Monday, February 22, 2010

Cross-Stitch, Wedding Planning, V-Day Gifts

WHEW! I have BEEN busy! Over the last few weeks (about 2.5) I've cross-stitched Zoey from The Pretender, Han Solo from Star Wars, Bria Tharen from the Star Wars novels, Jayne from Firefly. I've created one of those great card books found at crafster and a wedding planning dream album. NOT to be confused with the wedding planner. More information found below! Enjoy the descriptions and the pictures:

First up is Zoey from The Pretender. She's stitched in the same style as Mr Raines and Miss Parker:

Next is the third Star Wars character in the same format as Queen Amidala and Princess Leia. He came out much cuter than I thought he would. Mace Windu is up next!

And a picture of all three:

They look a little different in size even though they are all the same size. Amidala's head looks SO much bigger but I think that's becuase of her head piece. :)

The last cross-stitch of the bunch. Jayne from Firefly, along with the lyrics from Jaynestown.

A closeup of Jayne:

This one isn't quiet finished yet. It need to be framed, but I need to save every last penny for the wedding, since we set our date for 11-01-2010 (yes its a Monday, but its the day we met).

Card books are found ALL over craftster, especially after this last Valentine's Day. This was the orginal post where I found my insipration!. I made one of these for Chris for Valentine's Day.

Forgot to take a picture of the back. Sorry!
Some of the things I had to say:

Really easy to make, just glued post-its to each card. I'm in the process of making a "sequel" (which'll be a small portion of his wedding gift), that one will be more in depth and more decorated. This one was actually done on the fly as a last minute idea.

And finally...


Now, I have a wedding planner (one I've designed for myself) to be shared when I've finished decorating it the way I want it to be. :) This is a seperate book in which I print off pictures of things I like and where I find inspiration. I have the WORST luck with computers so I decided to print off these things so they don't get lost. The best part of this little side project was that I didn't buy anything new for it.

The cover:

I took scrapbook paper and cut it down. Attached some stickers and cut outs. Covered it in contact paper and hole punched three times.

The back cover:

Done the same way as the cover. I then hole punched several sheets of cardstock. I then took three pcs of ribbon (purple, black, and yellow) and laced them through the holes. I tied them up in a nice double bow on the front. This allows for expansion (if needed).

The pages:

I am/will be making my own wedding dress so I pulled together some pictures for inspiration.

WHEW! Well that's about it for now. I'm working on my Mace Windu pattern at the moment, although everything for the most part is probably going to be put off for a few months (or several) as we plan the wedding. We're planning on getting married in Vegas so it won't be TOO much of a hassle and I am looking forward to all the craft projects I get to do for it! :)

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Princess Leia has arrived!

So a while ago I posted Queen Amidala. I started working on Princess Leia just after that but I lost the cross-stitch bug. Well its back!

Sorry about the image. I'll be retaking pictures with Chris's camera (which is currently MIA) when I publish the patterns. I have drawn out a pattern for Han Solo so he'll be the next one to show up.

Home is Where the Xbox is

Found this pattern here at the sprite stitch forums. I'm not a big x-box player, but Chris is. Its the only gaming station he uses, unless of course we're playing a game together (then its in the Wii).

I still need to iron it and then frame it. It'll fit nicely into an 8x10 mat and an 11x14 picture frame.

Turtle PJs to Turtle Robe

To go with the turtle tank and shorts PJs that I made, I made a robe:

Super easy... and its SUPER warm.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

More than Mario

Chris often tells me that I love Mario more than him... so I made this for him. It only took about a half a day. Its a 5x7 framed with his favorite colors (blue and red) in an 8x10 frame.