Sunday, May 31, 2015

Okay, Cross Stitch Pattern Making Is Once Again Fun

I have been feeling kind of blah about this blog lately, but today, I went to Anime News Network and saw that Sanrio had designed one Hello Kitty to look like each character from Love Live School Idol Project, and then I suddenly wanted to make every cross stitch pattern ever. I got started on that set this afternoon, and will probably start posting patterns from it later this week, because they're cute and fluffy and in bright colors, and I want all nine of them to be on my wall. After working on those for way too long, I went to turn on my TV and HBO Go wasn't working, so I came back to my computer and started working on sprite patterns again, which was also fun. When I went to actually chart things, it got a bit iffy, because I forgot what sizes I copy and pasted all of the pattern elements at, which is why when you look at tonight's pattern, you may feel like the preview image is a little too small. It's a cool pattern, though, so I'm sure you can deal with it.

Tonight's post is for a sprite pattern of Imperator Furiosa from Mad Max: Fury Road. (If you are surprised by this, I think it might be the first time you have been to this blog.) I made it because this blog needs more cross stitch patterns of people with robot arms who drive semi trucks from hell, but am pretty happy with how the pattern came out. The outfit I gave her in the pattern is a composite of a couple different ones, because I wanted to stitch her on black fabric, but I think the point comes across well enough. I'm probably going to use silver floss for the arm and belt buckles, too, but it's totally up to you if you want to suffer through metallic floss or not. Anyway, here is the pattern!

I'm going to go stitch this now, while listening to my sister's lovely radio show, and then I am going to watch Game of Thrones and Silicon Valley, as the internet has stopped failing me. Soon, I'll be back to post some really frilly-girly nonsense, but until then, good luck with your crafts!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

A Fancy Avengers Sprite Pattern That Was Difficult to Make

Hello! I have not been blogging much lately, mostly because I did not really want to and felt like my head was going to explode. My Spring 2015 semester of pursuing an MA in History sucked, partially because my classes were stressful (though I was getting straight As, which is cool!), partially because I had a very strange roommate situation, and, in the last chunk, partially because I was panicking over work stuff. All of that went by, and I intended to get back to blogging nicely, but last week, I broke a futon, thought I was going to lose my summer work for a very stressful day, and stabbed myself in the hand with a kitchen knife because I was trying to make a nice sandwich and had an unfortunate coughing fit while doing so. These things were also not conducive to blogging.

Things have gotten way better! I got a new, not campus-owned apartment with people I get along with, have a tuition waiver job next year and work for the summer, and, of my three classes next semester, have one on American feminist histories and another on using real historical methods to study Game of Thrones. From here, I should be able to blog a lot more.

Though I am blogging right now, I can tell you now that if you have requested something from me, I probably have not made it. My current desktop patterns to chart and post are, in terms of sprite patterns, some more stuff from Avengers: Age of Ultron and the equally popular Project Justice, a Dreamcast fighting game. Inexplicably, I also made a very nice portait pattern of Plucky Duck from Tiny Toons while I was throwing a mental snit fit about the internet's lack of Tiny Toons patterns. (I loved that show when I was a kid, so I felt it was necessary.) I also have a Walking Dead sampler I'm working on, because every well put together room needs a shout-out to Terminus, but I want to stitch that before I post it. There's also a lot of half finished stuff.

Anyway, I did not really want to post tonight, but I got sick of watching TV and wanted to accomplish something, so here I am! Tonight, I'm back to my Avengers rubbish, because I like making sprite patterns of characters from Marvel movies, with this super-impressive pattern of Falcon, who first showed up in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. It's probably the best in the new round, so I'm wasting my grand finale here, but I don't care. Designing the wings and, suprisingly, the sunglasses for this pattern sucked, so I'm showing it off! Plus, I posted Bucky last, so I'm sticking with a theme, I guess. Here is the pattern!

I have four more Avengers patterns left to post, but don't really know when I'll be posting them. I'm sleepy now, though, so it won't be tonight! Thanks for reading, and have a good week!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

You Win, Here Is Bucky.

Hello! I made a bunch of new patterns today after having seen Age of Ultron, which I will start posting tomorrow. For today, however, I am posting a sprite pattern of the character most requested here by a longshot, Bucky Barnes, in the Captain America: The Winter Soldier outfit. I am not really sure why Bucky is so popular, but I made the pattern anyway, so here you go! I hope that all of you who wanted this pattern are pleased.

I am done for today, but, like I said, I'll be back again tomorrow with some new Avengers patterns! Until then, good luck with your crafts and stuff!