Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Look At This Little Twin Stars Cross Stitch Flyer I Got! (Piles of Photos)

Hello! This post is going to be pretty pointless, since there will be no patterns or anything like that. I have, however, by selling out and doing my internet searches with Bing instead of Google, been able to continually earn 3 dollar gift cards to Amazon.com, which I can then spend on a variety of really dumb things. I earned another gift card last week, and while I was doing weird item searches on Amazon instead of actually being useful, I found a Little Twin Stars cross stitch booklet from 1984 that I could pretty much get for free. I couldn't find anything online about what patterns were actually in it, other than photos of the cover, so for today's post, I scanned the finished project pages, both to show off and so that other people who want the book can see what patterns are actually in it. I don't have anything for the patterns themselves, but the charts are really clear and big, with three different brands of floss listed in the keys. Plus, the weird sayings that are added to most of the charts are completely removable, which is going to come in handy for when I actually make this stuff.
To start things out, here is my incredibly exciting scan of the cover. The book is used, so it's not in perfect condition, but I think it's still pretty good. The inside of it doesn't look used at all. Also, do you guys like how artfully I blurred out the original owner's name? You can't tell there was ever anything there at all.
Next in line is my incredibly advanced reconstruction of the booklet's center pages. If you click on it, the patterns are pretty easy to see, but I was able to find text free versions of most of the pictures that they must have used to make these patterns online. The one in back on the left page, where they're sitting on the fence in front of the picturesque country house, because I guess that's where you hang out if you live in the sky, looks really fun to make. It looked like, from bing and google image searches, Sanrio likes that picture, too, as the drawing of it popped up over and over again, both with and without the mysterious house. I kept seeing this version of it, linked from Pinterest boards that linked to blogs that linked back to Pinterest, making it impossible to trace the source. (My educated guess would be that it somehow came from Sanrio.) I might use the bright pink grass when I make it, though, because that's more fun than the green in the book, and also slightly more terrifying.
This is the photo page from the front half of the book, featuring my favorite thing in the whole booklet- the inexplicable teeth brushing pattern. I looked this up, because I couldn't decide which country to blame the strangeness of it on, but then found a photo of it on some stickers on soCal72girl's Flickr page. Because it's hard to see the pattern in this image, I am posting the sticker version of it, too. (The sleeping picture isn't in the actual pattern.)
I can't decide if I like this pattern because it's of a really boring subject or because Lala seems to be really, really angry that she just had to brush her teeth. I'm not even sure that Sanrio has properly proven that the Little Twin Stars have teeth, so that might just make the whole thing worse. Maybe that's why she looks like she wants to tear Kiki's head off over dental hygiene. Without her obviously enraged cartoon face, though, I don't think that I'd make this pattern, so it's probably her unquenchable rage that makes the whole thing. Also, I think that I'll use the colors from the stickers when I stitch this, because it could be easy to get tired of stitching all of that pink and blue hair.
Here is my last picture from the book, which is the page of photos from the second half. I know that a lot of you who read this blog are Sanrio fans, too, so do any of you know if the picture of them praying on a cloud is from other Little Twin Stars art or products? It was one of two that I couldn't find in any other form (the other one being the one from the center where Kiki is playing trumpet and Lala is passive aggressively not playing the harp), but this one seems a little more out of place. I wouldn't be surprised if Sanrio drew both of them, but the two that I can't find elsewhere are the two that the pattern maker put religious sayings on, so I'm kind of curious about it. If anyone knows, please leave a comment about it! Other than that, though, I really like the pattern way in back where they're on the shooting star with woodland creatures who seem to be taking the whole ordeal pretty well.

I think that I've done enough blogging for tonight, but if you stumbled across this blog looking for information on the Linda Dennis book of Little Twin Stars cross stitch patterns, I hope it was useful to you! I've seen photos of two other Sanrio fliers with her name on them, too. One is a Hello Kitty one that looks kind of strange and off from the cover, and the other is a My Melody one that looks really nifty. I think that this can keep me busy for quite a while,though, and I hope that you guys liked the photos! I'll be back really soon with some new sprite patterns, so thank you for sitting through this post.

2 comments:

  1. Hola,me podrĂ­as decir por favor los colores de DMC que llevan en pelo de kiki y lala??? Gracias

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    1. Los colores son DMC 826 y DMC 957! (Lo siento, mi espanol es malo.)

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