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Craft Fair

I meant to do this post on Sunday, but uh…I went home. To Skyrim. Had a day’s rest from crafting!
As I’ve previously posted, I’ve been making things for a local craft fair, which was held on Saturday. It was my first event and it went a lot better than expected! I actually sold a few small items and several people took my card, which was great. πŸ˜€
I think the thing I liked most was how many people were interested in my crafts and how I like to use things from video games.

Here’s a picture of my table.

I had some more stuff behind! Some of you might recognise a few of the items up there, but there was a lot of stuff I made especially. And here they are (lots of pics!):

There was also a Sub Zero from Mortal Kombat (Mega Drive/Genesis version) that I don’t seem to have a picture of yet. I will get one!
And I forgot to get a picture of the yellow Pikachu scented sachet, but that one sold! I shall have to make another one πŸ˜€

So, that was my craft fair. I’m doing another one at the end of October, so I hope to be better prepared for that one. Any tips for that sort of thing will be greatly appreciated! πŸ˜€

Now I’m back to working on my second piece for the Sprite Stitch quilt, and also another secret project. Coming up will be a bunch of birthday presents too…!

And finally, I want to add a quick apology to everyone in the July IHSW – I didn’t get around to looking at all your blogs! I’m so sorry! I was just so busy, I did nothing but stitch for what felt like forever. The August IHSW is this coming weekend, so I will definitely try to catch up with you all! ❀



That time again, huh…

OK! Short post, because I really have to get back to stitching!
Here’s what I’ve been working on at the weekend. (Mostly.)

All stuff for the upcoming craft fair. Here we have: PEGI bad language icon (WIP), Mario shrooms, a Gracidea flower from Pokemon, a ton of Pokeballs, a Chao and some edibles from Shining Force III (WIP). Should be finished with the stitching part of this batch today or tomorrow (hopefully), at which point I start the next bunch of stuff! Still need to add the finishing parts though (badges, magnets, frames etc).

And hopefully I’ll be able to get around all the blogs this time, see what other people have been doing with their weekends! πŸ˜€

Lots of stitching!

It’s been too long since I last posted something here. Life has been busy, personal stuff, stitching stuff, all kinds of stuff. But I have a whole bunch of stuff to share!

I got around to framing my Feena and Justin pieces, they are now up for sale in my Etsy shop.

Another Skyrim piece, also for Etsy (and to prevent loitering in general).

One more Shining Force III icon, a cute little thing called “Charm”!

A couple of gifts for people who (still) haven’t received their stuff in the mini-swap we at Sprite Stitch in September/October.

I’ve also completed a Streets of Rage piece, a retro-style FFXI piece and a Breath of Fire III piece, but don’t have good pictures of them yet (soon, I promise!) πŸ˜€

And I’m working on more stuff for my shop, a piece for the Sprite Stitch 2012 quilt (I’ll be putting WIPs of that up in the next week) and a commission piece!
So I shall be incredibly busy stitching!

Small pieces

Hello again all. Hope you had a lovely Christmas / Significant Holiday! πŸ˜›
Just a brief post with some new pieces, all small!

First, my entry into the Sprite Stitch mashup challenge!

Skyrim + LttP = very cheesy entry. But it was enjoyable to make! πŸ˜€

Next, my tree decorations from Shining Force III!

I’m putting felt backs on these now. I didn’t get around to it before Christmas as everyone in my house had the flu! I want to put icons like these in my Etsy shop, so I will be making more! πŸ˜€

Sprite Stitch Quilt Finished~!

tnitnetnyΒ really pulled out all the stops on this one. It only took her a couple of days to complete our quilt, and here it is:

She also embroidered the Sprite Stitch and Child’s Play squares!
I love how it turned out, and I want to thank everyone who got involved πŸ™‚
Our plan now is to get organised and send it to the Penny Arcade / Child’s Play dinner where it will be auctioned off. Hopefully someone there will love it as much as we do, and give lots of money! πŸ˜€

Some other news now.
I haven’t been posting anything I’ve made lately because I’m working on a set of gifts in the current Sprite Stitch mini-swap. When my partner receives them, I’ll be able to post about them here. What I can say is the first one (that I’m working on now) is turning out really nice!

