Monday, January 19, 2015

Vague Participation in the January 2015 IHSW

Hello! Today is the last day for participation in the first International Hermit and Stitch Weekend of 2015, as hosted by Joysze of Random Ramblings! This is a really cool event where you can look at all the nifty things that a bunch of bloggers cross stitched this weekend. A lot of people have done beautiful and impressive things. I did this.

In case you guys aren't skilled at identifying what a project is by part of the hair and a couple of arm lines, this is stitched from the pattern of Mami from Madoka Magica that I posted yesterday. I started this on Friday, and proceeded to not work on it very hard for a few minutes at a time for the rest of the weekend. I did, however, read a lot, watch some nifty TV stuff, get an awesome Lego cat built, and panic about this week effectively this weekend, though, so it wasn't worthless!

I'm done for tonight, now that that stunning photo is posted, but will be back with another post soon! Until then, good luck stitching faster than I do!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

More Madoka Magica Stuff, Plus A Zero Suit Samus Sprite Pattern Correction

Hello! Tonight, I'm listening to my sister's radio show, drinking hot tea, and posting to this blog, because Sunday night is party time! I'm going to be skirting around spoilers for an anime that's a few years old tonight, so enjoy it!

Pretty soon, it is going to be time for the Academy Award nominee sprite patterns, and a possible set of Lego Movie sprite patterns done out of spite for it not getting nominated for Best Animated Picture. There are a few nominees that I am concerned about my ability to make look distinctive, but there are some others that I know will turn out pretty well. Those should start going up sometime towards the end of the week, though!

For tonight, I have a portrait pattern of Mami from Madoka Magica because I made this and would like to post it. I should probably be doing requested patterns, but instead, I am making patterns of anime characters that match the color scheme I would like to use. It's not that I don't like Mami, but I wanted to find a character that would look nice on light brown fabric, and she seemed like a good choice. Plus, I like her twirly hair and flower pin, so that was a big part of this, too.

This is pretty small for a portrait pattern, because I wanted her to fit an embroidery hoop that I have in my craft box. She has cute doodle-type eyes, though, so I like it. (In case you couldn't tell, this is one of my current projects.) Because of that, it's low intensity and easy to stitch. I hope you guys like this pattern!

With Mami posted, I would like to address a comment made yesterday, by reader Kathryn! As it turns out, I wasn't paying attention during Sprite Patterns December (woah, shocking!), and posted the wrong color key for Zero Suit Samus's pattern! Below is the proper color key, and the original post will be edited to include a link to this post. I think there is probably an easier way to do this, but I am not feeling so logical tonight, so this is what's going on.
This is it for tonight, but I'm participating in an IHSW held by Joysze of Random Ramblings this lovely three-day weekend, so tomorrow night, I should have some sort of photo of how little I have accomplished this weekend! It'll be great. Until then, though, have a nice night and good luck with your own crafts!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Sprite Patterns December Day 31: Closing 2014 With Breaking Bad and Fargo

Hello! This year, I did not do very well with Sprite Patterns December, so I am glad to be done with it after this post. I like the patterns that I have for today, though! Last year, I posted a set of Breaking Bad patterns that was not quite complete, so tonight, I have a pattern of Lydia to go with the rest of them. I should have done this pattern in the first place, but I forgot it, so I did this during one of the AMC marathons from earlier this year. To stay on the theme of critically acclaimed cable dramas, I also have a pattern of Gus from Fargo! I posted Molly earlier this fall, so Gus has just been sitting on my desktop for a while. I'm glad to finally get him posted! Neither of these patterns are too fancy, but I hope to make them both sometime in the future. I hope you guys like them, too!


Well, that's it for Sprite Patterns December, but I still have a lot of cross stitch patterns to post and hope to have a lot of cool stuff for 2015! I hope that all of you have a nice end to this year and a good start to the next one! See you soon!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Sprite Patterns December Day 30: Another Set Finished!

Hello! I'm not totally energetic today, but I'm ready to finish off the Big Hero 6 pattern set! Today I have the last two patterns, featuring Hiro and Baymax, both in their red and purple suits, and I think both of them came out pretty well. They ended up looking so much like characters from Gotcha Force, this Game Cube game about toy robots, though, that it's really odd. I like both of these and hope to make the set someday, since I think they'd make nice additions to my standee collection, so I hope you guys like them, too!


Tomorrow is the last day of Sprite Patterns December, and I don't know what I'm going to post yet. I'll have something, though, so I'll see you guys then! Have a lovely day!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Sprite Patterns December Day 29: Over Half Done With the Big Hero 6 Set

Hello! This morning, while watching a lot of episodes of Parks and Recreation, I finished stitching Baymax! Look upon this wondrous piece of plastic canvas art and praise me! (I don't mean that, but I am very happy with how this came out. It ended up being a fine craft project.)

