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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. πŸ™‚

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!

 

 

 

Sprite Stitch Squares!

Alliteration aside, those of you who follow what I do here will already know that I’ve completed five squares for the Sprite Stitch charity project.
Today, I cleaned and stretched them all and got a few snaps of them before I send them off to tnitnetny!

Here they are, almost dry, on a bath towel πŸ™‚

People keep asking me if I’m sad to see them go…and in a way I am, because I put a lot of work into these squares. But I’m also happy that they are going off to be part of something special πŸ™‚
Also, I tried to come up with patterns that I liked but wouldn’t necessarily make for myself – for example I love Shiva, but if I was making one for myself, I would choose a different image of her. Same for the rest of the images I used. Also, I have ideas for similar projects but different enough that these squares are all one of a kind items (or I hope they are, anyway!)

I hope that whoever ends up with our finished project takes good care of it, remembers all the hard work we put into it, and ultimately what we did it for πŸ™‚

Lots of thanks go to:
my best friend Nick – for his encouragement and all-round awesomeness
my crazy family – for their support and help with the little things
everyone who commented here on the blog and on deviantArtyour feedback means a great deal to me
and the awesome people of Sprite Stitch!

Well, almost at the end of this project…but of course I have many more lined up, as always πŸ˜€

Great Fairy ~complete~ :D

And here she is!

Photo is appalling, I know – the light wasn’t great. But I’ll be taking photos of all my charity squares once they are washed and straightened out πŸ˜€

Turned out better than I initially thought it would. It was hard work though – this baby has 195 colours! πŸ˜€

As usual, comments are welcome!

Great Fairy ~WIP 2.5!~

Heh, forgot to post the second WIP photo that I took on the 28th, so here it is, along with today’s shot:

I’ve had a couple of days of really going at this one, hopefully I can keep it up! πŸ˜€

Great Fairy ~WIP 1~

Quick progress shot of the next square for the Sprite Stitch charity quilt project!

As you can see, I’m working on the black first, which is around 1/3 of the square’s stitches πŸ˜€
More soon.

Stitching for charity!

Over at Sprite Stitch recently was a discussion on possible charitable projects. Eventually, it was decided that we would make a quilt, with each of us submitting squares to be stitched together. We got a lot of people signing up, so that quilt then became three – a Zelda quilt, a Final Fantasy quilt and a miscellaneous one.

We’re well past the ideas stage and I think that most people have got their patterns sorted – some of us have started work on the squares. Now, I put down ideas for nine squares, that’s three for each quilt:

Top row (misc quilt): Alis from Phantasy Star, Shining Force and Super Metroid;
Middle row (FF quilt): FFX Shiva, FFVIII Rinoa and Cactuar;
Bottom row (Zelda quilt): Golden Goddesses, OoT Great Fairy and LTTP Fairies.

I thought it would be hard to get images to fit the size we all need, which is 96×96 stitches, but by chance I had a lot of good pics that size or similar on my PC – I just had to choose some! I also tried to pick games and pictures that meant something to me personally πŸ™‚

Still not too sure about the third column there, and I do have more images ready to be made into squares. I’ll see how it goes! On to progress!!

Damn those energy-saving bulbs! It actually looks a lot brighter than this in daylight. Ah well. This Alis square is going really well, but I can’t finish it until my new stock of colours arrive. So, before I run out of black, I thought I’d make a start on my next one:

Not much to see here, but there’s the beginnings of the Shining Force square.

Work is ongoing, of course, so I hope to update very soon with more on this great collaboration πŸ˜€ For more infos on the project, please check out the thread on Sprite Stitch to see how we’re progressing!