Also, someone on deviantArt told me that Game Arts tweeted about my Justin and Feena stitchings on their Twitter! I have thanked GA, of course, and they told me they were “very impressed” ! That made me happy πŸ˜€
Many thanks go to all the people who found me because of that tweet, fav’d my work, and added my stuff to their dA group, #Icarians!

Back soon with more stuff! πŸ™‚

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˜€

Busy busy…

…as always! I’ve been hard at work on many things lately, but I got my Shining Force I square all finished – and just in time for the 20th anniversary of the Shining series. My Anri stitching made it to Camelot at roughly the same time! I hope they liked it πŸ˜€

Anyway, here’s the finished square:

I’m so happy with it – it really turned out quite well. And I actually played this bit of Shining Force I on Tuesday morning! (Although, I had Gong in my force…whoever took the screenshot I used for the pattern hadn’t picked him up yet! But that’s one for the Shining fans :D)

After the Shining Day in my house, I decided to crack on and start Shiva from FFX. Haven’t done a lot yet but here it is anyway:

It’ll be a little bit more recognisable next WIP – I hope πŸ™‚

In my last post, I mentioned the Pokemon quilt project. I’ve been working closely with Faewren (a member of Sprite Stitch) and we’ve put together what we now call the Patchwork Pokemon Gym.Β I started a blog – http://patchworkgym.wordpress.com and Faewren (with her husband) set up some forums – http://www.patchworkgym.com/forums/index.php. It’s going quite well so far! ^^Β I also hope to be able to help out with the stitching at some point, but that all depends on how my current stuff goes!

Squares update

Back on to the squares this week! The Alis square is finished and the Shining Force square is progressing nicely.

Hopefully the SF square will be done this week, as I really need to increase my work rate.

In other news…

My Shining Force parcel got to Moogie of SFC this week, and she will be sending it on to Camelot with all the other gifts and letters very soon. I hope they like it!

At Sprite Stitch there is some talk of a Pokemon quilt – with sale proceeds going to a charity that is helping out with the situation in Japan. I can’t take on anymore stitching at the minute, but I have offered to help out with any web support they need – such as managing a blog etc. More news to come on that project, I’m sure.

I am in the process of updating my pattern collection, and also making the list of Littlemojo’s Pokemon pdfs – the patterns area will be revised very soon!

And that’s about it for this week! πŸ˜€

Shining Force SOS!

Howdy everyone, sorry for lack of posting – I’ve had the flu recently and so have had very little to report πŸ™‚ But, let’s crack on…

Recently, as I was browsing the interwebs, I visited a site that I used to frequent a few years ago – Shining Force Central. Reading bits and bobs, I was reminded that the 20th anniversary of the Shining series was coming up (March 29th).Β I discovered that SFC had put out something of a clarion call to Shining fans…a call to aid in their campaign to save the series…a call which I heard loud and clear.

What the campaign requires of fans is that each of us write a letter to Camelot, the developers of the proper Shining Force series. Not exactly to beg for a new SF game (I don’t count the recent incarnations knocked out by Sega) but more to offer thanks for the last 20 years. Of course, should a new and true SF come out of it then that would be great!

We could also include a gift or some fanwork – and so I came up with a pattern for a stitching of Anri from SF1. Of course, my luck determined that I should suffer from flu that night and for more than a week after I made the pattern…but as soon as I was better I stitched it up! And here it is:

I’m really pleased with how it turned out, even though I had to cut it down from the original idea – I was going to include Anri’s sprite and portrait from Shining Force CD (where she is around 20 years older and a queen) but having the flu really slowed me down, so I found I didn’t have the time. But, like I said, definitely pleased with how it is!

I’ll be sending it to Moogie of SFC on Monday, along with my letter, and hopefully my brother and sister will also be writing letters too. And, to top everything off, we will be having a Shining birthday party on the 29th!

Follow the campaign trail at http://sos.shiningforcecentral.com/

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!