I apologize for my lack of updating. It's much quicker to just upload a picture then to write, what I hope, is a fun summary of what I've been stitching. I don't think I'll have another update until before Otakon, which is July 27th to July 29th. I've been busy with a new job as well, so I've been stitching less. Here's what I've managed to get done in 3 months!
This was an awesome special order for Studio Nasu, who I met at magfest. The ninja is from the Gameboy version of Final Fantasy.
I worked on this piece for about a month, and it's 8 by 10 inches. It was a special order that was made for a game tester. I hope they liked it!
This is my favorite piece this year! I started working on it in February, and just finished last week. It's the second clock I've made, the first was my Sonic clock. I used every current Eevee-lution, and the first four Pokeballs for the main numbers. The edges were a little rough, so I finished it with some black ribbon. I'll be selling it at Otakon this year, but it'll be hard to part with!
MAGfest was great as always this year! Thanks to all of the fans who stopped by the table! I've been working on orders from the show nonstop, and it seems that the most popular thing are keychains.
It's been a busy month for me, but now that's it's after Christmas I can show you all of my hard work! This is a special order for the lucky Michael. It has 14 different sprites of Setzer from Final fantasy 3/6 around his name and is stitched in a 5 by 7 inch area. He then framed it in the 8 by 10 inch frame. This took me about a month, and it's the first project I've finished with no mistakes!
Also for my east coast fans I'll be at Magfest again! I even have a super nifty flyer this year. If you see me there, it'll even have a coupon attached!
See you next year!
A few new updates for the month, mostly holiday orders, and boy am I swamped!
Here's the super awesome swap gift I received from $n0wflake! The sprites around the edges are from Okami and she used my Facebook logo for the main piece. I'm hoping to have it framed at my table for Magfest this year, it's the coolest banner I've ever seen!
This is part of a commission I'm working on. The two sprites are Beam Kirby from Super Star Ultra and Megaman from Battle Network.
This is another commission, this time it's Cinccino from Pokemon!
Wow, it's a little dusty in here. Sorry about that, I've been using Facebook so much for updates, but don't worry I haven't forgotten about this! I'll be using more for monthly updates, that way it'll be more regular. I've been stitching mostly commissions, but I'll post everything!
This is two sets of mages from Final Fantasy. The first set are keychains, the second are magnets.
Here's a Nyan Cat bookmark that was super fun to make. It's on sale in my Etsy store!
Here's the latest, my Sprite Stitch Swap gift. I sent it across the border to Canada, and my swap partner really liked it!
Thanks to everyone who stopped by at Otakon! It went really well, and I can't wait for next year. In the meantime I finished a custom order for my Etsy shop and I'm working on another.
Finally, the last piece of art for Otakon is done! I'll be displaying this and five others in the art auction. Here's the latest: it's in a eight by ten frame.
Here's the full list of items that will be at the auction:
Ranma and Genma from Ranma 1/2-starting price $50
Super Street Fighter 2 Character Select Screen-starting price $100
Ichigo from Bleach-starting price $50
Pikachu Pile-starting price $50
Tardis Sampler "It's Bigger On The Inside"-starting price $25
Sorry for the wait, but (in Professor Farnsworth's voice) good news everyone! I sold one of the pieces I had queued up for Otakon so I'm working on another to replace it. I don't want to clutter up this site with too many work in progress pictures, so make sure to check out my Facebook page for all of the latest updates. I should be done in a few weeks, the outline's already finished.
Before I got started on that, I did manage to finish one more Mario enemy. Here's the bud of a piranha plant from SMB 3.
I've finished White Mage and Fighter, but I don't have the brown or yellow to make the other three. As soon as I can figure out why KG Chart is messing up colors so badly, I'll figure out the thread for those.
In the meantime I've started on another Mario set. This time it's his enemies, so far I have Bullet Bill and a spiny done.
Another set done! This time it's Link from the original Legend of Zelda. Also I've started working on the character from the first Final Fantasy. So far I have Red Mage done.
I'm trying something a little different with the bigger sprites. Instead of doing them on plastic canvas, they're done on regular fabric. That way everything stays around two inches. They seem to be working out okay, so I've started on Fighter and should have White Mage done next.
After rediscovering an art taught to me by my grandmother, I decided to use it in the best way possible. By taking all of my favorite video game and comic book characters and immortalizing them in cross stitch forever!