Saturday, July 5, 2014

More stitching.

I am obsessed. I'm not sure if I feel it is a problem because I am having too much fun with it. All 2 inches or smaller.

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Nothing quite as soothing as stitching

I have been pretty much consumed by embroidery lately. I love experimenting with stumpwork techniques to give even more layer and dimension to what I work on....and in the last week I've come down with a really annoying case of vertigo which makes it tough to move around too much without getting really dizzy, so I've parked it on the couch with my fabric and floss, a needle ready to go, and gone stitch crazy. Some of these were made for other people, some were made just for me, and at some point I think some will end up in my etsy shop as an experiment to see if anyone would like to buy that sort of thing. They're all 2" square (so far - I will challenge myself to go smaller!). There is definitely a more natural flora and fauna type of thing going on in a lot of the squares...I'm not sure if I'll purposely keep going in that direction but we'll see.

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There will be more...oh yes, there will be more.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

I really wish I knew how to type out the Super Mario theme song for this title...

...because it would be so appropriate for the most recent bag I've created!!


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I swapped recently with an awesome lady in Canada who loves videogames, and more specifically Mario. Mario is my old school gaming jam!....and really my only gaming jam...I have always had a hard time getting into other games overly much (with the exception of Super Nintendo's Donkey Kong and the subsequent permutations!) but Mario always was fun to play and totally engrossing. So I loved the chance to tackle a new theme, and especially one I could relate to so well.

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I even went as far as to custom print the lining for the bag!

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Once I finished making the bag, I had to keep going on the patches because I was having too much fun. My partner is also a huge Zelda fan, so I had to make some patches for that. I did have a little help on those from my boyfriend since he is apparently the Zelda authority in our home (and I know almost nothing except what I was able to glean from the internet) but I love how the came out anyway, and I think they were very much appreciated.

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Lesson learned? Let me make you an awesome bag of your own of a theme you love!! I want to do it!!

Embroidery, my longtime love

I've been busy these last few months. I apologize for not keeping up here. Can I make it up with a funtime photodump? I'm wondering if I should try putting some embroidery pieces in my shop just for shits and giggles, to see if anyone would be interested in buying..Anyway onto the photos.

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The next month and half are not likely to be any less busy. We're moving to a new apartment mid-July so that'll involve packing up most of our crap and schlepping it to the new place. But I will enjoy destashing and getting rid of all the junk cluttering our lives that we never use. Wish me luck.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

A Thank You is long overdue.

I've been attempting to sell the things I make for 2 years now. I know I have accomplished more than I thought I would when starting this out, and that I still have a lot more to learn. But it would mean nothing without all the beautiful people that support me and give me words of encouragement to keep going. Because of that, faithful reader, I want to thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. You are one of the reasons I continue to play and create and explore the limits of my imagination and what I can do. So for the month of May I want to offer you a coupon to my etsy shop. 20% off your total purchase using the code 20HAPPY. Thank you so much for just being there.

Also, just one of those pesky little learning things...I got an email a few weeks ago via etsy regarding my Hunger Game themed bags...Essentially it was a cease and desist order from Lionsgates Films. Of course I took down the bags from my shop right away, but I found it very curious that I was asked to do that and yet there are tons and tons of shops on etsy that continue to carry products that are essentially Hunger Games themed as well. I'm certainly not one to begrudge anyone else the right to sell their stuff, but why me? Anyway, these bags are still available for sale though I won't be relisting them on etsy. If you're interested in purchasing them please send me a private email to, price will be negotiable, and payment will be accepted through paypal. Here are some pictures to refresh your memory of the awesomeness that is the Hunger Games...

Bag 1:

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Bag 2:

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Thanks again so much for all the love and support. You guys are the best!
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