With that posted, I have two more patterns in the Big Hero 6 set to post today! Today, I have Fred in his kaiju suit, and I'm considering stitching a standee of this pattern to display next to my standee of Newt from Pacific Rim, because I think that they'd be great friends. I can hear my sister yelling "nerd!" about this already. I also have Go Go's pattern, though I think the wheels on her arms and legs make her look like she's from this PS2 game I played when I had chicken pox where it was a racing game, but the cars were people and everyone had their butts up in the air. I don't remember what that game was called, but I know that it existed. Both of these patterns are kind of oversized and have a lot of colors, so they might not be really easy to stitch, but they should come out well. Enjoy them!

Tomorrow, I'm going to finish this set up, and then only one day will be left in the month! It's been kind of a slog this year, so I'm glad I'm almost done. I hope you guys have liked some of the patterns, though! Have a good day!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Sprite Patterns December Day 28: More Big Hero 6 Patterns

Hello! Last night, I was working very slowly, so I have not yet finished stitching Baymax. I am quite disappointed in myself, but no amount of suffering on my part will stop another day of sprite patterns.

I'm actually not very upset at all, and it looks like I'll finish my project tonight. Plus, I have two more spiffy Big Hero 6 patterns for you guys today. For today, I'm posting Wasabi and Honey Lemon, which are probably the two least impressive patterns in the set. I have nothing against them, but in terms of fanciness, they don't have kaiju suits or leg wheels, so tomorrow's post is definitely going to be more intense. These are pretty detailed patterns with piles of colors, though, so though they're not out of the ordinary in terms of size or style, they might be a little more difficult than normal. All of the pinks and purples in Honey Lemon's pattern seem like they'll be especially annoying to get right. I'm still happy with these patterns, though, and hope that you like them, too!


With those posted, I'm done for today and am going to go back to stitching for a while! I'm getting a Playstation TV in the mail tomorrow, so I at least want to get Baymax done before I get the shiny new game machine. Have a good night, and best of luck with all of your craft stuff!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Sprite Patterns December Day 27: The Easiest Pattern of the Month

Hello! Today, I was at McDonalds, eating a Bacon McDouble with a lovely caramel latte, and I was thinking that, if I made patterns of the Avengers and the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy, it would also make sense if I made the cast of Big Hero 6. This was not for thematic reasons so much as it was that my desk at school will be good with Groot on it, but with Groot and Baymax on it, it will be possibly the best desk in the entire university. I spent the afternoon doing all of the main characters, though, and despite the fact that they have some really detailed outfits, I think that they turned out really well! I am going to spend the next few days inflicting them on you guys.

I ended up with seven patterns in this set, because I did two versions of Baymax, so today I'm posting the basic version because I would like to stitch it tonight. This is bigger than a normal sprite pattern, but it's the easiest pattern I've posted all month, so I'm not worried about that. Some of the other patterns in this set are going to be pretty difficult, I think, but this should balance it out.

I'm done for today, because I want to finish my Idolm@ster needlepoint and start stitching this, but I'll be continuing this set tomorrow! Have a lovely night, and I'll see you guys tomorrow!

Friday, December 26, 2014

Sprite Patterns December Day 26: More Fire Emblem Stuff!

Hello! I'm having some trouble with Blogger today, but I have a pattern of Seth from Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones to post. Can you guys let me know if this works? I am not able to access other blogs on Blogger/Blogspot to read them, so I am not sure if this will post or not. If it does, though, I'm very happy with today's pattern. I hope that you guys like it, too!

I'm going to stop fighting with this program and go do crafts or play DS for a while! Hopefully, tomorrow's post will be easier! Bye!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Sprite Patterns December Day 25: So Festive!

Hello, and merry Christmas! My eyes are really buggy today, so I'm just going to post the second half of my Spongebob Squarepants patterns and call it a day. I have some Christmas stuff that I'd like to show off tomorrow, though, so I'll have a longer post then. I hope you guys like these patterns!


Have a happy holiday and a nice day overall! I'll be back with more patterns tomorrow!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Sprite Patterns December Day 24: More Durarara Rubbish

Hello! I don't have any special Christmas or Christmas Eve patterns this year, because Sprite Patterns December has gotten out of my control. I need to do better preparation next year. For today, though, I have two new Durarara patterns, featuring Izaya Orihara, who people may actually want, and Mika Harima, who was a lunatic in a cute outfit. I think I may have made Mika look too much like a Pokemon trainer, but she might just look that way in the anime, too.

Here are the patterns!
I'm done for today, because it's Christmas Eve, I'm lazy, and I want to needlepoint some Space Invaders! I'll be back tomorrow, though, with more patterns! Bye! Have a lovely night!