished it, as well as the two other characters, Axel and Blaze!

Streets of Rage Portraits

They’re not exactly finished, because they need a wash and a press before I figure out what to do with them. I may get one of those multi-photo frames for them, since it would be a shame to split them up!

I also completed this recently:

FFVI Seraphim

It’s Seraphim (or sometimes Sraphim) from Final Fantasy VI. I had a lot of difficulty getting the colours to look ok, but it turned out nice enough.

In other news: I signed up for KingCon 2015! So a huge chunk of my makes this year will be going there, and hopefully I will have a lot of wares!

Currently working on: Rapidash – will post progress soon.

New year, new projects

Has it really been so long since I posted? I guess I got distracted…again! No matter, here I am back once more and with some stitchings too!

IMG_20150113_180015Here we have a Golden Axe dragon statue, Aarbon from Shadow of the Beast (the purple dude), a lovely fairy from Link to the Past, Shiva from Final Fantasy VI and a grumpy-looking Boo. They’re all on plastic and I haven’t cut them out yet, because I have been busy with my WIPs.

IMG_20150113_180100This will be Adam from Streets of Rage when it’s done. Right now it’s just the black. :)

I know it’s not a new project, but I’ve also been working on my Arena stitching:

IMG_20150113_181653It’s really starting to look like something now, instead of just a weird brown blob!

And finally, KingCon 2015 was announced! I really want to get a table again but the price has gone up dramatically. I think it’ll probably be worth it though. Watch this space!

 

 

 

Merry Christmas!

I know I haven’t been around for a while, health problems and other demands on my time have kept me away from my blogging, although not my stitching! Anyway, I just wanted to make a quick post to wish all my visitors a very merry Christmas and best wishes for 2015!

See you all very soon!

Phantasy Star II – Nei

It has been such a long time since I started the Nei piece, I don’t even remember how long it’s been! I’ve put it aside so many times but I’m glad to say it’s finally finished!

Nei F Close

Phantasy Star II ~ Nei

She’s just waiting for a wash and iron now, after which I’ll measure up and start looking for a suitable frame.

So…I’m back to working on my Arena piece, as well as a few smaller things (to break up all those brown shades!) Will post progress soon!

KingCon 2014

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:
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Some new stuff and a few older pieces too. Plenty of variety! Here’s my table at Durham’s Gala Theatre:
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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!

FFV Phoenix

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.

FFV Phoenix

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. :)

 

Calofisteri finished

Never has a sprite given me so much trouble during stitching! But no matter, because it is done! :D

FFV Calofisteri Finished

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!

FFV Sprites

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.

FFV Shiva

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!

FFV Calofisteri

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!

 

 

 

I’m back (again)!

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!

Late reports (again!) – WIPocalypse and IHSW April

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:

Rika WIP 14

 

And here she is after it:

Rika WIP 15

 

But I didn’t stop there, oh no. Here is what she looks like now:

Rika Finished

 

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. :)

Toodles!