Non-Writing · Stitchery

Superheroes and a Unicorn

Olivia Kelly requested her favorite attractive sociopath, and I threw in his equally attractive brother.

Loki & Thor.
Loki & Thor

I of course had to do a Wonder Woman for myself.

Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman

 

And MissA wanted this for her room, so it’s on her wall next to the Ninja Turtles. The pattern I bought had a brunette girl, but MissA wanted it to be her. I can’t remember if this pattern comes with permission to sell the final products, but if it does, I could customize the child with hair, eye and skin color. And shirt color too.

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Non-Writing · Stitchery

Thank Your For Being a Friend. And a Teacher

The first one I did when I re-rediscovered cross stitching was a Golden Girls one for Nicole Tersigni.

Thank You For Being a Friend
Thank You For Being a Friend

And I made this for MissA’s teacher as an end of the year gift. She taught the kids to sing “Three Little Birds” so it seemed appropriate. Plus, it was the 1st one I designed myself!

Don't worry about a thing, 'cause every little thing is gonna be all right.
Don’t worry about a thing, ’cause every little thing is gonna be all right.
Non-Writing · Stitchery

Recent Snarktastic Stitching

By far the coolest stitching I’ve done so far, and 1 I designed myself, was a gift for Chuck Wendig, using his slogan of “Art Harder, Motherfucker.”

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I made this as a Christmas present for my dad (thankfully, I don’t think he even knows I have a blog, let alone reads it, so this won’t ruin the surprise). Yes, his name is Dick. Yes, this is totally his sense of humor.

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And this one was commissioned by a twitter friend as a gift for his wife. He asked for a cat that said “Imma cut you.” I designed this and finished it within the day.

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Non-Writing · Stitchery

Teenage Cross Stitch Ninja Turtles

Of course I’ve done a few TMNT stitchings. Like my turtle-obsessed daughter would let me make all these goodies for other people and not do the turtles for her. So she has this hanging on her bedroom wall right next to her bed.

Tiny Ninja Turtles
Tiny Ninja Turtles

I also did a more complicated one for a friend, Liz (because Lizzes are inherently awesome).

The Turtles & Master Splinter
The Turtles & Master Splinter
Wise man say forgiveness is divine, but never pay full price for late pizza
Wise man say forgiveness is divine, but never pay full price for late pizza
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Stitching & Stuff

Today, the profanely wonderful Chuck Wendig posted a blog about 25 Gifts for the Writer in Your Life. And he included a bonus (#26?) of profane cross stitch. Made by ME! So this seemed like an opportune time to toot my own horn a bit about my needlework endeavors.

I like to cross stitch. I learned when I was a kid, but the patterns were all boring. So with all the fun, sassy new ideas out there, and having figured out how to design my own patterns, I’ve picked it up again. I even have lately picked up straight embroidery, which offers more flexibility and is pretty cool.

Thus far, I’ve done mostly stuff for friends. But I have a few extras, so I decided to start an Etsy shop. So, um, you know. Go look. Buy something.

As you see, I also have the option to request a custom order. So I thought this would be a good place to display the various ones I’ve done so far, so you can see what I’m capable of. Some of these are from patterns I’ve bought, not all of which I have license to sell. So I might not be able to make all of them. But most are either ones that allow selling of the finished product or are designs I’ve made myself. And, of course, for the right price, I’m happy to make new designs.

To keep this from being a monster post with tons of pictures that takes a week to load, I’ll break this up into several posts, each featuring 1 or 2 of my stitchings. You can always click here to get them all in 1 place.

Enjoy!