Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Just in case

I edited my Lemon post to include a sweet little chart freebie since I got so many requests. Feel the love!!

Anyway, comment either on this post or the lemon post and I'll send you a simplified copy of the Lemon Rant for FREE!! You have until midnight on 5/26. Hurry!

At some point I'll have a better version up with a boarder and more on Etsy. I promise it'll be cheap. :)

Monday, May 16, 2011

Portal 2 Lemon Rant Cross Stitch

Edit (5/23/11) - Several people have asked for a copy of the chart I used to make this. Sadly a lot of it was done on the fly, however I've been pointed in the direction of a free chart maker (crosstitch.com only does basic text). I'll need to chart it all out by hand, however the new version will include an optional lemon boarder. By Friday I'll have a version up on etsy, however if you leave a comment here with your email I will send you the simplified version FOR FREE. You only have until midnight Thursday (5/26) so get to postin'!

Original Post

I've been working on this for a few weeks off and on. It's simple, to the point, and perfect for daily re-affirmations about flaming lemons. I'll post a better picture when it's properly framed. :)

I made the text on Crosstitch.com then muddled through the lemon with a few online shots. It's done on 14 count for size...ok, that's a lie. I have 14 count lying everywhere so I figured I'd use it since this is such a basic project. That and 22 count would have been insanely small. XD

Click the pic for a bigger shot. Thanks for looking!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Random sewing tip!

Making something that requires light boning but don't have any on hand? Here are some cheap alternatives that you might have lying around the house.

~Plastic milk jugs cut into strips
~Plastic straps used to secure heavy boxes (I'll be using these for a pair of arm bracers)
~Heavy duty zip ties
~Pretty much anything sturdy enough not to collapse on itself, but light and flexible enough to move with you!

What you shouldn't use
~Anything metal unless you want to soften the ends (for corseting they're dipped in a special melted plastic)
~Cardboard (it'll fall faster than a drunk girl's panties)
~Nothing. Seriously. If you're making something that calls for inside support then it NEEDS inside support! I know you're giving me funny looks, but you don't know how many times I've seen someone skip boning because they thought it would work.

Remember, boning isn't just for corsets. I find that adding a little boning to a set of arm bracers and boot covers really help with the look.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Coming Attractions!!

I'm going to be posting a few work-in-progress shots of my current cross-stitch projects. Also I'm starting a 6 week review of the 5 available fitness games for the Xbox Kinect. Wish me luck!