Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Fashionable and Fabulous Reader Projects!

Hello! As promised yesterday, I have some extremely spiffy projects from readers, so before going on about completely irrelevant things too much, I will actually post the aforementioned projects, starting with M.Y.C.'s video of a beaded Brainy Smurf, taken from one of the first patterns posted here!

Just as was the case with her adorable video of her Ponyo beadwork, I'm really fond of this video and impressed by the beadwork itself! Brainy Smurf looks perfect, down to the Smurf blue beads (which are probably more accurate than the cartoon itself was, since the Smurfs seemed to change colors every few frames), and it's fun to see how the beading itself was done. Plus, the song that plays in the background of the video is really cute sounding, which is always a nice touch.

The next project for presentation here was stitched by Tracy, who has a really nifty gallery on Cyberstitchers at this link, and it takes part of the previously posted Hotel Mario pattern and applies it to a lovely green shirt!

The stitching on this project is incredibly tidy and detailed, which is impressive in itself, but even cooler when it's taken into consideration that this was done on waste canvas, which adds an extra layer of difficulty onto any cross stitching project. On her Cyberstitchers gallery, Tracy also notes that the color of the T-shirt also cuts the harshness of the vast amounts of orange in the pattern (which I should probably do something about), making the green of the shirt itself both fashionable and practical! The declaration of membership in Team Mario is cool, too, since Mario's done a lot more princess-saving and turtle-stompin' than several other fictional figures gathering teams right now, not to mention his superior skills in edutainment, athletics, partying, and, of course, toast making.

Though I don't have any other craft projects to put in this post, I do have one last thing to put here in the form of a drawing that DeviantArt's Mimi-Imi did of one of my characters, a girl named Miela that I made up for a short story and then continued to use for the purposes of making stuff up.

It would be quite easy to dismiss this (which can be seen as a full sized image upon clicking on this pretty rainbow text) as being unrelated to this blog, but the first thing I have to say is that it's really cute and I like it, so it gets to stay here. If you look at it, however, it is actually in step with the themes of this blog in that she is stitching something and, just as importantly, in that it coordinates really nicely with the blog's current color scheme, though I think that part is more of a coincidence. Thank you for the drawing, Mimi-Imi!

Anyway, after so many things to post, the only rational thing to do is post the Dork Stitch Gold Star for M.Y.C.'s Brainy Smurf and Tracy's Mario, as well as Mimi-Imi's drawing and all 22 of this blog's followers!

As you can see, rather than being one gold star, this is 29 origami stars (with the very cool Pokemon themed lucky star folding paper designed by Deviant Art's Subtleknees, who you should definitely visit if you want to make lucky stars of your own, since she has tons of cute and interesting folding paper, and the photo taken by my sister, who has the Deviant Art user name of Indieposernerd) in the shape of a heart on a slightly gold-ish background. In terms of accuarcy, it is not very good as a gold star, but I wanted to make something bigger than normal because not only are the projects, as always, really cool, but because I really appreciate the fact that all of you guys watch and read this blog! Thank you for reading these posts, looking at the patterns, and sending in your projects! Without all of that, I'd just be playing Pangya and eating candy right now.

There's not really any significance to the fact that there's 29 of the stars, though. That's just how it happened to work out.

Just as I always say, if you decide to stitch any of the patterns found here at Dork Stitch, or use them for any other craft, for that matter, send me a photo or a video or something and I'll feature you right here! I should be back with a new post very soon, but, until then, have a nice continuing week and a good end of the month!

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