Saturday, August 22, 2015

John Deere!

I made this pattern as a gift for my sister's fiance!  He collects John Deere memorbilia, so I thought a fun John Deere stitch would be special. It is based on a vintage John Deere sign.

I'm stitching it currently so I don't have a picture of it stitched up but I would love to share the pattern with you all.  Maybe you have a John Deere fanatic who would enjoy it?


You can click the image which will take you to flickr where you can download the picture.

Would love to see a finished project if any one stitches it!

Friday, August 21, 2015



It's finished!

Here is just the stitching!  I love all of the funky letters and colors.

I decided to finish it using a variation of the "No-Sew Cube."  Instead of a cube, though, mine is a "No-Sew Disc!"  I made it so it can be hung on a wall or stood up on a surface.

It turned out alright.  My friend whose birthday I made it for likes it and that's the important part!  As always, when you try to make something round, it just causes more problems.  I could not get the fabric to lay without wrinkles, so I put some batting under the front, hoping that would help smooth things out.  It maybe did?  Regardless, it was nice to have a finish!

Also another mini-finish/update, I finished the next monster on my Epic Generation One Pokemon Cross Stitch.  Here is Venusaur:

That's 3 out of 151 finished!  Only 148 to go?  Good thing this project is for me!

In other news, I have a TON of new stash and more progress to show, but I think I will save that for my next Flosstube videos!  I hit 500 subscribers recently, and I made this video to celebrate:

So my next video will include progress, stash enhancements, and a giveway!  I made something very special, so look out for a chance to win a stitchy friend... what does that mean?  You'll have to watch and find out!
So happy stitching everyone!  I can't wait for the weather to start cooling down, personally!


Friday, August 7, 2015

Hello everyone!

Today is a day of a little but of everything.  I had my last day of work with the family I have been baby sitting for yesterday.  They moved out of state today.  So I am now unemployed.  Giving myself a day before working hard to find something new!  I have already stitched on three projects, and have plans to stitch some more, as well as writing this post!

I promised last time I would show you some of my works in progress.  I decided to show off my active, versus my dormant, WIPs.  There are more than these, but I will cover them in a different post!

First is my most active WIP at the moment, "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" by Fiddlesticksau on etsy.  I don't have a photo of the finished piece and I don't want to steal her picture, but you can click here to get to her shop and to see what it will look like when finished.

Here is my progress:

I am working on this piece as part of Stitch May-nia (a group of stitchers on Facebook).  They are currently having a Stitch Along called August ABCs, during which you stitch on something with letters or words.  I figured why not pick the "biggest word you ever heard?"  I am hoping to finish this for a friend's birthday this month.  She is a big fan of Mary Poppins!


The next piece is also a Stitch Along!  It is The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery's Storytime Sampler.  Click here to view their page on it.  Each month, they release a new frame with a classic story illustrated within it.  

Here is my progress:

I have finished months January through July.  August just came out and it is the Phantom of the Opera!  I can't wait to stitch it.  I hope to start later today.  As you can see, I did make a few changes.  I added a violin to the Sherlock Holmes frame and changed Peter Pan to a redhead and added the Crocodile.  Tick tock...


The next project is one of a set of six stitches I am doing as a gift for one of my best friends.  He loves the game Pokemon and I had him pick out a team of his favorites to stitch.  This is the third I've done.

This Pokemon is called Honedge.  It is a sword said to be possessed by a vengeful spirit.  I have a bit more light blue and then I will fill in the white that is left.  Not too much more and this will be finished!


Speaking of Pokemon, after stitching them for other people, I wanted to stitch some for myself, so I started my very first "big ass project" or BAP.  It is the Epic Generation One Pokemon Stitch designed by Servotron.  You can find it here as well as see how epic it will be when finished.

I have two Pokemon fully stitched and am working on number 3 (out of 151!)  It is such a fun project!  I love seeing each monster come to life.  I decided to stitch each individually rather than go page by page for nostalgia's sake.


And the last I will include is another BAP.  This is my first full coverage design.  I saw the painting "After the Bath" by Theo van Rysselberghe and fell in love.  Up until that moment, I had no desire to stitch a giant, full coverage design.  I ran the painting through and got a pattern, kitted it up and started right away.

The original painting:

And this is where I am at:

I have only gotten about half a page out of 21 (I think) pages.  I am stitching it 1 over 1 on a 25 ct lugana.  Such tiny stitches, but it should be worth it!


And that is all for now!  I hope to check in once a week to show off progress to you all!  Look for a post going over dormant WIPs and finishes sometime soon as well.

Happy stitching!


Sunday, August 2, 2015

A New Start!

Hello everyone!

Welcome to my new blog!

If you've found your way here, most likely you are looking for images of my cross stitching, or maybe images of my poseable art dolls.  I hope to fill this page with both!  Maybe it will encourage me to take more progress pictures.

My goal for this blog is to be a place I can show progress pictures of my stitching and other crafts, as well as a place where I can offer some freebie patterns in the future.  Maybe I will be able to write at least once a week?  We shall see!

Today for my first post, I'm going to share a few of my finished doll creations.  If you don't know what I am talking about, I sculpt, paint and sew fantasy creatures which are fully poseable, meaning you can take pictures of them doing many things!  It is something I started doing about two years ago and I enjoy working on new critters in my spare time.

I call most of my creatures Weedlings!  They are pretty small beings, all with a deep connection to nature.  In fact, they are all part plant!

This dragon is the one who started it all!  He is based off of my favorite tree, the silver maple.

My second doll, I feel like this fellow is so majestic.  I consider him a dragon horse!

A Quetzalcoatl type Weedling, this lovely lady is one of my favorite creatures to date.  I love her ruff of petals and her silver and pink color scheme!

A sweet looking girl, this Weedling has a crocodilian head and a fluffy coat of green fur.  She has those pretty pink blooms going all the way down her back!

That's all for now!  I hope you enjoyed looking.  Next time I will get in some work in progress photos of my current stitching.

Talk to you next time!