Too hot to stitch fast?

I think it has been. It’s been in the high 90’s to low 100’s for over a week, which puts me in a non-stitchy mood, since we’ve only just yesterday installed the swamp cooler. Oh well, at least I got a little progress done:


I know it’s a really short post this week, but I’ll try to make up for it next week with lots more progress (and maybe another project)


So until next time, Happy Stitching!

I feel so far behind!

This has been a slow week for stitching! I’ve decided I’m going to stitch Draculaura’s skin last, so it can be a kind of fill in the blank thing. Hopefully I’ll still be able to finish her by the end of the month. Here’s what she looks like now:


I haven’t really done anything else stitching related. Though I did get a square of black fabric in, that I plan to stitch ‘tomb sweet tomb’ onto, with a little skull, and a little coffin, and I think it will look adorable when finished.

So here’s a picture of Spooky! She wasn’t cooperating so it’s not the best picture, but still:


That’s all for now. Until next week, Happy Stitching!

A small finish, and some Maynia progress

I finished my ‘Crypt Sweet Crypt’ project! It’s small, and simple, but I think it looks nice. I’ve even posted the pattern for sale in my etsy shop, if you’re interested. Here’s what it looks like:


Last week, I also dyed up some fabric! I found some plain aida at a local thrift store, and decided to dye it ‘denim blue’ much like in the picture above, but then I overdyed it with ‘golden yellow’ to make it a lovely shade of monster green:


Since then, I’ve been working on a Maynia project: Draculaura from Monster High. I’m not as far along on it as I want to be (story of my life lately lol) but I’m sure I’ll finish it fairly soon:


Lastly, a picture of Crookshanks, because he’s adorable. There will be a picture of Spooky next week.


Isn’t that little fluffy goober adorable?


That’s all for now. Until next week, Happy Stitching!


Finally a couple finishes!

Its about time! I feel like I really fell behind at the end of last month, but I managed to scrape by with a 6th finish. While I’m still not working on the Pika Pile, I finished the Ravenclaw crest last week, and will be on the lookout for a nice frame for it:


Not bad, right? I’m sure my little sister will love it.

Yesterday I finished the Deadpool pattern from Sprite Stitch. It turns out the fabric I selected wouldn’t fit the whole thing, so I just did the first page, and it looks great!


While I didn’t work on it past Sunday, I did do a decent amount of filling in on the Pika Pile after my previous post.


Lastly, I started a new project. This one should be fairly short so I can get to working on Draculaura again. It’s one of my own making, and will be included in the ‘Gothic Homemaking’ set, in a line called ‘home sweet home’ where it’s really just a bunch of different fonts, each one saying a ‘creepy’ version of home sweet home. The one I’m stitching right now is ‘crypt sweet crypt’.


It’s being stitched on a bit of fabric I got at the thrift store, and dyed with Denim Blue Rit dye.


That’s all for now, so until next week Happy Stitching

I have vastly overestimated myself

I am nowhere near as far along as I thought I’d be with my stitching.

Last week, I ran out of the blue thread I was using for the Ravenclaw crest when I was only a single evening’s stitching away from finishing it. Blast! And the store didn’t have any of it in until today, so hopefully I’ll get back to it soon. Here’s how it looked when I left off:


You see? I’m so freaking close!

When I realized I couldn’t work on Ravenclaw anymore, I switched to the Pika Pile. That’s where the real problem began. I’ve been so slow stitching on it, that I don’t even know if I can finish it before the month is out! At least it looks adorable:


That’s all my stitching for this week. However, I do have plans to create two series’ of patterns for my shop, or possible book-publication. One is a sort of Gothic Homemaking series, inspired by Aurelio Voltaire and his youtube series of the same name. The other is mostly myths and beliefs involving the supernatural from around the world. I’m rather excited about these two, and I hope you guys like the patterns once they’re released!

In other interests, I saw the new Pirates of the Caribbean today. I went in unsure of what to expect. Judging from the previous installment of the series, I didn’t even know if I’d like it, but holy heck did I love it! It had humor, thrills, and great effects. If you like the series, go and see the new one!

Until next time, Happy Stitching!


So much back stitching, and a slight change in plans

On Sunday, I worked on Wonka, as planned (it’s a jewel toned purple, I swear):


But Monday came with a change of plans. I couldn’t find my black yarn ANYWHERE, so I couldn’t work on Lucille. Oh well.

What did happen is that I managed three finishes! Three! In one week!

First was Pooh Bear (picture was pre-ironing, of course):


Then there was the Boondock Saints Prayer:


Right after I finished that one, I started a side project. My little sister’s birthday is in October, and I wanted to make sure I had her present done way ahead of time, just in case it took longer than expected. I knitted a Quiddich sweater for her in Ravenclaw colors (I finished it a while ago) and decided to use waste canvas to stitch on a small shield on the left front. It’s not my greatest stitching, but it’s not bad for my first time using waste canvas, and stitching on knitted fabric (thanks to Emma’s craft projects blog for the free pattern!):


Since then, I’ve been working on the Ravenclaw Crest (my little sister’s Christmas present):


With four more projects left that I want to finish after this one, I hope I have enough time this month for all of them. If I don’t, no big deal, but I think it would be freaking awesome to know I started and finished ten projects in a month. How did Maynia go for you guys? If you didn’t participate, how did May go for your in general?


That’s all for now. Until next time, Happy Stitching!

Another finish! And so many more starts.

We are nearing the end of my 15 day Maynia (tomorrow!) and I’m on track to finish 9 or 10 projects for the month!!!!!

Sunday, as I said last week, was the start of the Deadpool project. I did a decent amount there, having about half of Deadpool’s outline, and I did the whole speech bubble, including the word ‘ouchie!’:


Monday I spent most of the day in town because I caught the Matinee of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (such a great movie!) and then was delayed at the store (Pharmacies. They can take a while.) But I did manage to start Draculaura:


Tuesday I went Disney, and started my ‘fancy Elsa’ project:


I did a decent amount on her by the evening, so I decided to go back to Robin Hood, and finish that one up. It’s supposed to say 1,000 Pound reward, but I think The Sheriff took one of the zeros so he could keep a bunch of money for himself:


Wednesday I started my little sister’s Christmas present, the Ravenclaw crest. This one should be another very quick stitch:


Thursday was Pikachu day. I have a few problems with the pattern itself, but otherwise, it’s cute and I like it. It should go fairly fast from here, as I’ve done quite a bit of outlining:


Friday I started Carl. It really doesn’t look like much, but it’s a good sized chunk of black in his hat:


Since I did 6 lengths of black thread on that by the evening, I decided to go back to Pooh Bear and work a bit on that. I finished Piglet and a bit of the background that day:


Saturday was kind of a slow stitching day. I started the Disney Princesses pattern from Sprite Stitch, and only managed a bit of the border, but hey, it looks good:


Today I’m going to start Wonka after I finish this post, so there’s no picture yet, but I’ve decided to stitch it in a nice purple thread on the orange fabric.

Monday is my last day of starts and as I only have one project left, you can probably guess that it’s going to be Lucille the baseball bat. Everything is all ready for it, and I look forward to finishing it up and sewing it onto a pair of sweats.

That’s all the pictures this week. Since there are so many, I’ve decided not to include cat pictures this week, but if you want extra ones next week (as long as there aren’t a whole lot of finish pictures) just let me know!

Until next time, Happy Stitching!