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!
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!
Late again…but you should all expect that from me by now!
I’ve been rather tired lately (more than usual) so I didn’t do a lot for the IHSW, but what I did do was work on my Nei piece a little more. I really want to get it finished soon.
Here’s where I’m at with it:
As you may be able to see, I’ve started to add in the mid-purple tone of the hair. My phone’s camera doesn’t distinguish between the darker purple and the blue aida very well, so hopefully once the rest of the purples are in it’ll look a bit better photo-wise. It’s already looking much better in real life!
So, yes. Not a lot of progress, but some is better than none, right? 😀
I plan to do some stitching this week, some entries for the latest Sprite Stitch challenge, “minimalism” – they should be really quick to make! I will also be grabbing some other pics of recent things to post at the weekend. 🙂
Hope everyone enjoyed their IHSWs, I’ll be touring your blogs shortly to see what you’ve been up to! 😀
So…not exactly when I said I’d post but close enough, right? Right? 😀
I’ll be honest, my motivation level is still pretty low, but I have been doing stuff and I did do some stitching for the last IHSW like I said. Not much, but it was more than I had been doing. Anyway, have some pictures! 😀
This is the Nei project. Before the IHSW her skin tones weren’t fully done, so during the weekend I finished that and made a start on the hair.
Also during the IHSW I made a start on the Blaze from Streets of Rage, I think she was finished by the next Thursday, so I made Adam too! Here they are:
And with the Axel I made a while back:
I’m pretty happy with how they turned out. They need backs and then a purpose…although I have this image in my head. You ever seen a set of three ducks on a wall? Like that. In case you don’t know what I’m on about, I mean ducks like:
Pic of wall ducks I “borrowed” from amazon.co.uk
Only Streets of Rage characters. Don’t ask me why, I have no idea! 😀
I started an Ice Climbers piece for Ivy, she kept asking for me to make it. She chose some ice blue aida. I’m working on it now and it’s not far from being done so will have a picture of that soon.
I was supposed to start making a fabric advent calendar on 1st – the idea was for me to make a number pocket every day. Thought it might help with the motivation! So far…zero pockets. But it’s only the 4th so maybe I can catch up. When I’ve done all the numbers I’ll attach them to a piece of fabric and put it away to use next year (will put treats in the pockets!)
I have been doing other stuff, although right now I can’t think what they might be. Morph balls, possibly…maybe a Black Mage too? When I find out I’ll do another post with pics and stuff. 🙂
Really need to bash my sis around the head for some good pictures of my cosplay too.
Anyway, hope everyone is well and keeping busy! 😀
Posted in My Crafts
Tagged adam, axel, blaze, cross stitch, ihsw, nei, news, phantasy star, retro, sega, streets of rage, wall ducks
You know, I promised myself I wasn’t gonna leave posting until the next IHSW…but here we are again! I’d say I don’t know where all the time has gone, but I actually do know. I’ve been working on my gifts for the Sprite Stitch swap (that’s looking like it’s gonna go right to the wire) and a couple of other projects too. And they are what I worked on during the weekend.
My new favourite project, Nei from Phantasy Star 2. I started this a few weeks ago and have been stitching on and off in between the swap stuff. Over the weekend I did a lot of the skin tones (particularly the lighter part you can see here). About halfway done with this one!
These little shrooms will be for a local craft fair I have coming up in August. I’ll be making a ton of other stuff for that, which I’ll make sure to get pictures of!
And of course, I worked a lot on my swap gifts – I can’t wait to be able to show them to you. Which will hopefully be in a couple of weeks time, when the intended victim receives them! 😀
Oh, and because I’m nice, and because I said I would, I just wanted to let everyone know about a giveaway my friend Philpepe of “Jack and Jill of All Trades” is having. He’s offering a $30 credit to spend on anything in his Etsy store! So, here’s some links to his various online stops! And I believe there are regular sales and things too! 😀
WordPress Blog: http://jackandjillcrafts.wordpress.com/
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/JackandJillofAllTrades
Etsy Store: http://www.etsy.com/shop/jackandjillcrafts
Til next time! (Which is NOT going to be IHSW July!) 😀